SAN JOSE, CA - San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has acquired forward Gustav Nyquist (@GNyquist) from the Detroit Red Wings in exchange for two draft selections.
Detroit will receive the lower of San Jose or Florida's 2019 second round selections, along with San Jose's third round selection in 2020. Should San Jose reach the 2019 Stanley Cup Final OR re-sign Nyquist, the third round selection in 2020 becomes San Jose's second round selection.
"Gustav is a talented, versatile forward who plays with speed and a strong hockey sense," said Wilson. "His track record of strong play and character speak for themselves and we're very excited to add him to our dressing room."
Nyquist, 28, is currently second on the Red Wings in scoring, with 49 points (16 goals, 33 assists) in 62 games.
In 481 career NHL games, all with Detroit, he has posted 295 points (125 goals, 170 assists) and 124 penalty minutes.
He was originally selected by Detroit in the fourth round (121st overall) of the 2008 NHL Draft.
He also represented Sweden at the 2014 Olympics and compiled 19 points (15-4-19) in 27 games over three appearances at the IIHF World Championships in 2014, 2016 and 2018.