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Predators Trade P.K. Subban To Devils

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  • Predators Trade P.K. Subban To Devils

    Predators trade All-Star D Subban to Devils

    VANCOUVER -- Nashville Predators All-Star defenseman P.K. Subban has been traded to the New Jersey Devils for defenseman Steven Santini, prospect Jeremy Davies and a second-round pick in 2019 and 2020, the teams announced Saturday.

    Subban, 30, spent the past three seasons with the Predators. This is the second time in three years he has been traded. Subban spent the first seven years of his career with the Montreal Canadiens before they shipped him to Nashville in a blockbuster deal for Shea Weber in 2016.

    Subban, the 2013 Norris Trophy winner, was limited to 63 games last season and saw his ice time reduced to 22:40 a night after averaging more than 26 minutes a night between 2014 and 2016. His offensive numbers dipped last season as well, as he posted only nine goals and 22 assists.

    He carries a $9 million cap hit on his contract, which runs through 2021-22. It is the third-highest cap hit for a defenseman in the NHL, trailing only San Jose's Erik Karlsson ($11.5 million) and Los Angeles' Drew Doughty ($11 million).

    Santini, 24, has played in 114 games for the Devils over the past four seasons, including 39 games last season. He had one goal and three assists while averaging 16:39 ice time a night.

    Davies, 22, was a seventh-round pick of the Devils in 2016 but has since raised his profile as a strong offensive-minded defenseman prospect. Davies played for Northeastern University for three seasons.