There was a flurry of activity on NHL trade deadline day as usual as there were a total of 20 deals completed on Feb. 25th. These trades saw 32 players and 16 draft picks swap teams.
Let’ take a look at the day’s major deals and see how each team fared.
The Philadelphia Flyers sent forward Wayne Simmonds to Nashville Predators and in return they received forward Ryan Hartman as well as a conditional fourth-round draft choice in 2020.
Nashville then made a deal with the Minnesota Wild as they swapped forward Kevin Fiala for forward Mikael Granlund. The Predators also received future considerations from the Toronto Maple Leafs for forward Nicholas Baptiste. Granlund is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1st.
The St. Louis Blues added defensive depth by acquiring rearguard Michael Del Zotto from the Anaheim ducks. It cost the Blues just a sixth-round pick in the 2019 draft.
Anaheim also traded forward Brian Gibbons as they shipped him to the Ottawa Senators in exchange for blue liner Patrick Sieloff. The Ducks also traded defenseman Brandon Montour as they received a first-round draft pick in 2019 from the Buffalo Sabres for him as well as defender Brendan Guhle.
The Winnipeg Jets were the busiest team on deadline day as they made half a dozen deals. They sent a seventh-round draft pick in 2020 to the Minnesota Wild for forward Matt Hendricks. They acquired forward Par Lindholm form the Toronto Maple Leafs for forward Nic Petan and traded future considerations to the Columbus Blue Jackets for forward Alexander Broadhurst.
In addition, Winnipeg received defenceman Nathan Beaulieu from the Buffalo Sabres for a sixth-round draft choice this summer. Defenceman Bogdan Kiselevich was acquired from the Florida Panthers for a seventh-rounder in 2021. Winnipeg’s biggest trade saw them land center Kevin Hayes, who’s an unrestricted free agent this summer. Hayes came over from the New York Rangers in exchange for Winnipeg’s first-round draft pick this year and a conditional fourth rounder in 2022. The Jets also gave up Brendan Lemieux in the deal.
The Rangers also traded another player who’s eligible for unrestricted free agency this summer as forward Mats Zuccarello was dealt to the Dallas Stars. In return, New York received a conditional 2019 second-round draft pick and a conditional third-round selection next year.
The Vegas Golden Knights landed forwards Tobias Lindberg and Mark Stone win a swap with the Ottawa Senators. Right-winger Stone is scheduled to become a free agent this summer and Vegas gave up defenceman Erik Brannstrom and forward Oscar Lindberg.
Ottawa also traded another pending free agent in forward Ryan Dzingel as he went to the Columbus Blue Jackets with a 2019 seventh-round draft choice. In return, the Senators picked up forward Anthony Duclair along with second-round draft picks in 2020 and 2021.
The Vancouver Canucks shipped rearguard Erik Gudbrandon over to the Pittsburgh Penguins in return for forward Tanner Pearson. Pittsburgh also traded forward Tanner Pearson to the Florida Panthers for defender Chris Wideman.
The Canucks also made a deal with the San Jose Sharks by swapping Jonathan Dahlen for fellow forward Linus Karlsson. San Jose also added pending free agent Gustav Nyquist to their roster by sending a 2019 second-round draft pick to the Detroit Red Wins along with a conditional third-rounder next year.
The Colorado Avalanche received centre Derick Brassard for a third-rounder in 2020 from the Florida Panthers. If the Avalanche re-sign Brassard, who’s an unrestricted free agent in July, the Panthers will also send along a conditional sixth-rounder next season. Florida also sent forward Tomas Juco to the Carolina Hurricanes and received future considerations. They then made another deal with Carolina by giving future considerations for forward prospect Cliff Pu.
The New Jersey Devils sent forward Marcus Johansson to the Boston Bruins for a 2019 second-round draft selection and a 2020 fourth-round pick.
The Columbus Blue Jackets picked up defenceman Adam McQuaid in a trade with the New York Rangers and gave up blue line prospect Julius Bergman along with a 2019 fourth and seventh-rounder. Columbus also acquired goaltender Keith Kinkaid as they sent the New Jersey Devils a 2022 fifth-round draft pick for him.
The Montreal Canadiens dealt Michael Chaput to the Arizona Coyotes for fellow forward Jordan Weal and the Dallas Stars added defenseman Ben Lovejoy to the team from the New Jersey Devils in exchange for defender Connor Carrick and a 2019 third-round draft choice.