The Rangers have acquired Nick Ebert and a 2021 fourth-round pick from the Senators for Vladislav Namestnikov.
Ebert’s stay with the Senators was short-lived. The 25-year-old defenseman returned from Europe after two years and appeared in just one game with Belleville (AHL) before being traded to New York. Ebert will report to Hartford (AHL).
The Senators have acquired Vladislav Namestnikov from the Rangers for Nick Ebert and a 2021 fourth-round pick.
Namestnikov had 11 goals and 20 assists (31 points) in 78 games with the Rangers last season. He has been held pointless through two games this season but has been buried in the Rangers bottom-6. With Ottawa, Namestnikov has a chance to carve out a top-6 role and that will go a long way in revamping his fantasy value.
The Canucks have acquired David Pope from the Red Wings for Alex Biega.
Pope, 25, was originally selected in the fourth-round (No.109 overall) in the 2013 NHL draft and turned pro last year. Pope had 41 points (20G / 21A) in 35 games in his senior year at the University of Nebraska-Omaha before joining the Grand Rapids Griffins (AHL). He had two goals and one assist in 28 AHL games and will report to Utica (AHL) following the trade.
The Red Wings have acquired Alex Biega from the Canucks for David Pope.
Biega was set to open the season in Utica (AHL) where he had two assists in three games last year. Biega has served as a No.6/No.7 defenseman for the Canucks over the last few seasons, posting a career-high with 16 points (2G / 14A) in 41 games last year. This trade suggests that Trevor Daley, who left Sunday’s game with an injury, could be sidelined for an extended period of time.
The Sharks have acquired Nicolas Meloche from the Avalanche for Antoine Bibeau.
Meloche is a former second-round pick of Colorado and is coming off of a 21-point (6G / 15A) season with the Colorado Eagles (AHL). He will report to the San Jose Barracuda (AHL).
The Avalanche have acquired Antoine Bibeau from the Sharks for Nicolas Meloche.
The Avalanche bolster their goaltending depth a bit by adding the 25-year-old Bibeau. The former sixth-round pick was 16-18-3 with a 2.89 GAA and .904 SV% with the San Jose Barracuda (AHL) last year. He will report to the Colorado Eagles.
The Hurricanes have acquired Dominik Bokk, Joel Edmundson and a 2021 seventh-round pick from the Blues for Justin Faulk and a 2020 fifth-round pick.
Bokk was the No.25 overall pick in the 2018 NHL Draft and is set to play in his second full season with Rögle BK (Swedish Hockey League). Bokk has tremendous speed and hands and is coming off of 23 points (8G / 15A) in 47 games last year.
The Hurricanes have acquired Joel Edmundson, Dominik Bokk and a 2021 seventh-round pick from the Blues for Justin Faulk and a 2020 fifth-round pick.
Through four NHL seasons, Edmundson has never played more than 69 gams and is coming off of just 11 points (2G / 9A) in 64 games last year. The 6-foot-4, 215 lbs. defenseman plays a physical brand of hockey tying for 22nd among D-men in hits (531) over the last four years. Playing on a loaded blueline in Carolina will likely mean third-pairing minutes for Edmundson in 2002.
The Blues have acquired Justin Faulk and a 2020 fifth-round pick from the Hurricanes for Joel Edmundson, Dominik Bokk and a 2021 seventh-round pick.
Faulk has been one of the best offensive-defenseman in the NHL over the last five seasons. Over that stretch, he is fourth in PPG (32), seventh in goals (67), 18th in PPP (79), 25th in points (189) and tied for 26th in Pts/gm (0.50). Heading to St. Louis, he’ll have to battle with fellow right-handed defensemen Alex Pietrangelo and Colton Parayko for playing time at 5v5 and him or Pietrangelo should quarterback the first power-play.
The Panthers acquired Gustav Bouramman from the Wild for future considerations.
Bouramman was a seventh-round pick of the Wild in 2015. Since being drafted, Bouramman has just one goal and three assists (four points) in 28 AHL games with the Iowa Wild. He will report to Springfield (AHL) to start 2020.
The Red Wings have acquired Adam Erne from the Lightning for a 2020 4th Round Pick.
Erne was a second-round pick of the Lightning in 2013 and finished his first full NHL season with 20 points (7G / 13A) in 65 games. Red Wings GM Steve Yzerman is familiar with Erne from his time with Tampa Bay and added the 24-year-old to a team that has a ton of bottom-6 players. Erne will likely open 2020 on their third line.
The Hurricanes have acquired Kyle Wood from the Sharks for Trevor Carrick.
Wood, a former third-round pick (No.84 overall in 2014), improved on his 2018 numbers, scoring six goals with 29 assists (35 points) in 68 AHL games in 2019. Wood will almost certainly open the 2020 campaign with Charlotte (AHL).
The Sharks have acquired Trevor Carrick from the Hurricanes for Kyle Wood.
Carrick finished the 2019 seaosn tied for fifth among AHL defenseman with 47 points (9G / 38A) in 71 games. Since being drafted in the fourth-round in 2012, Carrick has appeared in just four career NHL games.
The Lightning have acquired Mike Condon and a 2020 sixth-round pick from the Senators for Ryan Callahan and a 2020 fifth-round pick.
Condon only appeared in three games last season—two with Ottawa, where he allowed eight goals on 40 shots (.800 SV%) and one with Belleville where he allowed six goals on 23 shots (.739 SV%). Condon will go to Syracuse (AHL) to start 2020.
The Senators have acquired Ryan Callahan and a 2020 fifth-round pick from the Lightning for Mike Condon and a 2020 sixth-round pick.
Callahan has one year left on his contract and will be placed on LTIR after suffering a career-ending back injury. Callahan had seven goals and 10 assists (17 points) in 52 games with the Lightning last season.
The Devils have acquired Nikita Gusev from the Golden Knights for a 2020 third-round pick and a 2021 second-round pick.
Gusev is a 27-year-old winger who was originally drafted in the seventh-round back in 2012. Gusev has been in the KHL since then and led the league in assists (65) and points (82) a season ago. Gusev joins a Devils team that has added Jack Hughes, P.K. Subban and Wayne Simmonds this offseason.
The Penguins acquired John Marino from the Oilers for a conditional 2021 sixth-round pick.
Marino was picked in the sixth-round in 2015 and remains unsigned. Marino is a 6-foot-2, 181 lbs. right-shot defenseman who had three goals and eight assists (11 points) in 33 games in his Junior Year at Harvard University.
The Blues have acquired Andreas Borgman from the Maple Leafs in exchange for Jordan Schmaltz.
Borgman spent all of 2019 in the AHL, where he racked up four goals and 13 assists (17 points) in 45 games. Borgman will likely start the 2020 season in the AHL but will be one of the first call-ups when the Blues need a defenseman.
The Maple Leafs have acquired Jordan Schmaltz from the Blues in exchange for Andreas Borgman.
Schmaltz is a former first-round pick (No.25 overall in 2012) but has appeared in just 42 career NHL games since. Last season, Schmaltz had nine points (1G / 8A) in 36 AHL games and just two assists in 20 NHL games with the Blues. Schmaltz will likely start the 2020 season with the Toronto Marlies (AHL).
The Maple Leafs have acquired David Clarkson and a 2020 fourth-round pick from the Golden Knights for Garret Sparks.
Clarkson has a career-ending injury and will never play again in the NH. Trading Sparks and picking up Clarkson’s contract, which will be moved to LTIR, provides the Maple Leafs with a little more wiggle room in terms of cap-space. Michal Neuvirth has been signed to a PTO and could land the backup job in Toronto with Sparks now in Vegas.