Panthers trade Erik Gudbranson to Canucks for Jared McCann

Florida Panthers defenseman Erik Gudbranson (44) skates against the Calgary Flames.

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SUNRISE, Fla. – Florida Panthers President of Hockey Operations Dale Tallon announced today that the Panthers have acquired forward Jared McCann, a 2016 second round draft pick (33rd overall) and a 2016 fourth round draft pick (93rd overall) from the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for defensemen Erik Gudranson and a 2016 fifth round draft pick (acquired from the New York Islanders).

The 19-year-old McCann was selected by the Canucks in the first round (24th overall) of the 2014 NHL Draft. The 6-foot, 180-pound native of Stratford, Ontario played in 69 games with Vancouver this season recording 9-9-18.