Detroit Red Wings trade Gustav Nyquist to San Jose for pair of draft picks
By JOSH DUBOW
AP Sports Writer
SAN JOSE, Calif. — The San Jose Sharks acquired forward Gustav Nyquist from the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday night for two draft picks in a deal they hope adds scoring depth for a Stanley Cup push.
Nyquist scored a goal earlier in the day for Detroit in a 5-3 loss to San Jose. The teams then finalized the deal hours later after Nyquist waived his no-trade clause, with the Sharks sending a 2019 second-round pick and conditional 2020 third-rounder to the Red Wings.
“Gustav is a talented, versatile forward who plays with speed and a strong hockey sense,” Sharks general manager Doug Wilson said.
The Sharks, third in the NHL with 82 points, wanted to add more forward depth as they try to make a run for a title this season.