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Steve Yzerman The Trader

07/22/2021 at 6:20pm EDT

from Kevin Alen of Detroit Hockey Now,

One of Steve Yzerman’s strengths as a general manager is a willingness to be creative and varied in his problem-solving. While Detroit Red Wings fans were debating whether the Red Wings should draft a goalie with the sixth pick in the NHL draft Friday, Yzerman was busy hammering out the final details of acquiring goalie Alex Nedeljkovic from the Carolina Hurricanes.o

Nedeljkovic is 25 and was a Calder Trophy Finalist last season. He was 15-5-3 last season with a 1.90 goals-against average.

“We are pretty excited about it,” Yzerman said. “He did very well this year and everyone within our organization is familiar with him because of his local ties.

The Red Wings gave up a third-round pick, and the rights to UFA Jonathan Bernier.

It’s not Yzerman’s way to gush, to be overly effusive in his praise. But this deal is another reason for fans to celebrate Yzerman’s skill as a trader and mover and shaker. This is Detroit’s goalie for today, and it’s possible he is the goalie for the future, a guy who will grow with this rebuilding team.

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