Lightning trade Cal Foote and five picks for Tanner Jeannot

There were several deals made late on Sunday, but none was more stunning than the price Tampa Bay paid to acquire Tanner Jeannot from the Nashville Predators.

Per Tampa Bay Lightning:

The Tampa Bay Lightning have acquired forward Tanner Jeannot from the Nashville Predators in exchange for defenseman Cal Foote, the Lightning’s first-round pick in 2025 (Top 10 protected), their second-round selection in 2024, as well as third, fourth and fifth-round picks in 2023, vice president and general manager Julien BriseBois announced today.

Lightning pay premium for Tanner Jeannot

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Feb 22, 2022; Sunrise, Florida, USA; Nashville Predators left wing Tanner Jeannot (84) scores a goal on Florida Panthers goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky (72) during the third period at FLA Live Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

There’s no doubt that the Lightning are all in for another Stanley Cup run and Jeannot is a perfect fit in that lineup. However, it had many experts and analysts scratching their heads as to the price.

Jeannot has registered just five goals and 14 points in 56 games for the Preds this season. For his career, he’s amassed 62 points in 152 regular-season contests. The undrafted forward is having a down season after registering 41 points in 81 games during the 2021-22 campaign.

Tampa paid a big price for a cost-controlled asset with upside. Jeannot is a pending RFA and makes just $800,000.

The Predators received an absolute haul for a bottom-six forward.

Foote, 24, has 3 points in 26 games this season and 15 points over his 117 game career. He was selected in the first-round of the 2017 draft. One may have thought that he and a draft pick would’ve been enough, but Nashville was able to secure five picks including Tampa’s first round selection in 2025.

Other Trade News

The Nashville Predators made another move acquiring forward Isaac Ratcliffe form the Philadelphia Flyers for future considerations.

Ratcliffe, 24, has 10 games of NHL experience with one goal and three assists in 2021-22. He was taken in the second round of the 2017 Draft.

Meanwhile, the Colorado Avalanche re-acquired defenseman Jack Johnson from the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday. In exchange, they sent defenseman Andreas Englund the other way.

Johnson, 36, has four assists in 36 games this season. He was a member of the Avs Stanley Cup winning squad last year.

Englund, 27, will join the Hawks with three helpers in 36 matches this season.