Vancouver Canucks trade Jannik Hansen to San Jose Sharks
Canucks get Nikolay Goldobin and a 4th round pick for Hansen, who played with Vancouver for a decade
A day after trading Alex Burrows, the Vancouver Canucks have parted ways with another longtime member of their team.
Jannik Hansen was traded on Tuesday night to the San Jose Sharks for Nikolay Goldobin and a 2017 4th round pick.
Goldobin, who was selected 27th overall in the 2014 draft, has 41 points in 46 games this year for the San Jose Barracuda, the Sharks' AHL affiliate.
Hansen, who had 235 regular season points for the Canucks in 565 games, was pulled from Vancouver's lineup just before their game against the Detroit Red Wings.
The speedy, popular winger debuted for the team in the 2007 playoffs, but it wasn't until the 2010-2011 season, when the Canucks made it to the Stanley Cup finals, before he played a full season.
But in recent years he had become one of the team's most dependable offensive players, scoring 22 goals in the 2015-2016 season.
Hansen, who has struggled with injuries this season, has just over a year remaining on a contract extension signed in 2013.
The NHL trade deadline is at 3 p.m. ET on March 1, and there is speculation the Canucks could unload more veterans, including goaltender Ryan Miller.
Everything you had, every game, for 10 seasons. Thank you Jannik. <a href="https://t.co/9wwRJsi1RA">pic.twitter.com/9wwRJsi1RA</a>—@Canucks