Red Wings Swing Deal with Lightning


Steve Yzerman has pulled off his first player trade as general manager of the NHL's Detroit Red Wings.

Yzerman has sent a fourth-round pick in next June's league draft to the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for restricted free agent forward Adam Erne.

The 24-year-old Erne appeared in a career-high 65 games for the Lightning last season, scoring seven goals and adding 13 assists in a bottom-six role.

As general manager of the Lightning from 2010 to 2018, Yzerman drafted Erne in the second round of the 2013 draft.