NHL Trade Tracker

Last modified: March 5, 2018 at 1:45 pm

JUNE 14: The Washington Capitals trade a 2018 fifth-round pick to the Minnesota Wild for Tyler Graovac.
A minor deal in which the cap-strapped Capitals acquire a cheap, depth forward from the Wild. Graovac is an AHL player who can fill in a depth NHL role.

 

JUNE 15: The Montreal Canadiens trade Mikhail Sergachev and a conditional 2018 second-round pick to the Tampa Bay Lightning for Jonathan Drouin and a conditional 2018 sixth-round pick.
The Canadiens were seeking a skilled forward and local boy Jonathan Drouin fit the bill. In return, the Lightning acquired an exciting young defenceman in Mikhail Sergachev on a cheap entry-level contract.

 

JUNE 17: The Buffalo Sabres trade a 2017 third-round pick to the Montreal Canadiens for Nathan Beaulieu.
Nathan Beaulieu was once a top prospect for the Canadiens but never panned out. The Sabres are paying a small price to take a risk on a youngish defender with upside.

 

JUNE 17: The Calgary Flames trade Chad Johnson, Brandon Hickey, and a conditional third-round pick to the Arizona Coyotes for Mike Smith.
The Flames were in need of a goaltender and acquired the veteran Mike Smith to fill the void. The Coyotes didn’t ask for much in return and even retained salary on the remaining two years of Smith’s contract.

 

JUNE 17: The New Jersey Devils trade a 2017 second- and fourth-round pick to the San Jose Sharks for Mirco Mueller and a 2017 fifth-round pick.
The Sharks were likely to lose Mirco Mueller, a former first round pick, in the expansion draft so they dealt him to the Devils for a couple draft picks. New Jersey pays a low price for a youngish defenceman with upside.

 

JUNE 21: The Buffalo Sabres trade a 2017 sixth-round pick to the Vegas Golden Knights for future considerations.
The Sabres gave the Golden Knights a sixth round pick to select depth forward William Carrier in the expansion draft. Carrier is a decent young depth player.

 

JUNE 21: The Florida Panthers trade Reilly Smith to the Vegas Golden Knights for a 2018 fourth-round pick.
The Panthers dumped Rielly Smith and his large cap hit on the Golden Knights for a mid-round draft pick with the condition that the Golden Knights would select skilled forward Jonathan Marchessault in the expansion draft. This was purely a cap dump for the Panthers but it landed the Golden Knights some nice forward depth.

 

JUNE 21: The Vegas Golden Knights trade a 2017 fifth-round pick to the Carolina Hurricanes for future considerations.
The Hurricanes gave the Golden Knights a fifth-round pick in order to select Connor Brickley in the expansion draft. He was ultimately let go as a free agent.

 

JUNE 21: The Tampa Bay Lightning trade Nikita Gusev and a 2018 fourth-round pick to the Vegas Golden Knights for future considerations.
The Lightning gave the Golden Knights Russian forward Nikita Gusev’s rights and a draft pick in order for the Golden Knights to take Jason Garrison in the expansion draft. This freed up cap room for Tampa Bay.

 

JUNE 21: The New York Islanders trade Mikhail Grabovski, Jake Bischoff, a 2017 first-round pick, and a 2019 second-round pick to the Golden Knights for future considerations.
The Islanders paid a high price in terms of draft pick capital in order for the Golden Knights to take on Mikhail Grabovski’s contract and select goaltender J-F Berube in the expansion draft. This freed up cap room for New York and allowed them to not have to lose one of their good, young players.

 

JUNE 21: The Anaheim Ducks trade Shea Theodore to the Vegas Golden Knights for future considerations.
The Ducks gave the Golden Knights promising young defenceman Shea Theodore in order to have expensive defenceman Clayton Stoner selected in the expansion draft. The Ducks had a wealth of good players left unprotected and dropping Stoner’s cap hit was helpful.

