Hamonic’s request became public knowledge in November, forcing him to explain that it was a “personal, family matter” that was behind his desire to be traded closer to his Winnipeg home. While he was willing to play out the remainder of the season with the Islanders, it was seen as largely inevitable that he would be moved sometime in the offseason.
Not surprisingly, numerous teams were reportedly interested in acquiring Hamonic. The 25-year-old is under contract through 2019-20 for a cap hit just below $4 million.
Hamonic has confirmed the report.