Tampa Bay Lightning acquire Blake Coleman for 1st round pick, Nolan Foote

Updated: February 16, 2020 at 7:24 pm by Zach Laing

Jan 11, 2020; Washington, District of Columbia, USA; New Jersey Devils center Blake Coleman (20) is congratulated by teammates after scoring a goal against the Washington Capitals during the second period at Capital One Arena. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

The @Tampa Bay Lightning have acquired @New Jersey Devils F @Blake Coleman in a trade, according to multiple reports.

In return, the Devils will receive a first-round pick belonging to the @Vancouver Canucks and prospect @Nolan Foote as reported by TSN’s Darren Dreger.

Coleman, 28, has scored 21 goals and another 10 assists in 57 games this year and joins a Lightning club bound for a deep run into the playoffs.

Foote, meanwhile, is currently playing for the Western Hockey League’s Kelowna Rockets. The 19-year-old, 2019 1st round draft pick has played in 26 games for the Rockets scoring 15 goals and another 18 assists.

According to PuckPedia, Coleman has one-year left after this one on a contract that pays him $1.8-million.

Earlier in the day, the Devils traded D Andy Greene to the New York Islanders.

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