With the 2020 NHL Draft finally kicking off Tuesday night, the trade winds are blowing stiff throughout the game and the Florida Panthers should be in the thick of it.
New general manager Bill Zito has been on the job a month and has already made a pair of deals.
Late last month, Zito sent Mike Matheson and Colton Sceviour to Pittsburgh in exchange for veteran winger Patric Hornqvist.
On Friday, defenseman Josh Brown was traded to Ottawa for a fourth-round pick as he was reunited with his former junior coach in Sens’ bench boss D.J. Smith in junior.
Is Zito done dealing?
One could say, he has just gotten started in retooling — not necessarily rebuilding — the Panthers roster.
Last week, he told FloridaHockeyNow.com he would look at every option available to him to get the Panthers on track.
“I am going to be as aggressive as I need to be,” Zito said.