Predators trade Zach Magwood to Ottawa for Michael Carcone

Nashville sends the young forward in exchange for a veteran AHL player to shore up the Milwaukee Admirals.

The Nashville Predators announced on Monday afternoon that they had sent prospect forward Zach Magwood to the Ottawa Senators in exchange for AHL forward Michael Carcone.

Carcone, an undrafted player who made his AHL debut in 2016 with the Utica Comets, has 250 games in the minor league. The well-traveled forward has seen time with the Comets, the Toronto Marlies, and the Bellevue Senators, where he played in 59 games last season.  The 2018-19 season was his best in the AHL, where his combined 62 games in Utica and Toronto led him to a season with 20 goals and 44 points. He notched an additional 6 goals and 10 points in the playoffs that season.

The move looks to be purely for filling Milwaukee’s roster this upcoming season, as the NHL’s new “taxi squad” policy will likely take many of the talented young players on the team to practice with the active roster. Carcone has yet to appear in an NHL game, and with the outstanding circumstances surrounding this season, his debut will likely have to wait until the 2021-22 season.

Carcone is currently on the second year of his two-year contract, where he will earn $115,000 in the AHL and $700,000 if he were to make his NHL debut. He will be a restricted free agent after this season.

In exchange, Ottawa receives Magwood, another undrafted prospect, who made his entry into the Preds' organization in 2018 after a three-year stint with the OHL’s Barrie Colts. Fans may remember Magwood stealing the show at the Future Stars game at the conclusion of development camp.

He then split time between Milwaukee and the ECHL. He played 11 games with Nashville’s temporary ECHL affiliate the Atlanta Gladiators, and played 59 (all but 4) games with the Florida Everblades last season, notching 19 goals and 47 points.