Islanders trade Carter Verhaeghe to Lightning for Kristers Gudlevskis

The New Yorks Islanders traded forward Carter Verhaeghe to the Tampa Bay Lightning for goaltender Kristers Gudlevskis.

Newsday’s Arthur Staple was first to report the transaction.

Gudlevskis, a native of Aizkraukle, Latvia, went 15-10-11 with the AHL’s Syracuse Crunch this past season. He had a 2.65 goals-against average a .897 save percentage.

The Lightning will ride with a tandem of Andrei Vasilevskiy and Peter Budaj in net. The team parted ways with Ben Bishop in February.

Verhaeghe, a third-round pick of the Maple Leafs in 2013, was acquired by the Islanders from Toronto in a trade involving Michael Grabner in 2015. The 21-year-old split the 2016-17 campaign between the AHL’s Bridgeport Sound Tigers and ECHL’s Missouri Mavericks.

Acquire:
  • Kristers Gudlevskis
Acquire:
  • Carter Verhaeghe