NHL teams had until 3 p.m. EST Monday to swing deals ahead of the league’s trading deadline. Some clubs added talent and depth to bolster their rosters for a playoff push, while others unloaded with an eye toward the future.
Here’s a look at who moved on deadline day.
Canucks add goaltending depth in Louis Domingue as Markstrom nurses injury
With Jacob Markstrom nursing a lower-body injury, the Vancouver Canucks have added some goaltending insurance.
The club acquired Louis Domingue from the New Jersey Devils in exchange for minor-league goalie Zane McIntyre just before Monday’s NHL trade deadline.
Markstrom missed practice Monday and will be re-evaluated Wednesday. Thatcher Demko is Markstrom’s backup.
Penguins bring back Sheary in deal with Sabres
The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired forwards Conor Sheary and Evan Rodrigues from the Buffalo Sabres for Dominik Kahun.
Sheary returns to Pittsburgh, where he previously won the Stanley Cup twice with the Penguins. Sheary was traded from Pittsburgh to Buffalo in June 2017.
He struggled to find his consistency in Buffalo, where he had 23 goals and 53 points in 133 games, including nine goals and 19 points this season.
Rodrigues is leaving Buffalo after requesting a trade two months ago over his lack of playing time.
Oilers obtain Andreas Athanasiou, ship Sam Gagner to Detroit
The Edmonton Oilers acquired winger Andreas Athanasiou and minor-leaguer Ryan Kuffner from the Detroit Red Wings for centre Sam Gagner and two second-round draft picks.
The 25-year-old Athanasiou has 10 goals and 24 points in 46 games this season, but is a league-worst minus-45.
The move reunites Athanasiou with Oilers general manager Ken Holland, who drafted the Woodbridge, Ont., native 110th overall in 2012 when he was GM in Detroit.
Set to become a restricted free agent July 1, Athanasiou has 83 goals and 154 points in 294 career NHL games.
Sabres acquire Wayne Simmonds for a conditional draft pick
The Buffalo Sabres have acquired forward Wayne Simmonds from the New Jersey Devils in exchange for a conditional 2021 fifth-round pick.
Simmonds, 31, adds depth to Buffalo’s forward ranks. The Sabres have been looking for secondary scoring behind captain and leading scorer Jack Eichel.
Simmonds signed a one-year, $5 million deal with the Devils last off-season. The Devils will retain 50 per cent of Simmonds’ remaining salary.
New York Rangers extend Chris Kreider, likely taking him off the trade market
Chris Kreider is staying with the New York Rangers.
Kreider and the team agreed to terms on a seven-year contract extension Monday. The 28-year-old was considered one of the top potential trade candidates at the NHL deadline.
Instead, the Rangers have won 10 of 13 games out of the All-Star break and bridged the gap with Kreider on the the long-term deal he wanted. The contract is reportedly worth $45 million.
Maple Leafs deal goalie Michael Hutchinson to Avalanche for defenceman Calle Rosen
The Toronto Maple Leafs shipped goalie Michael Hutchinson to the Colorado Avalanche for defenceman Calle Rosen.
Hutchinson, 29, appeared in 15 games with the Leafs this season, posting a 4-9-1 record, a 3.66 goals-against average and an .886 save percentage before the club acquired Jack Campbell from the Los Angeles Kings earlier this month to help with the troublesome backup role behind Frederik Andersen.
The native of Barrie, Ont., was also 3-1-0 with a 1.98 goals-against average and .943 save percentage with the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League in 2019-20.
It was otherwise a quiet day in Leafs land. While other teams were plenty active, the Leafs’ biggest move came by signing veteran defenseman Jake Muzzin to a four-year contract extension, writes Marty Klinkenberg.
Penguins acquire veteran Patrick Marleau from Sharks
Patrick Marleau will get another shot at winning a Stanley Cup after being traded by the San Jose Sharks to the Pittsburgh Penguins for a conditional draft pick.
The struggling Sharks will get a 2021 third-round pick from the Penguins for Marleau that becomes a second-rounder if Pittsburgh wins the title this year.
Marleau provides a needed depth forward with scoring ability as the Penguins look to make a playoff run. They started the day in second place in the Metropolitan Division, two points behind Washington.