 

JUNE 21: The Minnesota Wild trade Alex Tuch to the Vegas Golden Knights for a 2017 or 2018 third-round pick.
The Wild gave the Golden Knights Alex Tuch in order to select Erik Haula in the expansion draft. Vegas added to their forward depth while Minnesota didn’t lose a good young defenceman like Jonas Brodin or Matt Dumba.

 

JUNE 21: The Columbus Blue Jackets trade David Clarkson, a 2017 first-round pick, and a 2019 first-round pick to the Vegas Golden Knights in exchange for future considerations.
The Blue Jackets paid a high price, a first- and second-round draft pick, in order for the Golden Knights to select William Karlsson in the expansion draft. That said, in the process, they also dumped David Clarkson’s terrible contract on Vegas.

 

JUNE 21: The Winnipeg Jets trade a 2017 first-round and 2019 third-round pick to the Vegas Golden Knights for a 2017 first-round pick and figure considerations.
The Jets swapped their first-round pick with the Golden Knights for the Blue Jackets’ first-round pick in exchange for Vegas taking enforcer Chris Thorburn in the expansion draft. This resulted in Winnipeg not losing a quality defenceman like Tyler Myers or Tobias Enstrom.

 

JUNE 21: The Pittsburgh Penguins trade a 2012 second-round pick to the Vegas Golden Knights for future considerations.
The Penguins gave the Golden Knights a second-round pick in order to take goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury in the expansion draft. This freed up significant cap room for the Penguins, who planned to move forward with Matt Murray in net.

 

JUNE 22: The Vegas Golden Knights trade Trevor van Riemsdyk and a 2018 seventh-round pick to the Carolina Hurricanes for a 2017 second-round pick.
The Golden Knights quickly began to recoup draft assets from their expansion draft choices, sending Trevor van Riemsdyk, who they took from the Blackhawks, to Carolina for a second-round pick.

 

JUNE 22: The Edmonton Oilers trade Jordan Eberle to the New York Islanders for Ryan Strome.
This was a cap dump by the Oilers. After not scoring a goal in their playoff run, the Oilers dumped Jordan Eberle’s contract on the Islanders in exchange for the cheaper, younger Ryan Strome. They saved money and added positional versatility in the deal while the Islanders acquired a scorer to play with John Tavares.

 

JUNE 22: The Montreal Canadiens trade a 2019 fifth-round pick to the Vegas Golden Knights for David Schlemko.
Another defenceman chosen in the expansion draft, the Golden Knights jettisoned David Schlemko for just a fifth-round pick. This was a cheap price for Montreal to pay for a decent depth defenceman.

 

JUNE 23: The Chicago Blackhawks trade Niklas Hjalmarsson to the Arizona Coyotes for Connor Murphy Connor Murphy and Laurent Dauphin.
This was a pretty shocking deal. The cap-strapped Blackhawks dealt veteran shutdown defender Niklas Hjalmarsson for the cheaper and younger Connor Murphy and prospect Laurent Dauphin. A reason could be that the Hawks were worried Hjalmarsson’s game was going to deteriorate after having knee surgery.

 

JUNE 23: The Chicago Blackhawks trade Artemi Panarin, Taylor Motte, and a 2017 sixth-round pick to the Columbus Blue Jackets for Brandon Saad, Anton Forsberg, and a 2018 fifth-round pick.
The Blackhawks dealt star scorer Artemi Panarin to the Blue Jackets for a familiar face in Brandon Saad. While Panarin is likely better, Saad is signed for longer, which helps the cap-strapped Hawks long-term.

 

JUNE 23: The New York Rangers trade Derek Stepan and Antti Raanta to the Arizona Coyotes for Anthony DeAngelo and a 2017 first-round pick.
The Rangers dealt long-time center Derek Stepan and breakout goalie Antti Raanta to the Coyotes in order to free up cap room and get younger. The Coyotes looked to take a step forward last summer by adding more veteran talent to their young roster at the cost of a high draft pick and prospect.

