DETROIT – The Red Wings made their first player move of this offseason, and it could be a significant one down the road.
Detroit acquired prospect Dylan Sadowy from the San Jose Sharks in exchange for the Wings’ third-round draft pick in 2017.
The 20-year-old left wing has played the past four seasons with the Saginaw Spirit in the Ontario Hockey League. However, in January, Sadowy (SAD-oo-wee) was traded to the Barrie Colts where he finished the season with 45 goals and 70 points in 64 regular-season contests.
The Sharks selected Sadowy in the third round with the 81st overall pick in the 2014 draft. The Red Wings took Dominic Turgeon with the 63rd overall pick that same summer.
A native of Brampton, Ontario, Sadowy has compiled 116 goals and 188 points with a plus-23 rating in 258 OHL games.
The deal could be big for the Wings, because according to Sportsnet.com, Sadowy never signed a contract with the Sharks and he has until June 1 to sign with his new club before he can re-enter this year’s draft, which is June 24-25 in Buffalo.
With the kind of goal-scoring potential he exhibited in the minors it’s likely that his value has increased among NHL general managers, many of whom would put him somewhere in the first round next month.