NHL Trade Deadline 2/26/18

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Trade deadline day…it’s probably one of the most exciting days next to the Stanley Cup Playoffs. It’s a day where teams looking to make a deep run in the playoffs try to add rental or even long-term players down the stretch. Usually, there are moves on top of moves but, this year it wasn’t about how many moves were made. The main point of this deadline was about who actually moved. There was a record 5 1st round draft picks dealt with a potential 6 depending on if a player signs or not. Also, a few big-name players on the move and big-name players that stayed with their current teams who were believed to be on the move. Now, you can’t just talk about the one day for trades so what I’ll do for you is recap the entire month of February.

 

February 3rd: Dallas Stars-Nashville Predators

Dallas Stars acquire D Andrew O’Brien

Nashville Predators acquire F Mark McNeill

February 5th: Los Angeles Kings-Vegas Golden Knights

LA Kings acquire future considerations

Vegas Golden Knights acquire D Zac Leslie

February 8th: New Jersey Devils-Minnesota Wild

New Jersey Devils acquire F Christoph Bertschy, F Mario Lucia

Minnesota Wild acquire D Viktor Loov

February 9th: Washington Capitals-New York Rangers

Washington Capitals acquire F Adam Chapie, F Joe Whitney

New York Rangers acquire F John Albert, D Hubert Labrie

February 13th: Los Angeles Kings-Ottawa Senators

LA Kings acquire D Dion Phaneuf, F Nate Thompson

Ottawa Senators acquire F Marian Gaborik, F Nick Shore

February 15th: Chicago Blackhawks-Ottawa Senators

Chicago Blackhawks acquire F Chris DiDomenico

Ottawa Senators acquire D Ville Pokka

February 15th: St. Louis Blues-Toronto Maple Leafs

St. Louis Blues acquire F Nikita Soshnikov

Toronto Maple Leafs acquire 4th round 2019 NHL Draft pick

February 19th: Washington Capitals-Chicago Blackhawks

Washington Capitals acquire D Michal Kempny

Chicago Blackhawks acquire 3rd round 2018 NHL Draft pick

February 19th: Philadelphia Flyers-Detroit Red Wings

Philadelphia Flyers acquire G Petr Mrazek

Detroit Red Wings acquire a conditional 4th round 2018 NHL Draft pick and a conditional 3rd round 2019 NHL Draft pick

February 20th: Boston Bruins-New York Rangers

Boston Bruins acquire D Nick Holden

New York Rangers acquire D Rob O’Gara and 3rd round 2018 NHL Draft pick

February 20th: San Jose Sharks-Toronto Maple Leafs

San Jose Sharks acquire F Eric Fehr

Toronto Maple Leafs acquire a 7th round 2020 NHL Draft pick

February 21st: Washington Capitals-Montreal Canadiens

Washington Capitals acquire D Jakub Jerabek

Montreal Canadiens acquire a 5th round 2019 NHL Draft pick

February 21st: Los Angeles Kings-Arizona Coyotes

LA Kings acquire F Tobias Rieder, G Scott Wedgewood

Arizona Coyotes acquire G Darcy Kuemper

February 22nd: Florida Panthers-Boston Bruins

Florida Panthers acquire F Frank Vatrano

Boston Bruins acquire a 3rd round 2018 NHL Draft pick

*February 22nd: New Jersey Devils-New York Rangers

New Jersey Devils acquire Michael Grabner

New York Rangers acquire D prospect Yegor Rykov and a 2nd round 2018 NHL Draft pick

February 23rd: Pittsburgh Penguins-Ottawa Senators-Vegas Golden Knights

Pittsburgh Penguins acquire F Derick Brassard, F Vincent Dunn, F Tobias Lindberg and a 3rd round NHL 2018 Draft pick

Ottawa Senators acquire D Ian Cole, G Filip Gustavsson, 1st round 2018 NHL Draft pick and a 3rd round 2019 NHL Draft pick

Vegas Golden Knights acquire F Ryan Reaves and a 4th round NHL Draft pick

February 24th: New York Islanders-Edmonton Oilers

New York Islanders acquire D Brandon Davidson

Edmonton Oilers acquire a 3rd round 2019 NHL Draft pick

February 25th: Boston Bruins-New York Rangers

Boston Bruins acquire F Rick Nash

New York Rangers acquire F Ryan Spooner, F Matt Beleskey, D Ryan Lindgren, 1st and 7th round 2018 NHL Draft picks

February 25th: Toronto Maple Leafs-Montreal Canadiens

Toronto Maple Leafs acquire F Tomas Plekanec, F Kyle Baun

Montreal Canadiens acquire F Kerby Rychel, D Rinat Valiev and a 2nd round NHL Draft pick

February 25th: Columbus Blue Jackets-Nashville Predators

Columbus Blue Jackets acquire F Mark Letestu

Nashville Predators acquire a 4th round NHL Draft pick

February 25th: Nashville Predators-San Jose Sharks

Nashville Predators acquire F Brandon Bollig, G Troy Grosenick

San Jose Sharks acquire a 6th round 2018 NHL Draft pick

February 26th: Columbus Blue Jackets-Ottawa Senators

Columbus Blue Jackets acquire D Ian Cole

Ottawa Senators acquire F Nick Moutrey and a 3rd round 2020 NHL Draft pick

February 26th: Nashville Predators-Chicago Blackhawks

Nashville Predators acquire F Ryan Hartman and a 5th 2018 NHL Draft pick

Chicago Blackhawks acquire F Victor Ejdsell, 1st and 4th round 2018 NHL Draft picks