 

JUNE 23: The Columbus Blue Jackets trade Dante Salituro to the Minnesota Wild for Jordan Schroeder.
This was a depth move. Jordan Schroeder is a decent AHL call-up while Dante Salituro was an undrafted free agent who spent most of last season in the ECHL.

 

JUNE 23: The St. Louis Blues trade Jori Lehtera, a 2017 first-round pick, and a conditional 2018 first-round pick to the Philadelphia Flyers for Brayden Schenn.
This was a curious move as the Flyers clearly downgraded Brayden Schenn, an excellent power play producer, to Jori Lehtera, a middle-six forward without much offense. The Flyers seemed to be opening up roster room for Nolan Patrick, the second overall pick from the 2017 draft. Still, this wasn’t a great return for Schenn.

 

JUNE 23: The Pittsburgh Penguins trade Oskar Sundqvist and a 2017 first-round pick to the St. Louis Blues for Ryan Reaves and a 2017 second-round pick.
The Penguins paid a high price to add tough guy Ryan Raves to their roster, sending solid young forward Oskar Sundqvist to the Blues while downgrading the 31st overall pick to a pick in the middle of the second round. Reaves is a fighter who doesn’t add any offense, making Pittsburgh’s desire to part with assets to acquire him somewhat strange.

 

JUNE 24: The Columbus Blue Jackets trade Keegan Kolesar to the Vegas Golden Knights for a 2017 second-round pick.
The Blue Jackets dealt a former third-round pick with upside to the Golden Knights for another draft pick, freeing up a contract on their 50-player roster.

 

JUNE 24: The New York Islanders trade Travis Hamonic and a conditional fourth-round pick to the Calgary Flames for a 2018 first- and second-round pick, and a conditional second-round pick.
For years Travis Hamonic had wanted to be traded to be closer to his family in Western Canada, and the Islanders finally pulled the trigger on a deal sending him to the Flames for a massive collection of draft picks. This deal aimed to solidify the second pair of Calgary’s blueline next to TJ Brodie.

 

JUNE 26: The Vegas Golden Knights trade Marc Methot to the Dallas Stars for Dylan Ferguson and a 2020 second-round pick.
Yet another defenceman taken in the expansion draft, the Golden Knights dealt veteran shut down blueliner Marc Methot to the Stars for a draft pick and prospect. The Stars badly needed help on the blueline while the Golden Knights are looking to the future.

 

JUNE 29: The Carolina Hurricanes trade Eddie Lack, Ryan Murphy, and a 2019 seventh-round pick to the Calgary Flames for Keegan Kanzig and a 2019 sixth-round pick.
After acquiring Scott Darling from the Chicago Blackhawks, the Hurricanes needed to dump a goalie and they chose backup Eddie Lack. The Flames were also in need of a backup goalie and didn’t have to pay much to acquire one.

 

JUNE 30: The Buffalo Sabres trade Tyler Ennis, Marcus Foligno, and a 2018 third-round pick to the Minnesota Wild for Marco Scandella, Jason Pominville, and a 2018 fourth-round pick.
This was a cap dump, change of scenery deal. The Sabres and Wild swapped struggling, expensive forwards Ennis and Pominville and Buffalo helped Minnesota get cheaper by taking Scandella and giving them back Foligno. You’d think the Wild could get more for a solid defender like Scandella, but dumping Pominville’s contract was a big priority.

 

JULY 1: The Tampa Bay Lightning trade Kristers Gudlevskis to the New York Islanders for Carter Verhaeghe.
A minor move in which the Lightning and Islanders swapped depth players based on positional need.

 

JULY 1: The Colorado Avalanche trade a 2019 fourth-round pick to the Nashville Predators for Colin Wilson.
With many players needing new contracts, the Predators needed to shed salary so they dumped Colin Wilson on the Avalanche for a mid-round pick.

