Sharks trade forward drafted in first round to Predators

SAN JOSE — The San Jose Sharks traded their 2020 first-round draft pick, Ozzy Wiesblatt, to the Nashville Predators on Sunday for forward Egor Afanasyev.

Afanasyev, 23, led the AHL’s Milwaukee Admirals with 54 points, including 27 goals, in 56 regular season games this past season. He has one goal in 19 career NHL games.

A pending restricted free agent, Afanasyev, listed at 6-4 and 209 pounds, was a second-round draft pick by the Predators in 2019 and just finished his third full season of North American professional hockey. He has 113 points in 187 career regular season games in the AHL.

Wiesblatt, 22, spent most of the last two seasons with the Barracuda and had 11 points (three goals, eight assists) in 34 games.

While on loan to Milwaukee to end the season, Wiesblatt played in 16 regular-season games and 15 playoff games. He had 15 points (three goals, 12 assists) in those 31 games.

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