The Nashville Predators, Philadelphia Flyers and Vegas Golden Knights have teamed up for a rare three-way trade involving key Manitoba-born forwards Nolan Patrick and Cody Glass.
In actuality, it was two separate deals, but they occurred in succession in order to fulfill the trading requirements by each of the three teams involved. Nashville and general manager David Poile was involved in both trades, as the Predators first teamed up with Philadelphia, sending defenceman Ryan Ellis to the Flyers in exchange for Patrick and defenceman Philippe Myers.
Once moved to Tennessee – on paper that is – Patrick was then swapped one-for-one with Vegas’ Cody Glass.
“We felt it was time for a change to our core this offseason, and we are really excited to add an influx of youth, size and skill into the lineup with these additions,” Poile said in a team-issued news release. “Cody Glass is a former sixth overall pick that we think has a high ceiling as a center prospect, and Philippe Myers is a 6-foot-5 defenseman that adds an element that we do not currently have on our back end.”
Glass, 22, was taken sixth overall in 2017 and has just wrapped up his second season with the Golden Knights. In 27 games, he put up four goals and 10 points, after accumulating 10 points in 14 American Hockey League contests with Henderson. He will be a restricted free agent at the conclusion of the 20211-22 season.
Patrick, also 22, produced over 30 points in his first two seasons before suffering a migraine issue in 2019-20, to which he missed out on the entire season. He came back last year for Philadelphia and potted nine points in 52 contests. He will also be an unrestricted free agent following the conclusion of this coming season.
With McCrimmon and the Brandon Wheat Kings, Patrick put up 92 goals and 205 points in 163 regular season games. He added 21 goals and 45 points in 49 postseason games, as well as one WHL championship in 2015-16.