The Detroit Red Wings have agreed to trade Patrik Nemeth to the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for a 2022 fourth-round pick.
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Detroit Red Wings Trade Patrik Nemeth to Colorado Avalanche
The Red Wings completed a trade today with the Colorado Avalanche. The Red Wings will acquire a 2022 fourth-round-pick in exchange for defenceman Patrik Nemeth. The former Avalanche returns to his old team after signing a two-year contract with the Red Wings in 2019.
What the Avalanche Get from Patrik Nemeth
In Nemeth, the Avalanche get a strong, bottom-pairing defenceman. This season, he scored two goals and six assists for eight points, adding eight minutes in penalties. His possession numbers are 41.5 percent Corsi and a relative Corsi of -7.4. Last season, Nemeth scored one goal and eight assists for nine points. Over his eight-year NHL career, Nemeth has played for the Dallas Stars, Colorado Avalanche, and Detroit Red Wings. In that time, he has seven goals and 49 assists for 56 career points in 353 career games. He was originally drafted in the second round, 41st overall of the 2010 NHL draft by the Dallas Stars.
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What This Means for the Future
Nemeth’s return to the Avalanche brings with it a familiar play style. The stalwart, stay-at-home defenceman will find a perfect home on the team’s bottom pairing as they make a run for the Stanley Cup. The Red Wings, on the other hand, have secured their third fourth-round-pick for the 2022 draft, and their ninth pick in the draft. With the Red Wings looking to bolster their future and the Avalanche gearing up for the playoffs, this appears to be a win-win trade for both sides.