 

JULY 1: The Calgary Flames traded Tom McCollum to the Detroit Red Wings for a 2018 conditional seventh-round pick.
Nothing but a depth move, the Red Wings re-acquired former 2008 first-round pick McCollum from the Flames for essentially nothing.

 

JULY 1: The Vegas Golden Knights trade Alexei Emelin to the Nashville Predators for a 2019 third-round pick.
Another defenceman selected in the expansion draft, the Golden Knights dealt gritty blueliner Emelin to the Predators for a draft pick, adding to their large collection of future picks. The Predators needed depth as multiple defenders were set to begin the season on the injured reserve.

 

JULY 2: The Washington Capitals trade Marcus Johansson to the New Jersey Devils for a 2018 second- and third-round pick.
The Capitals needed to dump a contract after signing Evgeny Kuznetsov and T.J. Oshie, so Johansson was the odd man out. The Devils paid a pretty low a price for a very solid offensive forward.

 

JULY 4: The Carolina Hurricanes trade a 2018 fifth-round pick to the Vegas Golden Knights for Marcus Kruger.
The Golden Knights acquired Marcus Kruger as part of an expansion draft condition and eventually moved him to the Hurricanes, who were in the market for depth forwards.

 

SEPTEMBER 17: The Florida Panthers trade Jason Demers to the Arizona Coyotes for Jamie McGinn.
Another salary cap dump by the Panthers, Jason Demers was sent to the Coyotes after just one season in Florida. Arizona got a veteran defenceman capable of logging big minutes while all they had to give up was a cheaper contract in return.

 

OCTOBER 3: The Vancouver Canucks trade Andrey Pedan and a 2018 fourth-round pick to the Pittsburgh Penguins for Derrick Pouliot.
This was a swap of reclamation projects. Pouliot was once a first-round pick that never worked out with the Penguins while Pedan had cleared waivers prior to the season. Both players have upside but needed a change of scenery.

 

OCTOBER 4: The Buffalo Sabres trade Nicholas Deslauriers to the Montreal Canadiens for Zach Redmond.
A minor swap based on organization positional need. The Canadiens needed forwards and the Sabres needed defencemen.

 

OCTOBER 4: The Chicago Blackhawks trade Kyle Baun to the Montreal Canadiens for Andreas Martinsen.
A minor swap of AHL caliber forwards. The Canadiens dealt the physical forward in Martinsen for the more skilled forward in Baun.

 

OCTOBER 6: The Vegas Golden Knights trade Calvin Pickard to the Toronto Maple Leafs for Tobias Lindberg and a 2018 sixth-round pick.
After acquiring Malcolm Subban on waivers from the Boston Bruins, the Golden Knights needed to ship out a goaltender and did so by sending Pickard to the Maple Leafs for prospect Tobias Lindberg. This improved on Toronto’s goaltender depth while giving Vegas a prospect in return.

 

OCTOBER 9: The Anaheim Ducks trade Dustin Tokarski to the Philadelphia Flyers for future considerations.
In need of a depth goaltender, the Flyers acquired Tokarski from the Ducks essentially for free.

 

OCTOBER 21: The New York Rangers trade Matt Puempel to the Detroit Red Wings for Ryan Sproul.
This trade was essentially a swap of struggling prospects based on positional need. The Red Wings needed more forwards while the Rangers needed more defenders, so they swapped young players who weren’t working in their systems.

 

OCTOBER 21: The Detroit Red Wings trade Riley Sheahan and a 2018 fifth-round pick to the Pittsburgh Penguins for Scott Wilson and a 2018 third-round pick.
After inking Andreas Athanasiou to a contract after a three-week holdout, the Red Wings needed to shed salary so they dealt gritty depth forward Sheahan to the Penguins for the cheaper Wilson. The Penguins were in need of a center like Sheahan.

