The Lightning have acquired Jason Garrison, the rights to Jeff Costello and a 2015 seventh-round pick from the Canucks for the 50th overall pick in this year's draft.
After scoring 16 goals (9 PPG) with the Panthers in 2011-12 the Canucks signed him to a six-year, $27.6 million dollar deal. In two seasons with Vancouver, Garrison had 15 goals and 34 assists (49 points) in 128 games. Trading Garrisson is a cap-dump by the Canucks. It is not just for this season, but the next four seasons he is signed through while carrying a $4.6 million dollar cap-hit. He heads to an aging blueline where he is expected to get a lot of power-play time because of the cannon he possesses.
Canucks practising pplay and still no Jason Garrison on either unit.
After the big contract in the offseason, Garrison has gotten off to an immensely slow start to the season. With 2 points in the first 13 games and no powerplay points, Garrison's value takes a hit if he loses out on the PP opportunity.