BUFFALO, N.Y. (June 30, 2017) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has acquired defenseman Marco Scandella, forward Jason Pominville and a fourth-round pick in the 2018 NHL Draft from the Minnesota Wild in exchange for forwards Tyler Ennis and Marcus Foligno, and a third-round pick in 2018.
Selected by Minnesota in the second round (55th overall) of the 2008 NHL Draft, Scandella (6’3”, 208 lbs., 2/23/1990) recently completed his seventh NHL season with the Wild. A native of Montreal, Quebec, Scandella has recorded 89 points (27+62) in 373 career regular-season games with the Wild, with nine points (6+3) in 39 career playoff games.
Pominville (6’0”, 181 lbs., 11/30/1982) re-joins the Sabres after spending the last four full seasons with the Wild. Since being acquired by Minnesota from the Sabres in April 2013, Pominville has totaled 206 points (76+130) in 327 regular-season games, adding 23 points (9+14) in 36 postseason contests. Having appeared in parts of 14 seasons since being selected by the Sabres in the second round (55th overall) of the 2001 NHL Draft, the former Sabres captain has totaled 662 career points (261+401) in 905 regular-season games.