Red Wings trade defenseman Jake Walman to the Sharks

Jake Walman (Jenn G, Wikimedia Commons)

Defenseman Jake Walman of Toronto, Ontario was traded from the Detroit Red Wings to the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday. He was traded with a second round pick in the 2024 National Hockey League Entry Draft for future considerations.

Walman is joining his third NHL franchise. He was previously with the St. Louis Blues for three seasons from 2020 to 2022, and then with the Detroit Red Wings for three seasons from 2022 to 2024.

In 2023-24 with the Red Wings, Walman had 12 goals and nine assists for 21 points in 63 games. He was a -2 with 44 penalty minutes, four power-play points, three game-winning goals, one shorthanded point, 108 shots on goal, 151 blocked shots, 42 hits, 18 takeaways, and 27 giveaways. Walman had career highs in goals, points, power-play points, game-winning goals, shorthanded points, and blocked shots.

Walman’s shorthanded point came on November 30 in a 5-1 Red Wings win over the Chicago Blackhawks. Walman set up J.T. Compher to open the scoring at 2:29 of the first period.

This was the second time Walman was traded. On March 21, 2022, he was traded from the Blues to the Red Wings with a second round pick in the 2023 NHL Entry Draft and centre Oskar Sundqvist for defensemen Nick Leddy and Luke Witkowski. With the draft pick, the Red Wings selected defenseman Andrew Gibson of LaSalle, Ontario.

Ironically, Gibson was also traded by the Red Wings on Tuesday. He was traded from Detroit to Nashville for right wing prospect Jesse Kiiskinen and a second round pick in the 2024 NHL Draft.

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