(WXYZ) — The Detroit Red Wings have traded Andreas Athanasiou to the Edmonton Oilers, the team announced on Monday.
According to Detroit, they also traded Ryan Kuffner to the Oilers in exchange for Sam Gagner and a second-round pick in 2020 and 2021.
Andreas Athanasiou can consistently score 30-35 goals on a contender. He's ridiculously fast, and has the ability to be a dynamite finisher.— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) February 24, 2020
Playing two-way hockey wasn't a strength for him in Detroit. He will be fun to watch alongside more established talents with the Oilers.
The Red Wings are getting two second round picks from the Oilers for Andreas Athanasiou, @DarrenDreger reports.— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) February 24, 2020
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It was reported earlier Monday that Detroit was close to trading Athanasiou to the Columbus Blue Jackets.
The 25-year-old will become a restricted free agent at the end of the season,
He debuted for the Red Wings in 2015-16 and played 37 games with the team. In 294 total games, he has 83 goals and 71 assists for a total of 154 points.
Earlier on Monday, ahead of the 3 p.m. deadline, Detroit traded Mike Green to the Edmonton Oilers for Kyle Brodziak and a conditional draft pick.