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
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
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.
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