The Florida Panthers completed a trade with their intrastate rivals, the Tampa Bay Lightning, on Wednesday afternoon.
Florida sent goaltender Mike McKenna to the Lightning in exchange for fellow minor league goaltender, Adam Wilcox.
McKenna was the 172nd overall selection at the 2002 NHL Entry Draft by the Nashville Predators and is a pending unrestricted free agent at season’s end. The 33-year-old goalie has appeared in 22 career NHL games since the 2008-2009 season, including a career high 15 games that year with the Lightning.
He has a career GAA of 3.48 and a .889 SV%. McKenna appeared in 26 games with the Springfield Thunderbirds (AHL) this season, notching a 2.83 GAA and a .907 save percentage.
Wilcox was the 178th overall selection at the 2011 NHL Entry Draft by Tampa Bay and is a pending restricted free agent this July. The 24-year-old goalie has yet to make his NHL debut and has appeared in 36 games with the AHL’s Syracuse Crunch since 2015-2016.
He has previously played for the University of Minnesota and the Green Bay Gamblers (USHL), as well as the Tri-City Storm (USHL).