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Sharks Acquire Dubnyk for 5th, Wild Retain 50% Cap Hit

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Devan Dubnyk, San Jose Sharks

Per Michael Russo, the San Jose Sharks will acquire Devan Dubnyk and a 2022 seventh-round pick from the Minnesota Wild for a 2022 fifth-round pick and money retained.

According to Russo, the Wild will retain half of Dubnyk’s $4.33 million cap hit — so the Sharks’ cap hit on the 34-year-old goaltender will be just $2.17 million.

“Devan has been one of the League’s top goaltenders for many years and after playing so many years in the Western Conference, is someone our hockey staff is very familiar with,” Sharks GM Doug Wilson said. “As we head into what will surely be a unique season, his acquisition gives us a high-quality and experienced tandem of netminders.”

In total today, the San Jose Sharks have acquired winger Ryan Donato ($1.93 million cap hit for one more year), goalie Dubnyk ($2.17 million for one more year), and a 2022 seventh-round pick from Minnesota for a 2021 third-round pick (from Pittsburgh) and a 2022 fifth-round pick.

This will leave the Sharks roughly $10 million dollars of cap space to acquire two more (hopefully middle-six) forwards and two more (likely bottom-pairing) defensemen.

San Jose Hockey Now has been ferreting out information about Dubnyk for a couple weeks now.

Just today, we talked to goaltending experts Cat Silverman and Cole Anderson about some of Dubnyk’s red flags:

Cat Silverman & Cole Anderson on If Acquiring Dubnyk Is a Mistake

Kyle and JD batted around the idea of Dubnyk to the San Jose Sharks on the Locked On Sharks podcast:

Is Devan Dubnyk the Answer for Sharks?

And as far back as two weeks ago, I was receiving decided mixed signals about Dubnyk from NHL scouts, with opinions ranging from “I don’t love Dubnyk…When I was watching him, it seemed like he was guessing a bit” to “I expect him to bounce back”:

Scouts on How Potential Buyout UFAs Would Fit Sharks

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