The Edmonton Oilers have acquired yet another player from the Detroit Red Wings, General Manager Ken Holland’s former team.
This time, they’ve acquired Andreas Athanasiou in exchange for Sam Gagner and two second-round draft picks (2020 and 2021).
The Detroit #RedWings today acquired center Sam Gagner, a second-round pick in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft and a second-round pick in the 2021 NHL Entry Draft from the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for center Andreas Athanasiou and left wing Ryan Kuffner. pic.twitter.com/TvdXRVaWqX
— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) February 24, 2020
The Oilers are also receiving Ryan Kuffner, a 23-year-old forward with Detroit’s AHL affiliate, as part of the deal. They will, however, be retaining 10% of Gagner’s $3.15 million salary which expires at seasons end.
Athanasiou, 25, has 294 games under his belt along with 154 points (83-71-154). He has 10 goals and 14 assists in 46 games this season and is a pending free agent in the final year of a two-year, $6 million deal.
The speedy forward is the second player that the Oilers have picked up from the Red Wings. On Sunday night, it was announced that they received defenceman Mike Green in exchange for forward Kyle Brodziak and a conditional draft pick — either a fourth-rounder in 2020 or a third-round selection in 2021.