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Mikhail Sergachev admits how he felt when he was traded to the Utah Hockey Club


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Josh Tupper
July 7, 2024  (2:16 PM)
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Utah HC made a huge splash at the 2024 NHL Entry Draft by trading for Mikhail Sergachev from Tampa Bay, who wasn't shocked by the move.

Mikhail Sergachev, a two-time Stanley Cup champion, was traded by the Tampa Bay Lightning to Utah Hockey Club just before the second day of the draft in Las Vegas. In exchange, the Lightning received Conor Geekie, J.J. Moser, and two draft picks. Sergachev expressed his shock and surprise at being traded, stating that he wasn't expecting to leave Tampa Bay.
During a media meeting in Utah, Sergachev shared his initial thoughts on the trade, revealing that he had spoken to his agent and players on the Utah team, including Clayton Keller, who had nothing but positive things to say about the city. Despite his initial shock, Sergachev is excited for the new opportunity ahead of him.
"At first, I was in shock. I didn't expect it," Sergachev said.

The 26-year-old defenseman had a limited season due to injuries, playing only 34 games in the regular season and two in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. He totaled 19 points, 16 penalty minutes, and a minus-16 rating. Sergachev is now committed to Utah Hockey Club for the next seven years, with an $8.5 million cap hit on his eight-year extension signed while with the Lightning.
"Talking to my agent, talking to some players, and talking to (Utah forward Clayton) Keller, everybody said great things about Utah and the new franchise. It's pretty amazing, honestly. The whole setup, the city. I'm very excited. It's a big opportunity for me to prove myself, being a leader. I'm looking forward to it." He said.

Sergachev's trade marks a significant change in his career, and he is eager to start this new chapter in Utah. With his experience and skills, he is expected to make a significant impact on the Utah Hockey Club. Despite the initial shock, Sergachev is looking forward to the opportunity to contribute to his new team and make a fresh start in Utah.
Source: Blade of Steel
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