Devils reportedly acquire PK Subban from Predators
The Nashville Predators have parted with defenseman P.K. Subban after three seasons.
According to reports, the Predators have traded Subban to the New Jersey Devils in a move to free up salary cap space.
The New Jersey Devils have acquired P.K. Subban
— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) June 22, 2019
Deal is Steve Santini, Jeremy Davis, 2nd round pick in this year’s draft (#34) and 2nd round pick in 2020 for PK Subban.
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) June 22, 2019
The Devils took on the entirety of Subban’s $9 million salary in the deal as well, which is likely a major factor behind the modest return heading to Nashville. The Predators were in need of cap space and prioritized that ahead of maximizing Subban’s trade value.
A three-time All-Star, Subban goes from a Stanley Cup contender in Nashville to a rebuilding effort in New Jersey. The 30-year-old should help accelerate that effort, while also bringing the art of trolling to New Jersey with him.