The San Jose Sharks have a new goalie.
The Sharks have acquired Adin Hill and a 2022 seventh-round pick from the Arizona Coyotes for Josef Korenar and a second-round pick.
Details of this trade were first reported by Kevin Kurz, John Gambadoro, and Elliotte Friedman.
The timing of this trade is critical: At 12 PM PT today, there will be a roster freeze on trades, waivers, and signings. At 2 PM, teams have to turn in their expansion draft protection lists.
The San Jose Sharks will protect Hill and expose Martin Jones, while Arizona will protect Darcy Kuemper and expose Korenar.
There were rumors about Kuemper being the Coyotes goalie on the move, but he remains with the Coyotes…for now.
As for the San Jose Sharks, is Hill the first of two goalies that they intend to acquire? Historically, the 25-year-old RFA has been a successful back-up — he’s played 13, 13, and 19 games over the last three seasons.
Or does Hill’s expected low cost — he made $800,000 in 2020-21 — make it possible for the Sharks to trot out a Hill-Jones combination next year?
Jones is making $5.75 million per over the next three years and is a buyout candidate.
Hill’s price tag could also help create more cap space for the San Jose Sharks to be bigger players in the UFA market.
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