The Vancouver Canucks traded forward Jared McCann and a 2016 second- and fourth-round pick to the Florida Panthers on Wednesday night for defenceman Erik Gudbranson and a fifth-round pick in the 2016 NHL Draft.
McCann had nine goals and nine assists in 69 games in his rookie season this year for Vancouver. The Canucks drafted the 19-year-old in the first round of the 2014 NHL draft (24th overall).
Gudbranson scored twice and added seven assists in 64 games for Florida this season. He also appeared in six games during the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Ottawa native was third on the Panthers in hits with 150 while averaging 20:06 of ice time per game.
Florida drafted six-foot-five, 216-pound Gudbranson third overall in the 2010 NHL Draft and signed him to a one-year extension with a $3.5 million cap hit for the 2016-17 season. When that deal expires, he will still be RFA eligible.