Islanders get Vanek from Sabres in trade

Uniondale, NY ( - The New York Islanders acquired forward Thomas Vanek from the Buffalo Sabres on Sunday for forward Matt Moulson and two draft picks.

In addition to Moulson, the Islanders traded away their first-round draft pick in 2014 and a second-rounder in 2015.

Vanek, 29, had four goals and five assists in 13 games for the Sabres this season. He has played all nine of his NHL seasons for the team since it drafted him No. 5 overall in 2003, scoring 254 goals with 243 assists in 598 games.

Moulson, also 29, has six goals and three assists in 11 games this season. He has 124 goals and 109 assists in 333 games for the Kings and Islanders in seven NHL seasons.