San Jose Sharks acquire defenseman Christian Jaros in three-team swap

Mar 21, 2019; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; Ottawa Senators defenseman Christian Jaros (83) skates during the first period against the Calgary Flames at Scotiabank Saddledome. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

The San Jose Sharks acquired Ottawa Senators defenseman Christian Jaros in a pair of deals Wednesday that also involved the Anaheim Ducks.

The Sharks first sent defenseman Trevor Carrick to the Ducks in exchange for forward Jack Kopacka, then bundled Kopacka and a 2022 seventh-round pick to the Senators in exchange for Jaros.

“Christian is a big right-shot defenseman who plays a physical game,” San Jose general manager Doug Wilson said in a release. “He is a young player with 76 games of NHL experience so far and has the ability to grow his game.”

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Jaros, 24, tallied 13 points (one goal, 12 assists) in 76 games with Ottawa spanning the 2017-18 to 2019-20 seasons. The Senators drafted the Slovakia native in the fifth round in 2015.

Carrick, 26, made his NHL debut with the Carolina Hurricanes in 2015-16 and has skated in seven games over four seasons with the Hurricanes and Sharks. He was Carolina’s fourth-round pick in 2012.

Kopacka, 22, was drafted in the fourth round by Anaheim in 2016 and has not yet appeared in an NHL game.

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–Field Level Media