Jamie McGinn Traded to Anaheim

Jamie McGinn has been traded by the Buffalo Sabres to the Anaheim Ducks, in exchange for a conditional 3rd round pick, which would become a 2nd if the Ducks win two playoff rounds.

Jamie McGinn Traded

McGinn was quietly having a productive season in Buffalo before being traded to the Ducks. On the season he has 14 goals and 13 assists, which put him fifth on the Sabres roster in points (T-3rd in assists, 5th in goals). But, with the team starting to have a young look to the roster, and no chance of making the playoffs, they have decided to offload McGinn in favor of freeing up cap space.

Despite not being a prolific scorer, he will surely be a boost to the second or third line rotation in Anaheim. For this, and the fact that he will be an unrestricted free agent in the upcoming offseason, it will be a welcome addition to the organization.

McGinn is currently on the last year of a 2-year/$5.9 million contract, originally given to him by the Colorado Avalanche. He is scheduled to hit unrestricted free agency on July 1st, and it remains to be seen if his new team will see him as a rental; or look to lock up McGinn to an extension.  How he performs down the stretch and into the playoffs will likely determine this. As it stands though, he certainly is a key addition for the remainder of the season.

McGinn, 27, was taken with the 36th overall pick of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.

We will have more details on this trade as it develops. Follow @lastwordonpuck on Twitter and stay tuned to www.LastWordonSports.com for all of your NHL deadline news and analysis.

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BUFFALO, NY – JANUARY 15: Jonas Gustavsson #50 of the Boston Bruins defends the net as Jamie McGinn #88 of the Buffalo Sabres looks for a shot at First Niagara Center on January 15, 2016 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Jen Fuller/NHLI via Getty Images)

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