Colorado’s Daniel Winnik, T.J. Galiardi traded to Sharks for Jamie McGinn, prospects

Greg Wyshynski

Jamie McGinn was "distraught" after the San Jose Sharks lost to the Minnesota Wild on Sunday night.

Imagine how he feels now that he's no longer a Shark.

McGinn, averaging 12:33 in ice time this season in 61 games, was traded with center Michael Sgarbossa and former Minnesota-Duluth forward Mike Connolly for two solid depth players from the Colorado Avalanche: Forward T.J. Galiardi and left wing Daniel Winnik, along with the seventh-rounder.

Where this should immediately help: On the Sharks' penalty kill.

Winnik was third on the Avs in average shorthanded ice time (3:02) while Galiardi has also seen time on the PK.

McGinn, 23, is an RFA this summer, making $680,000. Winnik and Galiardi are UFAs.

For this trade: Two Milburys.

A good depth move for the Sharks, but McGinn has had a breakout season. We're fans of Galiardi. He's two years removed from a 24-goal season. From Mike Chambers of All Things Avs:

Quick thoughts: McGinn is an up-and-coming youngster, Sgarbossa is tearing it up in the O and Connolly was the best forward for NCAA-champion Minnesota-Duluth last season. Galiardi and Winnik will be missed, no doubt. Great, great guys.

Looking back at this one in a few years, it wouldn't surprise us to see one side as the clear winner.