 

OCTOBER 28: The New Jersey Devils trade Scott Wedgewood to the Arizona Coyotes for a 2018 fifth-round pick.
In need of a depth goaltender, the Coyotes acquired Wedgewood, once a top prospect, from the Devils for a fifth-round pick.

 

NOVEMBER 5: The Ottawa Senators acquire Matt Duchene, the Nashville Predators acquire Kyle Turris, and the Colorado Avalanche acquire Shane Bowers, Vladislav Kamenev, Andrew Hammond, Samuel Girard, a 2018 first- and second-round pick, and a 2019 third-round pick.
A rare three-way trade finally ended the Matt Duchene era in Colorado roughly a year after he requested a trade to play on a contending team. The Senators essentially paid a first- and third-round pick plus prospects to upgrade from Turris to Duchene, while the Avalanche ended up with a massive haul of prospects and picks for their best rental trade asset. The Predators also only had to give up a second-round pick and a prospect to get a solid center in Turris.

 

NOVEMBER 14: The Arizona Coyotes trade Louis Domingue to the Tampa Bay Lightning for Michael Leighton and Tye McGinn.
Once viewed as the goaltender of the future with the Coyotes, Domingue fell out of favour and was sent to Tampa Bay for veteran goalie Leighton and depth forward McGinn. The Lightning paid a low price to take a flyer on a young goalie with upside.

 

NOVEMBER 14: The Edmonton Oilers trade Jussi Jokinen to the Los Angeles Kings for Mike Cammalleri.
Both Cammalleri and Jokinen inked one-year deals in the summer in Los Angeles and Edmonton respectively but didn’t pan out, so they were swapped in a change of scenery deal.

 

NOVEMBER 23: The Montreal Canadiens trade Torrey Mitchell to the Los Angeles Kings for a 2018 conditional pick.
Mitchell was struggling with the Canadiens so he was dumped on the Kings for a mid-round pick. If L.A. makes the playoffs, it becomes Montreal’s fourth-round pick they dealt to the Kings last trade deadline. If not, the pick is a fifth rounder.

 

NOVEMBER 30: The New York Rangers trade Adam Cracknell to the Montreal Canadiens for Peter Holland.

The Rangers claimed Cracknell on waivers earlier in the season from Dallas and flipped him to Montreal for Peter Holland, a younger and more skilled forward. The Canadiens were seeking more toughness in their lineup.

 

NOVEMBER 30: The New Jersey Devils trade Adam Henrique, Joseph Blandisi, and a 2018 third-round pick to the Anaheim Ducks for Sami Vatanen and a conditional third round pick.

The Ducks were loaded on the backend and finally flipped puck-mover Sami Vatanen for an upgrade up front. This is a deal that fulfilled a big need for both teams.

 

DECEMBER 4: The Buffalo Sabres trade a 2019 fifth-round pick to the Detroit Red Wings for Scott Wilson.

This deal was largely just Detroit dumping a contract on the Sabres who, due to injuries, needed another body up front.

 

DECEMBER 8: The Los Angeles Kings trade Nic Dowd to the Vancouver Canucks for Jordan Subban.

The Canucks were seeking a gritty, defensive centre for their NHL roster and they dealt a high-risk, high-upside prospect to the Kings to acquire one.

 

DECEMBER 14: The New Jersey Devils trade Ryan Kujawinski to the Arizona Coyotes for Michael Latta.

A minor-league swap of forwards who likely won’t be impact NHLers.

 

DECEMBER 19: The Edmonton Oilers trade Greg Chase to the Florida Panthers for future considerations.

This was simply the Oilers dumping a contract on the Panthers to bring them down further from the 50-contract limit.

 

DECEMBER 19: The Arizona Coyotes trade Michael Leighton and a 2019 fourth-round pick to the Pittsburgh Penguins for Josh Archibald, Sean Maguire, and a 2019 sixth-round pick.

