Red Wings and Islanders Complete a Trade

Ladies and gentlemen, we have a trade to announce as the Detroit Red Wings have shipped forward Dmytro Timashov to the New York Islanders for future considerations.

The 24-year-old Timashov was originally a 5th-round selection of the Toronto Maple Leafs back in 2015. Last season in 44 games split between the Wings and the Leafs, Timashov registered nine points in 44 games. 

Timashov plays a rugged game built on speed and tenacity, and isn't afraid to muck it up in the corners. His offensive upside may be limited, but if he develops, Timashov could end up being the perfect third-line winger for the Isles.

The Ukraine born forward is currently a restricted free-agent and in need of a contract for next season. The Islanders have just over $3 million in cap space and has three spots left on their NHL roster to fill. Timashov will likely agree to a deal just under $1 million for next season.

Timashov reunites with Lou Lamoriello, the Islanders' president and general manager, who left the Maple Leafs to join New York in May 2018.

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