Nieto, Merkley was traded to the Avalanche by the Sharks

Matt Nieto And Ryan Merkley On Wednesday, the San Jose Sharks were traded to the Colorado Avalanche.

The sharks accepted the future Martin Cath and protection Jacob McDonald.

Forward Nieto has 15 points (eight goals, seven assists) in 45 games this season. The 30-year-old has 190 points (81 goals, 109 assists) in 615 regular season games with the Sharks and Avalanche and 21 points (eight goals, 13 assists) in 55 Stanley Cup Playoff games.

Neo was drafted by San Jose in the second round (No. 47) in the 2011 NHL Draft. He was claimed by Colorado in January. In the year In the year

Defenseman Merkley has 14 assists in 30 games with San Jose of the American Hockey League this season. The 22-year-old has six points (one goal, five assists) in 39 NHL games, all with the Sharks last season. He was selected in the first round (No. 21) by San Jose in the 2018 NHL Draft.

Kath had three points (one goal, two assists) in 27 games for the Avalanche this season. He has six points (three goals, three assists) in 47 NHL games since being drafted by Colorado in the first round (No. 16) of the 2018 draft. The 23-year-old has eight points (five goals, three assists) in 10 games for AHL Colorado this season.

McDonald has two assists in 33 games this season. The 29-year-old has 12 points (two goals, 10 assists) in 76 NHL games with the Avalanche and Florida Panthers.

Colorado (26-17-3) has won six straight and is in third place in the eight-team Central Division. San Jose (14-25-10) is seventh in the Pacific Eight.

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