The Sabres announced Thursday they had traded for Hurricanes forward Jeff Skinner.
? BREAKING: We’ve acquired forward @JeffSkinner from the @NHLCanes.
Welcome to Buffalo, Jeff! ⚔️ pic.twitter.com/RsTq8VGiFX
— Buffalo Sabres (@BuffaloSabres) August 2, 2018
In return, the Hurricanes will get forward Cliff Pu, a second-round pick in the 2019 NHL Draft and a third- and sixth-round pick in the 2020 draft.
Skinner, 26, joins Buffalo after spending his first eight NHL seasons with the Hurricanes. In 579 career games, he has 379 total points, which includes 49 points in 82 games last season.
He was Carolina’s first draft pick, seventh overall, in the 2010 draft.
Pu, 20, wrapped up his fourth season in the Ontario Hockey League, where he scored 84 total points in 65 games for London and Kingston.