July 24th, 2024

Utah HC acquires defenceman Mikail Sergachev from Lightning at NHL draft

By Joshua Clipperton, The Canadian Press on June 29, 2024.

LAS VEGAS – Utah Hockey Club made a big splash on the second day of the NHL draft.

The team acquired defenceman Mikhail Sergachev from the Tampa Bay Lightning for centre Conor Geekie, defenceman J.J. Moser, a second-round pick next year and the 199th pick in 2024.

Sergachev was limited to 34 games in 2023-24 due to injury, finishing the schedule with two goals and 19 points. He added one assist in two post-season contests.

The 26-year-old selected ninth overall by the Montreal Canadiens in 2016 has 48 goals and 257 points in 475 regular-season games.

The Russian blueliner, who twice won the Stanley Cup with the Lightning, has added 34 points (nine goals, 25 assists) in 100 playoff games.

Utah, which moved from Arizona in April after 27 seasons in the desert, also acquired blueliner John Marino from the New Jersey Devils for two second-round picks – one this year and one next year. Utah also got the 153rd pick in 2024.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 29, 2024.

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