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What’s NHL Scout’s Take on Calen Addison? (+)



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You would think a 23-year-old defenseman who’s already scored 38 points in 92 NHL games would net more than a fifth-round pick in a trade.

But that’s pretty much all the San Jose Sharks gave up to acquire Calen Addison from the Minnesota Wild, not only a later-round pick, but a selection three years from now, a 2026 fifth, along with middling prospect Adam Raska.

When something looks too good to be true, it’s always worth another look. So I asked an NHL scout from outside the San Jose Sharks organization to share his thoughts about Addison.

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