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Hagg traded to Panthers by Sabres

Buffalo receives sixth-round pick in 2022 Draft for defenseman

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Robert Hagg was traded to the Florida Panthers by the Buffalo Sabres on Sunday.

The Sabres received a sixth-round pick in the 2022 NHL Draft.

Hagg is in the final season of a two-year, $3.2 million contract ($1.6 million average annual value) he signed with the Philadelphia Flyers on Sept. 28, 2020. The 27-year-old defenseman has scored eight points (one goal, seven assists) in 48 games this season. 

 

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"Robert is a tireless competitor and a physical defenseman who will add depth to our blueline," Panthers general manager Bill Zito said. 

Hagg was acquired by the Sabres in a trade with the Flyers on July 23, 2021. The second-round pick (No. 41) by Philadelphia in the 2013 NHL Draft, Hagg has scored 55 points (14 goals, 41 assists) in 284 regular-season games for the Sabres and Flyers. He has three assists in 14 Stanley Cup Playoff games.

The trade Sunday was made on the same day the Panthers announced defenseman Aaron Ekblad is out week to week with a lower-body injury he sustained in a 3-0 win at the Anaheim Ducks on Friday.

Florida acquired defenseman Ben Chiarot in a trade with the Montreal Canadiens for a first-round pick in the 2023 NHL Draft, a fourth-round pick in the 2022 NHL Draft, and forward prospect Ty Smilanic on Wednesday.

The Panthers also acquired forward Claude Giroux in a trade with the Flyers on Saturday for forward Owen Tippett, a first-round pick in the 2024 NHL Draft or 2025 NHL Draft, and a third-round pick in the 2023 NHL Draft. Florida also received forward prospects Connor Bunnaman and German Rubtsov, and a fifth-round pick in the 2024 draft.

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