Islanders acquire Palmieri, Zajac from Devils for 1st-round pick, prospects
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The New York Islanders acquired forwards Kyle Palmieri and Travis Zajac from the New Jersey Devils in exchange for forwards A.J. Greer, Mason Jobst, a 2021 first-round pick, and a conditional 2022 fourth-round pick, the team announced.

New Jersey agreed to retain 50% of Zajac's and Palmieri's salary.

Palmieri has spent the past six seasons with the Devils. He led the club with 140 goals and 266 points over 397 games since arriving in 2015. Originally drafted by the Anaheim Ducks in 2009, the 30-year-old has 355 points in 595 career games.

Zajac has spent his entire career with the Devils, appearing in 1,024 games with the franchise. He racked up 202 goals and 348 assists over that span and was New Jersey's longest-tenured player.

Greer was selected by the Colorado Avalanche with the 39th pick in the 2015 NHL Draft. He has one goal and five assists in 37 career NHL games, all with Colorado. Jobst is an undrafted forward who spent the last two seasons in the AHL after completing his time at Ohio State, with which he was a Hobey Baker finalist in 2019.

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