Trade: Islanders acquire Kennedy from the Sharks


The New York Islanders have acquired Tyler Kennedy from the San Jose Sharks per ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun.

The Sharks receive a conditional 2015 or 2016 draft pick in the deal.

Here are the details on the conditions of the pick from the Islanders:

The condition is that San Jose will receive either the Islanders seventh round selection in the 2015 NHL Draft, or the Tampa Bay Lightning’s seventh round pick in 2015 (previously acquired by the Islanders). If the Islanders win the Stanley Cup and Kennedy plays in at least 50% of the games in the Final, the Islanders will instead trade the later pick of either their third round pick in 2016 or Vancouver’s third round pick (previously acquired) in the 2016 NHL Draft.

Kennedy is in the final year of a two-year, $4.7 million deal.

The 28-year-old has been in and out of the Sharks lineup this season scoring four goals and nine points in 25 games.

Sharks’ GM Doug Wilson has now dealt Kennedy, Andrew Desjardins and James Sheppard in less than 24 hours and receiving Ben Smith, a conditional 2016 third-round draft pick and a 2016 fourth-round pick in return.