From our Anthony SanFilippo:
The @NHLFlyers are acquiring Rasmus Ristolainen from Buffalo. Robert Hagg going back to the Sabres plus more.
— Anthony SanFilippo (@AntSanPhilly) July 23, 2021
You know Ristolainen. Righty defenseman on a stinky Sabres team that beat the Flyers three times. He’s 26 years old and coming off a season where he had 18 points in 49 games. 6’4″, about 215, big guy who should play on the second pairing here in Philadelphia next to Travis Sanheim.
If I’ve got it correct, the D pairings look like this:
- Provy/Ryan Ellis
Here’s his full statistical chart via Hockey Reference:
Update with more on the deal:
— Kevin Weekes (@KevinWeekes) July 23, 2021
Ooof… that’s a little pricey. That’s an overpay. Might be more involved here. Standing by.
🚨 TRADE ALERT! 🚨
We have acquired defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen from the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for our first round pick (13th overall) in the 2021 NHL Draft, a second round pick in the 2023 NHL Draft and defenseman Robert Hagg. Details: https://t.co/UOBqWNQCm6 pic.twitter.com/vCrkLgY0Mt
— Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) July 23, 2021
Wow that’s the full deal. Feels like an overpay!