Dec 31, 2011; Buffalo, NY, USA; Ottawa Senators left wing Nick Foligno (71) takes a shot on goal while Buffalo Sabres defenseman TJ Brennan (33) tries to block the shot during the first period at the First Niagara Center. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

NHL Trade: Florida Panthers Send TJ Brennan to Nashville Predators


A former second-round pick for the has been traded from the Florida Panthers to the Nashville Predators.

Defenseman TJ Brennan played with the Florida Panthers after being traded from the Buffalo Sabres who drafted him 31st overall in the 2007 NHL Draft. Brennan played on various teams in the QMJHL (Quebec Major Junior Hockey League) and the American Hockey League before finally getting to the Sabres in 2011. Between stints with the Sabres he played with the Rochester Americans in the NHL. He scored two points (two goals) in 21 games between that year and this season.

Brennan was more productive offensively in comparison during his 19 games with the Panthers with nine points (two goals, seven assists). With that much production offensively, a reason that’s come up for the Panthers to trade him is due to their depth on defense.

The Panthers will receive right wing Bobby Butler who has played in the NHL for four seasons (including a small two-game stint with the Ottawa Senators in his 2009-10 debut). He netted four goals and scored seven assists in his 34 games split up between the New Jersey Devils and Nashville Predators.

According to the NHL.com report, both players “can become a restricted free agent this summer.”

[Source: NHL.com]

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