Islanders Land Thomas Vanek From Sabres In Megatrade

Isles Sent Moulson And Draft Picks To The Sabres
Thomas Vanek (Photo by Jen Fuller/Getty Images)

Thomas Vanek (Photo by Jen Fuller/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The Islanders have pulled off a megatrade that sends scoring ace Thomas Vanek from Buffalo to Long Island.

The Islanders announced on Sunday night that the team has traded winger Matt Moulson, their 2014 first-round draft pick and a 2015 second-round draft pick to the Buffalo Sabres for Thomas Vanek.

Vanek has scored four goals and registered five assists in 13 games in 2013-14. He has twice hit the 40-goal mark in his nine-year career. The Austria native has racked up 254 goals and 243 assists for 497 points in 598 career NHL games.

Through 11 games, Moulson has scored six goals and tallied three assists. Moulson had a breakthrough season in 2012-13, registering 44 points in 47 games.

Both players are eligible to become unrestricted free agents in the summer of 2014.

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