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The San Jose Sharks have acquired RW Jannik Hansen from the Vancouver Canucks. Hansen is going to his age 30 season and he hopes for a turnaround in San Jose because he has not been healthy this season.

Hansen has only played 28 games this year. He has scored six goals and has seven assists. He may be having a down year, but he is a very fast forward and contributed a lot to the Canucks playoff runs back in the day.

The trade according to NHL insider Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMckenzie) will be for Sharks prospect Nikolay Goldobin and a conditional fourth round pick. However, if the Sharks win the Stanley Cup, then the Sharks will give up their first round pick to Vancouver. The Sharks system is filled with a bunch of young forwards so you figured one would be on the move eventually.

Hansen’s first game will be ironically against his old team this Thursday when the Sharks host the Canucks.

What line should he play on? Was this a good trade? Leave your comments in the comment section.