Three notable Canadians traded at the NHL Draft

Sam Reinhart (Lisa Gansky, Wikimedia Commons)

There were three Canadians who recorded 10 points or more this past season in the National Hockey League, who were traded at the NHL Entry Draft this past weekend. Left winger Sammy Blais of Montmagny, Quebec was traded from the St. Louis Blues to the New York Rangers, defenseman Jake Bean of Calgary, Alberta was traded from the Carolina Hurricanes to the Columbus Blue Jackets, and right winger Sam Reinhart of Vancouver, British Columbia was traded from the Buffalo Sabres to the Florida Panthers.

Reinhart is joining his second NHL franchise. He previously played seven seasons with the Sabres after being the second overall pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. This past season he had 25 goals and 15 assists for 40 points. Reinhart was traded from Buffalo to Florida for prospect goaltender Devon Levi of Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Quebec, and a first round draft pick in the 2022 NHL Entry Draft.

Bean had one goal and 11 assists for 12 points this past season in Carolina. Bean’s goal was the first of his NHL career. He was traded for a second round pick in the 2021 NHL Draft.

Blais was traded to the Rangers from the Blues with a second round draft pick in the 2022 NHL Draft for Pavel Buchnevich. This past year, Blais had eight goals and seven assists for 15 points.

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