Sharks trade Adin Hill to Golden Knights
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The San Jose Sharks announced yesterday that they’ve traded goalie Adin Hill to the Vegas Golden Knights, in exchange for a fourth-round pick in 2024.
Hill was only acquired by the Sharks from the Arizona Coyotes last offseason, in a deal which notably sent a second-round pick back the other way. In Hill’s only season with the Sharks, he suffered from injury trouble and suited up for just 25 games, managing a .906 save percentage.
I’ll try to go more in-depth on the deal soon but as a quick note, I’m not a huge fan of the move for San Jose. While James Reimer was the team’s clear top netminder, he also would’ve brought back the largest trade return. Given San Jose isn’t looking to compete right now (or at least shouldn’t be), it could’ve just made sense to get back assets for Reimer and keep Hill, alongside Kaapo Kahkonen.
Hill is still just 26 years old and while a .906 save percentage isn’t great, he also didn’t have much of a team in front of him. In a year’s time, the Sharks have given up on a decent goalie and essentially just turned a second-round pick into a fourth-round pick.
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