The New Jersey Devils have acquired 26 year old defenseman Dalton Prout ($1.1MM) from Columbus in exchange for 31 year old defenseman Kyle Quincey ($1.25MM). Here's a look:
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This trade is a wash. A pure one-for-one exchange of replacement-level defensemen. Prout is 5 years younger than Quincey and perhaps has more time to develop a higher ceiling while carrying a slightly lighter price tag. Quincey will provide "veteran leadership", reliable depth, and quite the playoff beard for a CBJ team poised for a playoff push while Prout gets a new opportunity to make an impression on a starving defense in New Jersey.
Regardless of what this analysis says, we owe Dalton Prout a blank slate when watching/evaluating for ourselves. My goal was to provide an estimate of what to expect from the newcomer if/when he cracks the lineup.