February 26th, 2024

Canucks acquire defenceman Cicek, 2024 pick from Sharks for centre Studnicka

By The Canadian Press on December 15, 2023.

Seattle Kraken right wing Jordan Eberle (7) vies for the puck against San Jose Sharks defenceman Nick Cicek (59) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Seattle. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-John Froschauer

VANCOUVER – The Vancouver Canucks have acquired defenceman Nick Cicek and a 2024 sixth-round draft pick from the San Jose Sharks.

In exchange, the Sharks received forward Jack Studnicka.

Cicek, 23, has appeared in 18 games with the American Hockey League’s San Jose Barracuda this season, registering three points (one goal, two assists).

The six-foot-three, 201-pounder played all 16 of his career NHL games in 2022-23 with the Sharks, having four assists in that span.

Studnicka, meanwhile, has played five games with Vancouver this season with one goal to his name.

The 24-year-old centre, who was traded to Vancouver from Boston in October 2022, has also played nine games for the AHL’s Abbotsford Canucks where he’s recorded seven points (one goal, six assists).

“We would like to thank Jack for his time with the Vancouver Canucks,” Canucks general manager Patrik Allvin said. “We wish him the best moving forward and are pleased to add another depth defenceman for Abbotsford to work with and develop.”

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 15, 2023.

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