A minor-league swap of depth goaltenders as the Penguins were seeking a more veteran option in Leighton.

 

DECEMBER 19: The Dallas Stars trade Jamie Oleksiak to the Pittsburgh Penguins for a conditional fourth-round pick in 2019.

A former first-round pick, the Penguins took a flyer on Jamie Oleksiak to give the team more toughness on the backend.

 

DECEMBER 30: The New Jersey Devils trade Dalton Prout to the Calgary Flames for Eddie Lack.

The Flames and Devils swapped two bad contracts of underachieving players. Lack struggled mightily in Calgary and Prout cleared waivers earlier in the season.

 

JANUARY 4: The Edmonton Oilers trade a 2019 fourth-round pick to the Montreal Canadiens for Al Montoya.

With Charlie Lindgren having a strong showing in his rookie season, the Habs dumped Al Montoya and his two-year contract on the Oilers who badly needed a veteran backup goalie.

 

JANUARY 10: The Chicago Blackhawks trade Richard Panik and Laurent Dauphin to the Arizona Coyotes Anthony Duclair and Adam Clendening.

The Coyotes gave up on Duclair after back-to-back disappointing seasons, sending him to Chicago in exchange for Panik who can provide more consistent offence to their young lineup.

 

JANUARY 22: The Columbus Blue Jackets trade John Ramage to the Arizona Coyotes for future considerations.

The Blue Jackets dumped a contract on the Coyotes to bring them down from the 50-contract limit.

 

JANUARY 22: The Los Angeles Kings trade Jeff Zatkoff to the Columbus Blue Jackets for future considerations.

This is why the Blue Jackets needed to dump a contract. They added a veteran depth goalie to their system.

 

JANUARY 31: The Edmonton Oilers trade Edward Pasquale to the Tampa Bay Lightning for future considerations.

The Oilers dumped a contract on the Lightning to bring them down from the 50-contract limit.

 

FEBRUARY 3: The Dallas Stars trade Mark McNeill to the Nashville Predators for Andrew O’Brien.

A minor swap of low-level prospects.

 

FEBRUARY 5: The Vegas Golden Knights trade Zac Leslie to the Los Angeles Kings for future considerations.

The Golden Knights dumped a contract on the Kings to bring them down from the 50-contract limit.

 

FEBRUARY 8: The New Jersey Devils trade Viktor Loov to the Minnesota Wild for Chris Bertschy and Mario Lucia.

A minor-league swap of depth players.

 

FEBRUARY 13: The Los Angeles Kings trade Marian Gaborik and Nick Shore to the Ottawa Senators for Dion Phaneuf and Nate Thompson.

An interesting cap dump trade from the Senators as they dealt Phaneuf’s massive contract in exchange for Gaborik’s deal which is more likely to be bought out or placed on the Long Term Injured Reserve. This deal also fills a need for Los Angeles, and Phaneuf is a capable depth defender especially with Ottawa retaining part of his salary.

 

FEBRUARY 15: The Chicago Blackhawks trade Ville Pokka to the Ottawa Senators for Chris DiDomenico.

A minor swap of depth players, both teams looking to fill a need at a different position.

 

FEBRUARY 15: The Toronto Maple Leafs trade Nikita Soshnikov to the St. Louis Blues for a 2019 fourth-round pick.

The Leafs managed to get something for Soshnikov who couldn’t consistently crack the team’s lineup.

 

FEBRUARY 19: The Chicago Blackhawks trade Michal Kempny to the Washington Capitals for a 2018 third-round pick.

The beginning of Chicago’s deadline sale, they sent impending UFA Kempny to the Capitals for a draft pick.

 

FEBRUARY 19: The Detroit Red Wings trade Petr Mrazek to the Philadelphia Flyers for a conditional 2018 fourth-round pick and a conditional 2019 third-round pick.

The Red Wings moved on from Mrazek after another disappointing season shipping him to the Flyers who, due to injury, were badly in need of a capable NHL goalie.

