Flyers acquire Braun from Sharks
The Philadelphia Flyers have acquired defenceman Justin Braun from the San Jose Sharks for a second-round pick in this week's draft and a third-round selection in 2020.
Braun, 32, had two goals and 16 points in 78 games with the Sharks this season while averaging 20:18 of ice time per game. He added one assist while appearing in all 20 of the Sharks playoff games en route to reaching the Western Conference Final.
A seventh-round pick of the Sharks in 2007, Braun has 24 goals and 154 points in 607 career games. He is signed through next season at a cap hit of $3.8 million.
"We are excited to add Justin to our group of defencemen," Flyers general manager Chuck Fletcher said in a release. "He is a high character, quality defender who will bring a steadying presence to our team."
The Sharks, who did not retain salary in the deal, were in need of cap space after signing Erik Karlsson to a deal worth $11.5 annually on Monday. The team now has $66.66 million committed in salary for next season with Joe Pavelski, Joe Thornton and Gustav Nyquist all slated to hit unrestricted free agency.