The Nashville Predators and Tampa Bay Lightning made a July 4, 2018 deal, just before the 2022 National Hockey League Entry Draft. The Lightning acquired left-wing prospect Grant Mismash and defenseman Philippe Myers, while the Predators acquired Ryan McDonagh. Check out the best bookmakers for betting on the NHL.
McDonagh will be playing for the third NHL team. McDonagh was previously with the New York Rangers from 2010 to 2018 and the Tampa Bay Lightning between 2018 and 2022. He was a two-time Stanley Cup Champion in 2020 and 2021. McDonagh scored four goals and assisted 22 times for 26 points in 71 games with the Lightning this past season. He also had 85 shots on goal, 137.5 blocked shots, 96 hits and 24 giveaways and 26 takeaways. McDonagh was a +15, with 16 penalty minutes and one power-play point.
McDonagh’s only power-play point was a power-play assist on a goal scored by Corey Perry in a 7-1 Lightning victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on December 5, 2021. It was McDonagh’s 56th power-play assist.
McDonagh’s career record includes 71 goals and 226 assists, for 337 points over 783 games. He also has 65 power-play points, 17 shorthanded points, and 11 game-winning goals. McDonagh is a +215 and has 304 penalty minutes.
McDonagh, a native of St. Paul in Minnesota, is 33 years old. McDonagh was the Montreal Canadiens’ 12th-round selection in the NHL Entry Draft 2007.
McDonagh was traded for the third time in his career. The Montreal Canadiens initially traded McDonagh to the Rangers on June 30, 2009. This was before he had ever played in an NHL game. McDonagh was traded to the Lightning by the Rangers on February 26, 2018.
Before being signed by Philadelphia Flyers on September 21, 2015, Myers, a Moncton native, was not drafted. Myers is a rising defenseman. He won silver for Canada at the 2017 World Junior Hockey Championship, Montreal, Quebec and the 2019 World Men’s Hockey Championship, Slovakia. Myers has played three seasons with the Flyers and one for the Predators in his NHL career.
Myers scored one goal, three assists, and four points throughout 27 games. He was a +5 with 12 penalty minutes, 28 shots on target, 17 blocked shots and 50 hits. There were also 17 giveaways and eight takeaways. Myers’s only goal of the season was in the 2021-22 Predators game against the Philadelphia Flyers. It was a 5-4 Predators defeat on St. Patrick’s Day.
Myers’s time in Nashville was in danger when he was placed on waivers. He cleared waivers on March 23, 20,22. Myers was then loaned out to the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League. Check out the best new bookmakers for betting on the NHL.
McDonagh is also from Minnesota. Mismash was born in Edina. In the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, Mismash was the Predators’ second-round draft pick. He was 61st overall. In 57 games played with the Milwaukee Admirals, Mismash scored six goals and had six assists for 12 points.
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