 

FEBRUARY 20: The New York Rangers trade Nick Holden to the Boston Bruins for Rob O’Gara and a 2018 third-round pick.

The Rangers began their deadline sale by dealing depth defender Nick Holden to the Bruins for a young defenceman and a draft pick.

 

FEBRUARY 20: The Toronto Maple Leafs trade Eric Fehr to the San Jose Sharks for a 2020 seventh-round pick.

Toronto dumped a contract on the Sharks who could possibly use Fehr as veteran forward depth.

 

FEBRUARY 21: The Montreal Canadiens trade Jakub Jerabek to the Washington Capitals for a fifth-round pick.

The Capitals acquired a depth defender at a cheap price for their playoff run.

 

FEBRUARY 21: The Los Angeles Kings trade Darcy Kuemper to the Arizona Coyotes for Scott Wedgewood and Tobias Rieder.

The Kings sold high on Kuemper’s career year and managed to acquire a solid young forward in Rieder in the process.

 

FEBRUARY 22: The Boston Bruins trade Frank Vatrano to the Florida Panthers for a 2018 third-round pick.

The Panthers took a gamble on Vatrano who scored 10 goals in 44 games last year but has struggled this year.

 

FEBRUARY 22: The New York Rangers trade Michael Grabner to the New Jersey Devils for Yegor Rykov and a 2018 second-round pick.

The Rangers continued their fire sale by dealing one of the better scorers on the trade market for a draft pick and prospect. This was the first trade between the Devils in Rangers in history.

 

FEBRUARY 23: The Pittsburgh Penguins acquire Derrick Brassard, Vincent Dunn, Tobias Lindberg, and a 2018 third-round pick (OTT), the Ottawa Senators acquire Ian Cole, Filip Gustavsson, a 2018 first-round pick, and a 2019 third-round pick (PIT), and the Vegas Golden Knights acquire Ryan Reaves and a 2018 fourth-round pick (PIT).

There was a lot of moving parts in this deal. Ultimately, it comes down to the Senators dealing Brassard to the Penguins for a first-rounder while the Golden Knights retained salary to make it happen. This deal gives Pittsburgh incredible depth down the middle.

 

FEBRUARY 24: The Edmonton Oilers trade Brandon Davidson to the New York Islanders for a 2019 third-round pick.

After acquiring Davidson off waivers, the Oilers flipped him to New York for a third, giving New York some needed blueline depth.

 

FEBRUARY 25: The New York Rangers trade Rick Nash to the Boston Bruins for Ryan Spooner, Matt Beleskey, Ryan Lindgren, a 2018 first-round pick, and a 2018 seventh-round pick.

The Bruins paid a massive price to add Nash prior to the deadline, giving New York Ryan Spooner, a solid player in his own right, a first round pick and prospects. That said, Boston was also able to dump half of Matt Beleskey’s albatross contract.

 

FEBRUARY 25: The Montreal Canadiens trade Tomas Plekanec and Kyle Baun to the Toronto Maple Leafs for Kerby Rychel, Rinat Valiev, and a a 2018 second-round pick.

It’s certainly an odd sight seeing Tomas Plekanec in a Leafs jersey. Toronto needed depth down the middle and Montreal got a nice return.

 

FEBRUARY 25: The Columbus Blue Jackets acquire Mark Letestu, the Nashville Predators acquire a 2018 fourth-round pick, and the Edmonton Oilers acquire Pontus Aberg.

A three-way deal involving the Oilers selling a soon-to-be UFA, acquiring back an NHL-ready young forward, and Nashville recouping a draft pick.

 

FEBRUARY 25: The San Jose Sharks trade Brandon Bollig and Troy Grosenick from the Nashville Predators for a 2018 sixth-round pick.

A minor deal involving San Jose dumping two contracts from their 50-man limit.

