Buffalo Sabres’ Brian Flynn and his son get their first NHL look

The Buffalo Sabres today announced that the club has acquired defenseman Brian Flynn from the Minnesota Wild for forward/center/defence prospect Ryan McDonagh.

The deal is a two-year deal, with an average annual value of $3.5 million, and is subject to team approval.

Flynn, 21, has recorded three goals and eight assists for 13 points in 47 games with the Wild this season.

He was selected in the second round, 45th overall, by the Wild in the 2016 NHL Draft.

He is in his fourth season in the NHL, with the Edmonton Oilers and Calgary Flames.

McDonagh, 20, recorded one goal and two assists for two points in 13 games with Minnesota last season.

The 6-foot-4, 195-pound native of Saint John, N.B. recorded one assist in 14 games with Calgary last season and has registered five points in 21 career NHL games.

McDONagh is eligible for unrestricted free agency after this season and will have an opportunity to be signed to a contract through 2019-20.