The San Jose Sharks have acquired the rights to Vancouver Canucks’ defenseman Patrick McNally in exchange for the Sharks’ 210th pick.
— San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) June 27, 2015
The Canucks GM, Jim Benning, was unsure of what path to take with McNally. While McNally is a great offensive defenseman a serious knee injury this past season set him back a little. Right now the Canucks need a healthy team. Trading his rights to the Sharks was a good move.
On the other side of the coin, the Sharks are in need of a young player who they can mold and who can handle high pressure games. McNally may not play a physical game but can handle the heat when it is applied. McNally is also able to pass accurately and steal a puck at a moments notice. He will come in handy against teams like the LA Kings and Anaheim Ducks.
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Elaine is in her first year writing for The Hockey Writers. She will mostly be covering the Columbus Blue Jackets, Lake Erie Monsters, NWHL, and the charitable works all hockey players partake in.
She just ended a two season internship with the Ohio AAA Blue Jackets.