On Wednesday, the San Jose Sharks advanced to the Stanley Cup final for the first time in franchise history. Then on Thursday something unexpected for this time of year came across the wire, they made a trade.

The San Jose Sharks agreed to trade forward Dylan Sadowy to the Detroit Red Wings for a 3rd round pick in the 2017 NHL Draft.

Sadowy, 20, is an native of Woodbridge, Ontario and was a 3rd round pick of the Sharks (#81 overall) in the 2014 Entry Draft. He just finished his fourth season in the Ontario Hockey League. He was traded midseason to the Barrie Colts after spending the better part of the last four years with the Saginaw Spirit.

The previous two seasons Sadowy scored over 40 goals in each and was a point per game player over that span (144 points in 129 games). Sadowy also represented the OHL in the Canada-Russia Series in 2015.

It would seem the Sharks are feeling a sort of squeeze in terms of their total contracts. The NHL allows 50 contracts to be held by a club in their network of affiliates (AHL, ECHL clubs).

According to General Fanager, the Sharks have 45 contracts with an additional 12 they have rights to in non-franchise affiliated teams (Juniors, International teams). With some of those contracts bound to be ready in the next year or so it seems the Sharks are moving bodies to keep themselves within the contract rules.