The New York Islanders have added some more goaltending depth, acquiring Kristers Gudlevskis from the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for minor league forward Carter Verhaeghe.
Gudlevskis was a fifth-round pick by the Lightning in 2013, and has made three appearances at the NHL level, actually recording a .959 save percentage in those games. He’s not really a prospect anymore, but should at least add some professional depth for the Islanders.
Verhaeghe on the other hand was a third-round pick of the Toronto Maple Leafs, but dealt along with several other prospects for Michael Grabner a few seasons ago. He’s never lived up to the billing of an offensive force with defensive chops, bouncing back and forth between the AHL and ECHL. He’s still only 21, which means he could still breakout and develop into the player the Maple Leafs had hoped for, but right now the NHL seems like a long shot.