Predators Reportedly Trade P.K. Subban to Devils in a Stunning Move

NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - OCTOBER 25: P.K. Subban #76 of the Nashville Predators yells at teammates during the first period against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on October 25, 2018 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Nashville Predators v New Jersey Devils | Bruce Bennett

In a shocking turn of events, one of the NHL's best defensemen seems to be on the move.

The Nashville Predators have reportedly traded star defender P.K. Subban to the New Jersey Devils.

The 30-year-old Subban, who's entering into the sixth year of an eight-year, $72 million deal, was one of Nashville's key players in the 2018-19 season. He carries a $9 million cap hit for each of the remaining three seasons on his contract.

Though he was limited to 63 games, Subban was a +5 while on the ice, logging 31 points. He also managed three points in the Predators' 4-2 series loss to the Dallas Stars.

In return, the Predators are reportedly receiving defenseman Steven Santini as well as an assortment of picks and prospects.

It's incredibly stunning the anchor of Nashville's defense was dealt to New Jersey, as other teams had been rumored to be in the mix.

The move may mark the start of a retooling phase for a team that hasn't been able to seal the deal in the postseason.