February 26th: Winnipeg Jets-St. Louis Blues

Winnipeg Jets acquire F Paul Statsny

St. Louis Blues acquire 1st 2018 NHL Draft pick, rights to F Erik Foley and obtain half of Statsny’s contract

February 26th: Vancouver Canucks- Vegas Golden Knights

Vancouver Canucks acquire F Brendan Leipsic

Vegas Golden Knights acquire D Philip Holm

February 26th: Columbus Blue Jackets-Arizona Coyotes

Columbus Blue Jackets acquire F Ryan Kujawinski

Arizona Coyotes acquire F Jordan Maletta

February 26th: Anaheim Ducks-New York Islanders

Anaheim Ducks acquire F Jason Chimera

New York Islanders acquire F Chris Wagner

February 26th: Winnipeg Jets-Montreal Canadiens

Winnipeg Jets acquire D Joe Marrow

Montreal Canadiens acquire a 4th round 2018 NHL Draft pick

February 26th: Montreal Canadiens-Minnesota Wild

Montreal Canadiens acquire D Mike Reilly

Minnesota Wild acquire 5th round 2019 NHL Draft pick

February 26th: Calgary Flames-Ottawa Senators

Calgary Flames acquire F Nick Shore

Ottawa Senators acquire 7th round 2019 NHL Draft pick

February 26th: Pittsburgh Penguins-Carolina Hurricanes

Pittsburgh Penguins acquire F Josh Jooris

Carolina Hurricanes acquire F Greg McKegg

February 26th: Boston Bruins-Chicago Blackhawks

Boston Bruins acquire F Tommy Wingels

Chicago Blackhawks acquire a conditional 5th round 2019 NHL Draft pick

February 26th: Nashville Predators-Arizona Coyotes

Nashville Predators acquire F Tyler Gaudet, D John Ramage

Arizona Coyotes acquire D Trevor Murphy, F Pierre-Cedric Labrie

February 26th: New York Rangers-Colorado Avalanche

New York Rangers acquire D Chris Bigras

Colorado Avalanche acquire D Ryan Graves

February 26th: New Jersey Devils-Edmonton Oilers

New Jersey Devils acquire F Patrick Maroon

Edmonton Oilers acquire a 3rd round 2019 NHL Draft pick, F Joey Dudek

February 26th: Columbus Blue Jackets-Vancouver Canucks

Columbus Blue Jackets acquire F Thomas Vanek

Vancouver Canucks acquire F Tyler Motte, F Jussi Jokinen

February 26th: San Jose Sharks-Buffalo Sabres

San Jose Sharks acquire F Evander Kane

Buffalo Sabres acquire a conditional 1st round 2019 NHL Draft pick, 4th round 2019 NHL Draft pick, and F Dan O’Regan

February 26th: Vegas Golden Knights-Detroit Red Wings

Vegas Golden Knights acquire F Tomas Tatar

Detroit Red Wings acquire a 1st round 2018 NHL Draft pick, 2nd round 2019 NHL Draft pick and 3rd round 2021 NHL Draft pick

February 26th: Tampa Bay Lightning-New York Rangers

Tampa Bay Lightning acquire D Ryan McDonagh, F JT Miller

New York Rangers acquire F Vladislav Namestnikov, D Libor Hajek, F Brett Howden, 1st round 2018 NHL Draft pick, a conditional 1st round 2019 NHL Draft pick

Notable Waiver Pickups:

Philadelphia Flyers pickup D Johnny Oduya

Calgary Flames pickup F Chris Stewart

Colorado Avalanche pickup D Mark Alt

Some of the names, such as, Ottawa Senators’ Erik Karlsson and Montreal Canadiens’ Max Pacioretty were rumored to move today but, the clubs could not find any trade partners today. However, Ryan McDonagh, Rick Nash, Evander Kane and Tomas Tatar were some of the big names that found new homes the past two days. The busiest team by far was the New York Rangers, as they are in rebuild mode. They were the big sellers this year in the hopes they can build for years to come. The Rangers also completed a deal with the New Jersey Devils for F Michael Grabner, which marks the first ever time in history these two teams ever completed a trade with each other. So, the deadline brought us some interesting moves. The Evander Kane deal, in my opinion was surprisingly light. Only two draft picks in 2019 and Dan O’Regan, I think San Jose got the steal of the deadline for sure. The Golden Knights add to an already high-powered offense with Tatar but, a 2018 1st, a 2019 2nd and a 2021 3rd is a pretty big commitment. You have to imagine the Golden Knights plan to sign Tatar at the end of the year. But, just like every season the deadline has passed and now teams are locked in for the long haul. Will the moves made over the past few days help teams in their playoff runs? We will have to wait and see!

-Anthony Calabrese

Lead NHL and Philadelphia Flyers Content Contributor

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