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Nashville Trades The Rights Of Jimmy Vesey To Buffalo

06/20/2016 at 4:32pm EDT

Nashville, Tenn. (June 20, 2016) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Monday that the club has acquired Minnesota’s third-round selection, 76th overall, in the 2016 NHL Draft, from the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for forward Jimmy Vesey.

added 4:39pm, Buffalo release is below...

BUFFALO, N.Y. (June 20, 2016) --- The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has acquired the rights to forward Jimmy Vesey from the Nashville Predators in exchange for a third-round pick, No. 76 overall, in the 2016 NHL Draft.

Vesey (6’2”, 201 lbs., 5/26/1993) recently completed his senior season at Harvard University (NCAA) where he won the 2016 Hobey Baker Award as college hockey’s top player. During the 2015-16 campaign he paced all Crimson skaters and finished third in the ECAC with 46 points (24+22) in 33 games.

The North Reading, Massachusetts native finished his collegiate career with 144 points (80+64) in 128 games and was named ECAC Hockey Player of the Year after the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons. Internationally, Vesey won a gold medal for Team USA at the 2013 World Junior Championship and took home a bronze medal as part of USA’s 2015 World Championship squad.

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