Goaltending has been a problem for the San Jose Sharks for some time now. They hope that'll change next season.
The Sharks made a move just prior to the NHL expansion draft protection list deadline, acquiring Adin Hill and a 2022 seventh-round pick from the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for goaltender Josef Korenar and a 2022 second-rounder.
Hill, fresh off of backing up Coyotes teammate Darcy Kuemper to a gold at the World Championship with Team Canada back in June, is considered one of the better young goaltenders in the NHL. But with Kuemper still putting up good numbers when healthy, the Coyotes took advantage of Hill's trade value to bring in a draft pick for 2022.
Korenar, a prospect with 10 games of experience with San Jose, satisfies Arizona's exposure requirements. The team has Kuemper for another year at $4.5 million and has to deal with UFA Antti Raanta, the team's 32-year-old backup that, when healthy, has put up good numbers in his tenure with the Coyotes.