New Jersey Devils Nashville Predators Brian Boyle

Former New Jersey Devils Center Brian Boyle (11) traded to Nashville Predators on Wednesday. (Alex Edelman / UPI photo)

Nashville (UPI) – Nashville Predators was at the forefront of the veteran Brian Boyle And Cody McLeod Wednesday, the The team announced.

The Predators have replaced Boyle with the New Jersey Devils in the 2019 NHL draft, sending a second-round pick. In its two-year final season at the 34-year-old, he signed a $ 5 million $ 5.1 million deal with the Devils in July 2017. They can become an arbitrary free agent on July 1.

"I'm delighted to be part of this Nashville team," Boyle said Told reporters. "The only fan of the game is that they see what they can do, the team and how it's built and talked[PredatorsGenerator[Predatorsgeneralmanager[ಪ್ರಿಡೇಟರ್ಸ್ಜನರಲ್ಮ್ಯಾನೇಜರ್[PredatorsgeneralmanagerDavid Boyle And coach Peter Laviolet], That's a wonderful time for me and for us. "

6-foot-6, 245-pounds ahead of Nashville offers a special team experience. Predators have 12.9 percent of their power plays and have the lowest percentage of the league with Montreal Canadiens.

Nashville acquired McLeod in a deal with New York Rangers. Predators gave the seventh round option at the 2020 NHL Draft.

Boshley and MacLeod (6-ft-2, 204 pounds) also add size and physiognomy to Nashville's team. Predators lost Austin Watson (suspension) and Zach Reynoldo (shoulder surgery), and the team lost much of the physical need.

"We want our team to be overweight, especially by losing Austin Watson and now Jacqueline Ryanaldo has left the rest of the season" Told reporters. "I think I've crossed those boxes by adding Cody MacLeod, and I think both physical size and physical size and Brian Boyle are both the size of our club from the physical size of the club in different places, to make some difference."

Boyle has 19 points (13 goals, six assists) in 47 matches this season. McLeod, who has played two seasons with Predators back to 2016-18, counted one goal in 31 matches with Rangers this year.

Nashville (32-19-4) is the second rigorous center of the center, winnipeg retreating the jets from three points. Bolel and McLeod play team matches against Dallas Stars Thursday night.

Connor Groat reported

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