The Nashville Predators announced Wednesday afternoon that the team has acquired forward Anthony Angello from the St. Louis Blues in exchange for future considerations.
NHL deals after the trade deadline are obviously a rarity, but players destined for the minors under NHL contracts can still be moved prior to Friday, March 10. That’s the date of the AHL trade deadline.
It means that “future considerations” are likely assets under AHL contracts with the Milwaukee Admirals, Nashville’s affiliate, heading to St. Louis’ affiliate, the Springfield Thunderbirds.
Angello, 27, will report to Milwaukee. A 2014 fifth-round pick of the Pittsburgh Penguins, Angello is amidst a down season with 11 points in 45 games with Springfield.
He does have 31 games of NHL experience, coming as recently as last season with Pittsburgh. Angello is ineligible to play with Nashville down the stretch run, and he would not be eligible to suit up in the unlikely event they clinch a berth in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.