Former Red Wings Defenseman Has Stellar Performance for Blues

Former Detroit Red Wings defenseman, Nick Leddy. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
Former Detroit Red Wings defenseman, Nick Leddy. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images) /

The Detroit Red Wings moved on from left handed defenseman, Nick Leddy at the trade deadline. The trade that sent the defenseman to St. Louis got the Red Wings defenseman, Jake Walman, forward, Oskar Sundqvist, and a 2023 second-round pick.

Long time New York Islanders defenseman, Nick Leddy, was traded from the Islanders to the Detroit Red Wings after the 2019-20 season. In thinking that the Red Wings would be getting a terrific puck moving defenseman with some offensive capability, the fit wasn’t quite right which led to him being put on the trade block.

In what seemed like a meaningless day for the Red Wings due to no big deals, actually turned out to be quite exciting. First, the Red Wings dealt defenseman, Troy Stecher to the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for a seventh-round pick. However, later that day the Nick Leddy trade was announced and fans rejoiced in their ability to get potentially three key players moving forward.

My personal thoughts on the trade were that the Red Wings won the trade for sure given the lack of production by Leddy this season. Not to mention the fact that he’s declined as a defenseman the past couple seasons as well. So, I thought for sure that the Wings would win this trade. However, Leddy apparently wanted to make a name for himself in the playoffs with the St. Louis Blues.

In a great game yesterday, the St. Louis Blues took on the Colorado Avalanche at Ball Arena. The game, had the Avalanche won, would’ve clinched the series. And at the beginning of the game, It really appeared that they were going to win. But, Leddy’s playmaking showed up, and the Blues started scoring.

I’m sure at this point you’re questioning where Leddy fits into all this, and he fits into this article because in yesterday’s OT win for the Blues, Leddy finished the game with four assists. Which, to go even further on that, he also assisted the St. Louis Blues‘ overtime winner.

A great moment for the former Detroit Red Wing. With the Red Wings not being in the playoffs, It’s nice to see a former Red Wing do well.