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Vancouver Trades Jason Garrison To Tampa Bay

added 3:26pm, Tampa Bay press release is below...

PHILADELPHIA –The Tampa Bay Lightning have acquired defenseman Jason Garrison, the rights to forward Jeff Costello and a seventh-round pick at the 2015 NHL Entry draft from the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for their second-round pick in 2014, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced today.

Garrison, 6-foot-3, 222 pounds, played in 81 games with the Canucks last season, recording seven goals, four power-play goals and 33 points.  He ranked fifth on the team overall for points and led all Vancouver blue-liners. Garrison averaged 20:53 in ice time per game in 2013-14, which ranked fourth among Canuck defensemen.

A native of White Rock, British Columbia, Garrison has played in 318 career NHL games with Vancouver and the Florida Panthers.  During his career he has amassed 38 goals, 16 on the power play, and 108 points.  He finished third among all NHL defensemen for goal scoring in 2011-12 with 16.   He has appeared in a total of eight playoff games, recording a goal and three points. 

Garrison played college hockey at the University of Minnesota-Duluth before turning pro.  During his career with the Bulldogs he amassed nine goals and 29 points in 87 games.

Costello, who recently finished his senior season at Notre Dame, recorded 13 goals and 22 points in 40 games for the Fighting Irish last season.  The Milwaukee, Wisconsin native has accumulated 41 goals and 82 points with 239 penalty minutes in 145 games during his four-year career in South Bend.  He was drafted by the Ottawa Senators in the fifth-round, 146th overall, at the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.  

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Nathan's avatar

Geez, what a salary dump. Sure, Garrison is overpaid but he’s a solid player.

Posted by Nathan from the scoresheet! on 06/27/14 at 03:24 PM ET

Paul's avatar

Garrison’s cap hit is $4.6M for the next four years per CapGeek.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 06/27/14 at 03:28 PM ET

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Good trade for Tampa. He has a hard accurate shot that will make Bolts PP even better.

Posted by Puckbubba on 06/27/14 at 04:02 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

Stevie keeps making things happen.  Good for him and Tampa.  What did Detroit do with its 2nd rounder again?

Posted by Hootinani on 06/27/14 at 04:03 PM ET

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Stevie keeps making things happen.  Good for him and Tampa.  What did Detroit do with its 2nd rounder again?

Man oh man does that trade look even worse now. Imagine if we still had that 2nd round pick and Jarnkrok to use as trade bait. I’m sure we could have gotten something better than a useless over the hill Legwand.

Posted by fuleko on 06/27/14 at 04:19 PM ET

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Legwand was the only legitimate top 6 center this team had for a month folks. Keep that in mind.

Posted by mrfluffy from A wide spot on I-90 in Montana on 06/27/14 at 04:51 PM ET

HockeytownOverhaul's avatar

Tampa’s just mortgaging their future to win now.

Posted by HockeytownOverhaul on 06/27/14 at 05:48 PM ET

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Legwand was the only legitimate top 6 center this team had for a month folks. Keep that in mind.

Posted by mrfluffy from A wide spot on I-90 in Montana on 06/27/14 at 04:51 PM ET

And did next to nothing to help the Wings get into the playoffs, and moved up and down the lineup because of this.  It would have been better to keep the pick and move Nike or Franz to center, IMO.

Im not saying that this move was open to Holland, especially without the 2nd available, but these are the kind of deals he should be jumping all over if FA is going to be too rich for his blood.

Posted by Hootinani on 06/27/14 at 06:48 PM ET

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