Cody Franson, Mike Santorelli to Predators: Latest Trade Details and Reaction

February 15th, 2015 by Timothy Rapp Leave a reply »

The Nashville Predators have acquired Cody Franson and Mike Santorelli from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for forwards Brendan Leipsic and Olli Jokinen and a first-round pick in the 2015 NHL draft, according to a press release on the team's official website.

Nashville's president of hockey operations and general manager David Poile spoke about the deal:

In preparation for the 2015 playoff run, our goal was to add a veteran defenseman who could play in all situations and a proven forward who could move up and down lineup based on the situation. We were fortunate to do this in the same transaction with players who are in the prime of their careers more than two weeks before the Trade Deadline in order to give them more time to contribute and gel with their teammates.

Both Cody and Mike were drafted, developed and began their NHL careers here. They know our organization and still have former teammates and friends on the roster. We are fully confident that they will seamlessly fit into our team.

KWilsonPreds on Twitter noted that Franson and Santorelli wil ...

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