New York Islanders defenseman Travis Hamonic has requested a trade to a Western Conference team, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reported on Wednesday.
Hamonic, 25, would like to be traded to either the Winnipeg Jets, Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers or Vancouver Canucks to be closer to his family in Western Canada, TSN's Darren Dreger said. According to Dreger, Hamonic has unspecified "family concerns" he would like to address.
According to reports, Islanders general manager Garth Snow has talked to other GMs about a trade since Hamonic requested the trade during the offseason, but hasn't been able to work out a trade.
Hamonic, selected in the second round (No. 53) of the 2008 NHL Draft, has spent the past six seasons with the Islanders. He has three assists in 19 games this season and 18 goals and 114 points in 342 NHL games.