The Tampa Bay Lightning continued to construct a lineup of talented and tough players by trading a 2020 1st round pick and prospect Anthony Greco, to the San Jose Sharks in exchange for Barclay Goodrow and a 2020 3rd round pick.
In four seasons of data, Barclay Goodrow has a career AB score of -0.19, and is coming off of his best individual AB season since 2015-16 at +0.51. Two of those four seasons have been positive. In his time with the Sharks this season, Goodrow had a decent penalty taken/drawn ratio of 14:12, and an impressive giveaway/takeaway ratio of 22:40. Since being traded to the Lightning, Goodrow has a positive penalty taken/drawn ratio of 2:3, and a positive giveaway/takeaway ratio of 1:4. In 62 games with the Sharks, Goodrow scored 8 goals, and registered 16 assists for 24 points. In 7 games with Tampa Bay so far, he hasn’t scored a goal, but has 2 assists for 2 points. Barclay Goodrow is 27-years old, and has a year left on his deal paying him 925k. In San Jose, under head coaches Peter DeBoer and Bob Boughner, Goodrow averaged four more minutes per game than his previous career average of 12:12.
Anthony Greco is a 26-year old Right Wing who was undrafted in the NHL. He played four seasons at Ohio State University from the 2012-13 season to the 2015-16 season, and never had more than 23 points in 36 games. He’s spent time with the Springfield Thunderbirds of the AHL, and even earned a call up to the Florida Panthers. In his one game with the team, Greco had 0 points and was -3 on the night. With the San Jose Barracuda, in 6 games, Greco has a goal and two assists for 3 points. The third round pick headed to Tampa Bay with Goodrow originally belonged to the Philadelphia Flyers, and was dealt to the Sharks in the Justin Braun trade earlier this summer.
The jump from San Jose to Tampa Bay is one that certainly should be exciting for Barclay Goodrow, as he is going from a Sharks team that has a 29-35-5 record to a Stanley Cup contender in the Lightning that have a record of 43-20-6. San Jose is 3-6-1 in their last 10 games, while Tampa is 4-5-1. Tampa Bay currently has 92 points in 69 games and are firmly in control of the 2nd spot in the Atlantic Division, trailing the division-leading Boston Bruins by six points. Meanwhile, San Jose only has 63 points in 69 games, good for second to last in the Western Conference. San Jose also doesn’t have their 1st round pick, which is now projected to be 4th overall. It will be interesting to see how the rest of the playoff races turn out, and how these teams perform over the final month of the season.