On Thursday August 27th, the Kansas City Mavericks announced the completion of a three-team trade with Cincinnati and Worcester. The terms of the trade are as follows:
Receives defensemen Anthony Florentino from the Worcester Railers
Receives defensemen Derek Pratt from the Kansas City Mavericks
Receives defensemen Andrew DeBrincat from Kansas City via Cincinnati
To start, looking at what the Mavericks traded away, Derek Pratt, 26-years-old, appeared in 52 games for the Mavericks last season. In doing so, he recorded one goal along with eight assists for a total of nine points. He also added 48 penalty minutes. Pratt is a big and tough stay-at-home defensemen and he will replace the smaller and more offensive Andrew DeBrincat in Cincinnati.
In 47 games with the Cyclones last year, Andrew DeBrincat, who is the older brother of Blackhawks right-winger Alex DeBrincat, recorded four goals along with 12 assists which made for a total of 16 points. While posting a Plus/Minus rating of +11, he registered a total of 31 penalty minutes. DeBrincat will be a welcome addition to Worcester’s blue line.
Anthony Florentino only skated in seven games for Worcester last season. He did so before taking time off in order to focus more on his mental health. He spoke about the challenges he went through on a podcast he hosted with former teammate Daniel Perez. During those seven games, Florentino did not shine offensively and collected a rating of -8.
Hopefully, as Florentino returns, he’ll be able to compete to his full potential. At just 25-years-old, Florentino was a fifth-round draft pick of the Buffalo Sabres back in 2013.