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A2Y- Minor Trade Detroit/San Jose

01/18/2023 at 3:02pm EST

DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings today acquired center Jasper Weatherby from the San Jose Sharks in exchange for center Kyle Criscuolo.

Weatherby, 24, has spent the entire 2022-23 season with the American Hockey League’s San Jose Barracuda, recording six points (3-3-6) and 39 penalty minutes in 39 games. The 6-foot-4, 222-pound forward split his first professional season between the Sharks and Barracuda in 2021-22, notching 11 points (5-6-11) and 18 penalty minutes in 50 games with the Sharks, in addition to 15 points (5-10-15) and 24 penalty minutes in 25 appearances with the Barracuda. Originally selected by San Jose in the fourth round (102nd overall) of the 2018 NHL Entry Draft, Weatherby tallied a power play goal and an assist in his NHL debut with the Sharks on Oct. 16, 2021 vs. Winnipeg.

Prior to turning professional, Weatherby played three seasons at the University of North Dakota from 2018-21, serving as an assistant captain during his junior year. The Portland, Oregon, native totaled 47 points (27-20-47), 50 penalty minutes and a plus-11 rating in 100 games with the Fighting Hawks, helping the program win back-to-back Penrose Cup titles as the National Collegiate Hockey Conference’s regular-season champion. Additionally, Weatherby ranks sixth in program history with a 57.8 faceoff percentage. Before starting his collegiate career, Weatherby spent two seasons with the Wenatchee Wild of the British Columbia Hockey League from 2016-18, compiling 106 points (49-57-106) and 72 penalty minutes in 104 games, along with 42 points (17-25-42) in 30 postseason contests. During his final season in Wenatchee, Weatherby was named the recipient of the Vern Dye Memorial Trophy as the BCHL’s most valuable player, and also earned the Brett Hull Trophy as the league’s top scorer after posting 74 points (37-37-74) in 58 regular-season games. Weatherby helped the Wild capture the 2018 BCHL championship after posting 38 points (15-23-38) in 20 playoff appearances.


Wow. I am sure this will set the Wings on a major winning streak. Not. Hopefully, this is just a warm up for many, many more trades, cause this team stinks in its present form.


I wonder if this move will allow Varana to play more and not be scratched since Weatherby is not considered a "Vet" like Criscuolo.


Great point.  GR also moved on from Smith, I wonder if some of this is to add some grit to that team that otherwise doesn't have much. 


Great thought,  you are probably right.


Any thoughts on this?


6' 4" 222 lbs.  Enough said, team needs some size.


From Khan:

The move helps alleviate the logjam of veterans with the Grand Rapids Griffins, as explained on theahl.com:

“Of the eighteen skaters (not counting two goaltenders) that teams may dress for a game, at least thirteen must be qualified as “development players.” Of those 13, twelve (12) must have played in 260 or fewer professional games (including AHL, NHL and European elite leagues), and one must have played in 320 or fewer professional games. All calculations for development status are based on regular-season totals as of the start of the season.”


from Bob Duff of Detroit Hockey Now,

The Detroit Red Wings are creating a runway for Jakub Vrana. It’s up to Vrana, though, whether he takes off.

Wednesday saw completion of a pair of trades Wednesday between the Red Wings and San Jose Sharks. First and foremost, purpose of thse moves are improvement to the roster of the AHL Grand Rapids Grifins. At the same time, another objective of these transactions was elimination of the logjam among AHL veterans on the Grand Rapids roster.

Veteran forward Kyle Criscuolo was dealt the Sharks in exchange for Sharks for forward Jasper Weatherby. Weatherby was then assigned to the Griffins.

In a separate trade, the Griffins acquired forward Patrick McGrath from the San Jose Barracuda (AHL) for future considerations.

Since the AHL is first and foremost a development league, the rules prohibit teams from suiting up more than five players that are considered veterans. A veteran is someone who has played 260 or more professional games. This would be including AHL, NHL and European elite leagues, or 320 or more professional games. All calculations for development status are based on regular-season totals as of the start of the current season.


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