Senators deal Pageau to Islanders, Namestnikov to Avalanche, Ennis to Oilers for picks
The Ottawa Senators have traded pending unrestricted free-agent forwards Jean-Gabriel Pageau, Vladislav Namestnikov and Tyler Ennis for draft picks.
Hours before the deadline Monday, the rebuilding Senators dealt Pageau to the New York Islanders and sent Namestnikov to the Colorado Avalanche. Later, they sent Ennis to the Edmonton Oilers for another pick.
Pageau, Ottawa’s leading scorer this season with 40 points (24 goals, 16 assists) in 60 games, was considered one of the top players potentially available on the market. The Senators received a conditional first-round pick in 2020, a second-round selection in 2020 and a conditional third-rounder in 2022 for the Ottawa native.
The 2020 pick will slide to 2021 if it falls in the top-3 at June’s draft, while the third-round selection in 2022 will only be heading to the nation’s capital if the Islanders win the Stanley Cup this spring.
Meanwhile, the Senators scooped up a fourth-round pick in 2021 from Colorado for Namestnikov, and a fifth-rounder in the same draft from Edmonton for Ennis.
Montreal Canadiens ship forward Nate Thompson to Philadelphia Flyers
The Montreal Canadiens have traded pending unrestricted free agent forward Nate Thompson to the Philadelphia Flyers for a fifth-round draft pick.
It was the second trade for a draft pick by the Habs in the past 24 hours. On Sunday night, Montreal sent forward Ilya Kovalchuk to the Washington Capitals for a third-round pick.
Traded to the Habs by the Los Angeles Kings last February, the 35-year-old Thompson had four goals and 10 assists in 63 games with Montreal this season.
The Flyers will be Thompson’s eighth NHL team, following runs with Boston, the New York Islanders, Tampa Bay, Anaheim, Ottawa, L.A., and Montreal.
Panthers send Trocheck to Hurricanes for Haula, Wallmark and prospects
The Panthers are getting forwards Erik Haula and Lucas Wallmark from the Hurricanes, as well as a pair of prospects in centre Eetu Luostarinen and defenceman Chase Priskie. Haula has 12 goals and 10 assists this season, Wallmark 11 goals and 12 assists and Luostarinen has appeared in eight games.
Trocheck had spent his entire NHL career, parts of seven seasons, with Florida. He appeared in 420 games, with 111 goals and 171 assists. He had a career-best 31 goals two seasons ago, and had 10 goals and 26 assists in 55 games this season.
He was a Panther from the beginning; the team took him in the third round of the 2011 draft with the 64th overall selection. But this move also provides Florida future flexibility; Haula is an unrestricted free agent this summer and Wallmark a restricted one.
Red Wings trade veteran defender Green to Oilers
The Detroit Red Wings traded defenseman Mike Green to the Edmonton Oilers for forward Kyle Brodziak and a conditional fourth-round draft pick in 2020 or 2021.
Green, 34, is in the final season of a two-year contract signed in June 2018 and can become an unrestricted free agent on July 1.
The two-time All-Star has three goals and eight assists in 48 games this season. A first-round pick by Washington in 2004, he has 501 points (150 goals, 351 assists) in 878 games with the Capitals (2005-15) and Red Wings (2015-20).
- Brady Skjei from Rangers to Hurricanes
- Robin Lehner from Blackhawks to Golden Knights
- Sami Vatanen from Devils to Hurricanes
- Erik Gustafsson from Blackhawks to Flames
- Ilya Kovalchuk from Canadiens to Capitals
- Cody Eakin from Golden Knights to Jets
- Alec Martinez from Kings to Golden Knights
- Marco Scandella from Canadiens to Blues
- Dylan DeMelo from Senators to Jets
- Tyler Toffoli from Kings to Canucks
- Andy Greene to Islanders from Devils, Blake Coleman from Islanders to Lightning
- Trade secrets: NHL players open up about the pain and upheaval of being moved to a new team
- Are the Leafs’ herky-jerky moves a sign of bad things to come?
With reports from The Canadian Press, The Associated Press and Field Level Media
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