Flyers Trade For Ristolainen
A day after trading defensemen Shayne Gostibehere the Flyers have replaced him. The team has traded defensemen Robert Hagg, the 13th overall pick in this years draft, a 2nd round in 2023 for defensemen Rasmus Ristolainen.
🚨 TRADE ALERT! 🚨— Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) July 23, 2021
We have acquired defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen from the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for our first round pick (13th overall) in the 2021 NHL Draft, a second round pick in the 2023 NHL Draft and defenseman Robert Hagg. Details: https://t.co/UOBqWNQCm6 pic.twitter.com/vCrkLgY0Mt
Ristolainen is 26 years old and will bring a lot of “nasty” to a Flyers lineup that desperately needs it. He was thrust into the #1 pairing in Buffalo & hes just not a #1 D-Man. But he’s in a lesser role he could thrive. Scheduled to make $5.4 million this year and then he is a UFA.