Nashville Predators Add To Draft Capital With Ryan Mcdonagh Trade Obituary 2024

## NHL News: Nashville Predators Trade Ryan McDonagh Back to Tampa Bay Lightning

### Predators Acquire Draft Capital in Deal

The Nashville Predators have traded defenseman Ryan McDonagh back to the Tampa Bay Lightning, freeing up $6.75 million in cap space ahead of the 2024 season.

In return for McDonagh, the Predators acquired the following draft picks:

– 2025 second-round pick
– 2024 seventh-round pick

Additionally, Nashville sent a 2024 fourth-round pick originally belonging to the Edmonton Oilers to Tampa Bay as part of the trade.

### Predators Bolster Draft Position

The Predators now hold an impressive nine picks in the 2024 draft, all within the first four rounds. They also own seven additional picks over the next two drafts in the first two rounds.

This increased draft capital positions Nashville well to address future roster needs and build a strong foundation for long-term success.