Tampa – Islander trade

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The New York Islanders are pleased to reacquire Brad Richards from the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for Milan Michalek and Teddy Purcell. Tampa will also send a 5th round pick in 2016. New York drafted Brad Richards and he helped us win the cup 5 years later in 2006-2007. He will help solidify the center position behind Bergeron, Plekanec and Fisher, while bringing much needed leadership to the team. We are sad to see Michalek and Purcell go but the newly drafted wingers (Burakovsky and Jaskin) are itching to play.

Thanks,
Kevin – NYI