Sharks acquire Jake Walman, second-round pick from Red Wings

The San Jose Sharks on Tuesday acquired defenseman Jake Walman and a second-round pick from the Detroit Red Wings in exchange for future considerations.

San Jose added the 53rd overall pick that was originally held by Tampa Bay and inherited the final two years of Walman's contract that carry a $3.4 million cap hit each season.

The 28-year-old Walman had 12 goals and nine assists in 63 games for Detroit last season with his 21 points ranking fourth among all Red Wings defensemen.

Walman was originally a third-round pick by St. Louis in 2014 and has 25 goals and 26 assists in 202 career games in the NHL for the St. Louis Blues and Red Wings.

The Sharks now have three second-round picks in this week's draft, also holding the 33rd and 42nd overall picks. San Jose also has the No. 1 pick and the 14th selection, giving the Sharks five of the first 60 picks in the draft.

It was the second deal of the day for the Red Wings, who acquired forward Jesse Kiiskinen and the second-round pick sent to the Sharks from the Nashville Predators in exchange for defenseman Andrew Gibson.

The Red Wings still have a second-round pick (No. 47 overall).

Kiiskinen, 18, recorded 10 points (four goals, six assists) in 36 games for the Lahti Pelicans in Finland's Liiga last season. He was selected by Nashville in the third round of the 2023 NHL draft.

Gibson, 19, totaled 44 points (12 goals, 32 assists) in 68 games last season with Sault Ste. Marie of the Ontario Hockey League. Detroit selected him in the second round of last year's draft.

The Associated Press and Field Level Media contributed to this report.