Avalanche/Sharks, Blues/Penguins Make Minor Trades

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The Sharks continue to deal while the Blues make a good hockey deal with the Penguins.

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Freddie Hamilton is on his way to the Mile High city. Credit: CSN Bay Area

The San Jose Sharks have acquired defenceman Karl Stollery from the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for forward Freddie Hamilton.

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Karl Stollery is the newest Shark. Credit: NHL.com

Stollery, 27, has played in seven NHL games with the Colorado Avalanche, amassing four penalty minutes.

Meanwhile in St. Louis…

The St. Louis Blues have traded defenceman Ian Cole to the Pittsburgh Penguins for defenceman Robert Bortuzzo and a 2016 seventh-round draft pick.

Cole, 26, is in the final year of a two-year deal worth $1.65 million that comes with a $825,000 cap hit. He’s a restricted free agent at season’s end.

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Bortuzzo will bring some grit to the Blues. Credit: The Pittsburgh Daily News

Bortuzzo, 25, is also headed to restricted free agency. He is in the final year of a two-year, $1.2 million deal.