 

FEBRUARY 26: The Ottawa Senators trade Ian Cole to the Columbus Blue jackets for Nick Moutrey and a 2020 third-round pick.

Acquired in the Brassard deal, the Senators quickly dealt impending UFA Cole to the Blue Jackets for a prospect and pick.

 

FEBRUARY 26: The Chicago Blackhawks trade Ryan Hartman and a 2018 fifth-round pick to the Nashville Predators for Victor Ejdsell, a 2018 first and fourth-round pick.

The Predators are going all-in and the Blackhawks are selling, and, as a result, Nashville paid a high price to acquire depth forward Hartman, who’s under control for a new more years.

 

FEBRUARY 26: The St. Louis Blues trade Paul Stastny to the Winnipeg Jets for a 2018 first-round pick and Erik Foley.

The Jets are going for it and they loaded up by acquiring versatile, soon-to-be UFA veteran forward Paul Stastny for their playoff run. They don’t usually deal futures for rentals, so the Jets must be confident in this team.

 

FEBRUARY 26: The Anaheim Ducks trade Chris Wagner to the New York Islanders for Jason Chimera.

A minor swap of depth NHL forwards.

 

FEBRUARY 26: The Montreal Canadiens trade Joe Morrow to the Montreal Canadiens for a 2018 fourth-round pick.

A minor depth add on the blueline for the Jets.

 

FEBRUARY 26: The Minnesota Wild trade Mike Reilly to the Montreal Canadiens for a 2019 fifth-round pick.

A minor depth add on the blueline for the Habs.

 

FEBRUARY 26: The Ottawa Senators trade Nick Shore to the Calgary Flames for a 2019 seventh-round pick.

A minor depth add up front for the Flames.

 

FEBRUARY 26:The Carolina Hurricanes trade Josh Jooris to the Pittsburgh Penguins for Greg McKegg.

A minor depth swap of depth forwards.

 

FEBRUARY 26: The Chicago Blackhawks trade Tommy Wingles to the Boston Bruins for a conditional 2019 fifth-round pick.

A minor depth add up front for the Bruins.

 

FEBRUARY 26: The New York Rangers trade Ryan Graves to the Colorado Avalanche for Chris Bigras.

A minor swap of young defence prospects.

 

FEBRUARY 26: The Edmonton Oilers trade Patrick Maroon to the New Jersey Devils for Joey Dudek and a 2019 third-round pick.

The Devils continued to gear up for a playoff run by acquiring Maroon from the Oilers at a very cheap price.

 

FEBRUARY 26: The Vancouver Canucks trade Thomas Vanek to the Columbus Blue Jackets for Jussi Jokinen and Tyler Motte.

A predictable sell by the Canucks of an impending free agent but an odd return for a team rebuilding.

 

FEBRUARY 26: The Buffalo Sabres trade Evander Kane to the San Jose Sharks for a conditional 2019 first-round pick, and 2019 fourth-round pick, and Dan O’Regan.

Buffalo sold off their best free agent asset and the Sharks didn’t have to pay much of a cost to acquire one of the better forwards on the trade market.

 

FEBRUARY 26: The Detroit Red Wings trade Tomas Tatar to the Vegas Golden Knights for a 2018 first-round pick, a 2019 second-round pick, and a 2021 third-round pick.

The Golden Knights are going for it and they acquired a good forward with three years left of control from the Red Wings who wanted to dump some salary and build for the future.

 

FEBRUARY 26: The New York Rangers trade Ryan McDonagh and J.T. Miller to the Tampa Bay Lightning for Vladislav Namestnikov, Libor Hajek, Brett Howden, a 2018 first-round pick, and a 2019 conditional first-round pick.

The biggest deal of trade deadline day, the Rangers competed their blowup by dealing captain McDonagh and solid forward Miller to Tampa Bay in exchange for a wealth of prospects and picks. This deal immediately made the Lightning Stanley Cup favourites if they weren’t already before.