When Bob Murray realized Tuesday authentic cheap jerseys he probably couldn't re-sign defenseman Francois Beauchemin, the Anaheim Ducks' general manager moved swiftly to land a veteran replacement.
The Ducks acquired defenseman Kevin Bieksa from the cheap jerseys china wholesale Vancouver Canucks for a second-round pick in the 2016 draft, continuing their roster restocking while avoiding the hefty price tags of free agency.
Bieksa, 34, has spent his entire 10-year NHL career in Vancouver, compiling 56 goals and 185 assists in 597 games while developing a reputation as a tough-nosed, physical defenseman. After struggling with injuries last season, he has one year left on his contract. He is scheduled to make $2.5 million with a $4.6 million cap hit in the 2015-16 season, after which he will become an unrestricted free agent. Canucks defenseman Kevin Bieksa was traded to the Ducks days after a deal to the Sharks fell apart.
Bieksa knew he was likely on the move this summer and appeared to be cheap jerseys headed to the San Jose Sharks in a trade last week before the draft, but the deal fell apart.
A source told ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun that a disagreement over the year in which the Canucks would receive a authentic cheap jerseys china wholesale pick scuttled the deal. The Sharks wanted to send a second-rounder from 2016, but Vancouver wanted a second-rounder for 2015.
Bieksa waived his no-trade clause to accept the Ducks deal, which reunites him cheap jerseys china with longtime Canucks teammate Ryan Kesler.
"It's obviously been a difficult process the last few weeks, with my family going through this, trying to decide where we're going to be heading," Bieksa said in a phone interview. "Obviously, San Jose was one of my choices, cheap jerseys free shipping but Anaheim was always at the top of my list and one of my main choices. Anaheim was the best fit for us. Who wouldn't want to play for that team? They were very close to winning the Stanley Cup, and they have the right team for that."
Beauchemin is an unrestricted free agent after spending 8 1/2 of the past 10 seasons with Anaheim, but Murray was unwilling to meet his contract demands. Beauchemin scored 23 points and teamed up with Hampus Lindholm in the authentic cheap jerseys china wholesale top defensive pairing last season for Anaheim, which missed the Stanley Cup finals by one game.