NHL rosters are now set until the end of the season with the passing of the 2017/18 trade deadline. It wasn’t the busiest day in recent years, but several significant players were still on the move as teams gear up for the final playoff push. This is a recap of the biggest moves of the day as well as those made just prior to deadline day.
Anaheim Ducks: The Ducks acquired forward Jason Chimera from the New York Islanders for forward Chris Wagner. The 38-year-old Chimera has two goals and nine assists while the 26-year-old Wagner has six goals and nine assists. Both players will be unrestricted free agents in the summer.
Boston Bruins: Boston acquired forward Tommy Wingels from Chicago for a fourth-round draft pick in 2019. The 29-year-old has seven goals and five assists and will be an unrestricted free agent in the summer. Boston also picked up forward Rick Nash from the Rangers for a first-rounder in 2018 along with forwards Matt Beleskey and Ryan Spooner, defenceman Ryan Lindgren and a seventh-round pick in 2019. The 33-year-old Nash has 18 goals and 10 assists and is an unrestricted free agent this summer. Spooner has nine goals and 18 assists
Calgary Flames: Calgary dealt a seventh-round draft choice in 2019 for forward Nick Shore from Ottawa. The 25-year-old has four goals and 12 assists.
Columbus Blue Jackets: The Jackets picked up defenceman Ian Cole from Ottawa for forward prospect Nick Moutrey and a third-round pick in 2020. The year-old Cole has three goals and 10 assists and is an unrestricted free agent this year. Forward Mark Letestu was also acquired from Edmonton for Pontus Aberg. Letestu has nine goals and 11 assists while Berg has two goals and six helpers.
Montreal Canadiens: The Habs acquired defenceman Mike Reilly from Minnesota for a fifth-round draft pick in 2019. Reilly has two goals and eight assists this season.
New Jersey Devils: The Devils traded J.D. Dudek and a third-round pick in 2019 for forward Pat Maroon. The 29-year-old Maroon is an unrestricted free agent this summer and has 14 goals and 16 assists. New Jersey also acquired forward Michael Grabner from the Rangers for a second-rounder in 2018 and defensive prospect prospect Yegor Rykov. The 30-year-old Grabner has 25 goals and six assists and is unrestricted this summer.
Nashville Predators: Nashville acquired forward Ryan Hartman from Chicago along with a fifth-round pick in 2018 for a first-round pick in 2018, a fourth-round pick in 2018 and forward prospect Victor Ejdsell. The 23-year-old Hartman has eight goals and 17 assists and will be a restricted free agent. The Preds also picked up forward Brandon Bollig and goaltender Troy Grosenick from San Jose for a sixth-round pick in 2018.
Pittsburgh Penguins: The Pens traded forward Greg McKegg to Carolina for forward Josh Jooris. The 27-year-old Jooris has three goals and three assists and is an unrestricted free agent in the summer.
San Jose Sharks: The Sharks dealt prospect Daniel O’Regan to Buffalo along with a conditional first-round pick in 2019 and a conditional fourth-round pick in 2020 for forward Evander Kane. The 26-year-old Kane has 20 goals and 20 assists and will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason. O’Regan had four assists in 19 games.
Tampa Bay Lightning: Tampa acquired New York Rangers captain Ryan McDonagh and forward J.T. Miller for a first-round pick in 2018, a second-round pick in 2019 and forward Vladislav Namestnikov along with prospects Libor Hajek and Brett Howden. The defenceman McDonagh has two goals and 24 assists while Miller had 13 goals and 27 assists. Namestnikov has 20 goals and 24 assists
Toronto Maple Leafs: Toronto acquired forwards Tomas Plekanec and Kyle Braun from Montreal for AHL forward Kerby Rychel, defenceman Rinat Valiev and a second-round pick in 2018. The 35-year-old Plekanec has six goals and 18 assists and is an unrestricted free agent this year.
Vancouver Canucks: The Canucks picked up forwards Jussi Jokinen and Tyler Motte from Columbus for 34-year-old pending free agent forward Thomas Vanek who had 17 goals and 24 assists. The 34-year-old Jokinen has a goal and six assists and the 22-year-old Motte has three goals and two assists. Vancouver also acquired forward Brendan Leipsic from Vegas for defenceman Philip Holm. The 23-year-old Leipsic has two goals and 11 assists while the 26-year-old Holm has been playing in the AHL and will be a restricted free agent.
Vegas Golden Knights. Vegas acquired forward Tomas Tatar from Detroit for a first-round pick in 2018, a second-round pick in 2019 and a third-round pick in 2021. The 27-year-old Tatar has 16 goals and 12 assists this season.
Winnipeg Jets: The Jets picked up Joe Morrow from Montreal for a fourth-round draft pick in 2018. The 25-year-old has five goals and six assists and is a restricted free agent in the summer. Winnipeg also acquired forward Paul Stastny from St. Louis for a conditional first-round pick in 2018, a conditional fourth-round pick in 2020 and 20-year-old forward prospect Erik Foley. The 32-year-old Stastny has 12 goals and 28 assists in is an unrestricted free agent this year.