Isles Sent Moulson And Draft Picks To The Sabres

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.

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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.

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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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