The Islanders have traded Travis Hamonic to Calgary for multiple draft picks.
The Islanders receive:
- 2018 First Round Pick
- 2018 Second Round Pick
- 2nd Round Pick in 2019 or 2020
The Flames receive:
- 4th round pick in 2019 or 2020
On the conditions of some of the picks, Bob McKenzie tweets, "If CGY sends NYI a 2nd in 2019, the 4th the Flames get back is also in 2019. If CGY sends 2nd in 2020, the 4th rder they get back is 2020."
This is a great haul for Hamonic, and Garth really was able to cash him in when his value was at a premium. It also clears almost $5 million in cap space that the Isles can use to make a run at another forward, which to me, is likely in the works. This isn't just about future assets. It's about having more assets in the bank to open up other avenues to improve the team.
On a personal note, Hamonic might be one of the best human beings in hockey, and it is hard to imagine the Islanders without him. But this is the unfortunate part of really pushing all your chips to the center of the table and going all in. Sometimes there's collateral damage. So good luck, Travis! I wish you much success in Calgary. We will miss you.