via Elliotte Friedman tweets,
Kane deal done
Myers Stafford Armia Lemieux and first for Bogosian and Kane
Jason Kasdorf a goalie from RPI also goes in deal
added 11:48am, from TSN,
The Evander Kane era in Winnipeg has come to an end as part a blockbuster eight-player deal with the Buffalo Sabres.
The Jets traded Kane, Zach Bogosian, and unsigned goaltending prospect Jason Kasdorf to the Sabres on Wednesday in exchange for Tyler Myers, Drew Stafford, prospects Brendan Lemieux, Joel Armia and a first-round draft pick.
According to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger, the first-round pick will be the lowest of the three that Buffalo currently owns.
added 12:46pm, Winnipeg Jets release is below...
added 1:00pm, Bufalo Sabres release now below too...
The Winnipeg Jets announced they have acquired defenceman Tyler Myers, forwards Drew Stafford, Joel Armia and Brendan Lemieux, as well as a first round draft choice in the 2015 NHL Draft from the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for defenceman Zach Bogosian, forward Evander Kane, and goaltender Jason Kasdorf.
The Jets have also announced they have re-assigned forward Patrice Cormier to the St. John’s IceCaps of the American Hockey League.
Myers, 25, has played in 365 career games with the Buffalo Sabres, who originally drafted the defenceman 12th overall in the 2008 NHL Draft. The native of Calgary, AB has collected 151 career points (45G, 106A) and 256 penalty minutes over six seasons with the Sabres. Myers was honoured with the Calder Memorial Trophy as the NHL Rookie of the Year in 2009-10 when he posted 48 points (11G, 37A) while playing in all 82 games of his inaugural season.
Stafford, 29, is a veteran of 563 NHL games over nine seasons with the Buffalo Sabres. In that time, the native of Milwaukee, WI has compiled 322 points (145G, 177A) and 327 penalty minutes. Stafford was originally selected by the Buffalo Sabres in the first round, 13th overall, of the 2004 NHL Draft.
Armia, 21, is playing in his second professional season in North America spending the last two seasons with the AHL’s Rochester Americans. While with Rochester, Armia collected 52 points (17G, 35A) and 69 penalty minutes over 87 games. The Finnish product played his first and only NHL game with the Sabres on Dec. 23/14 versus the Detroit Red Wings. Buffalo selected Armia in the first round, 16th overall, of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.
Lemieux, 18, was recently drafted by the Buffalo Sabres in the second round, 31st overall, of the 2014 NHL Draft. The Buckingham, QC native is currently in his third season with the OHL’s Barrie Colts where he’s scored 35 goals in 46 games played this season. Over three seasons with Barrie, Lemieux has posted 117 points (68G, 49A) and 317 penalty minutes in 153 games played.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (February 11, 2015) --- The Buffalo Sabres today announced that the team has acquired forward Evander Kane, defenseman Zach Bogosian and goaltender Jason Kasdorf from the Winnipeg Jets in exchange for defenseman Tyler Myers, forwards Drew Stafford and Joel Armia, the rights to prospect Brendan Lemieux, as well as the Sabres’ latest first-round draft pick in the 2015 NHL Draft.
Kane (6’2”, 198 lbs., 8/2/91) has played in six NHL seasons with the Winnipeg Jets/Atlanta Thrashers franchise since being drafted in the first round (fourth overall) of the 2009 NHL Draft. In 2011-12, he led the Jets with 30 goals and, at 20 years old, was the NHL’s youngest 30-goal scorer that season. He has amassed 222 points (109+113) in 361 career NHL games, including 22 points (10+12) in 37 games played this season.
The Vancouver, B.C. native played for Team Canada at the World Junior Championship in 2009, helping Canada win the gold medal. He also played three seasons (2006-07 – 2008-09) with the Vancouver Giants of the Western Hockey League.
Bogosian (6’3”, 225 lbs., 7/15/90) has played in seven seasons with the Jets/Thrashers organization after being selected by Atlanta in the first round (third overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, recording 127 points (40+87) and 325 penalty minutes in 393 career NHL games. The Massena, N.Y. native led all rookie defensemen with nine goals in 2008-09 and set career highs in assists (25) and points (30) in 65 games with Winnipeg in 2011-12.
In 41 games this season, Bogosian has tallied 13 points (3+10) and 40 penalty minutes while averaging 22:10 of ice time per game.
Kasdorf (6’3”, 178 lbs., 5/18/92), drafted by Winnipeg in the sixth round (157th overall) of the 2011 NHL Draft, is currently playing for the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he earned ECAC Rookie of the Year honors in 2012-13. The Winnipeg native has also played in the USHL for the Des Moines Buccaneers (2011-12).