The Penguins have acquired Marcus Pettersson from the Ducks for Daniel Sprong.
Pettersson was a second round pick (No.38 overall) in 2014. The 6-foot-3, 177 lbs. defenseman has a projectable frame and a great first past but has struggled at times this season. Pettersson was able to carry a +1.9 CF% rel this season and should get a chance for regular playing time in Pittsburgh. Pettersson has 10 points (1G / 9A) in 49 career NHL games.
The Ducks have acquired Daniel Sprong from the Penguins for Marcus Pettersson.
Sprong, 21, was a second-round pick (No.46 overall) in 2015 but has had a difficult time getting his legs under him in Pittsburgh. After torching the AHL for 32 goals and 33 assists (65 points) in 65 games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL), Sprong picked up just four assists in 16 games with the Penguins this year. He had a hard time breaking into the Penguins top-6 and wasn’t as effective in the bottom-6. Sprong has a chance to play top-6 minutes in Anaheim, making him worthy of a speculative waiver add.
The Canucks have acquired Josh Leivo from the Maple Leafs for Michael Carcone.
Leivo has picked up just six points (4G / 2A) while playing a limited role in 27 games with the Maple Leafs this season. Leivo has produced strong numbers at lower levels but has just 28 points (14G / 14A) in 84 career NHL games. He is expected to play a larger role with his new team.
The Maple Leafs have acquired Michael Carcone from the Canucks for Josh Leivo.
Carcone, 22, was an undrafted free agent who was in his third season with Utica (AHL). Carcone was fourth among Comets in points, picking up 17 points (6G / 11A) in 20 games this season. He will report to the Toronto Marlies (AHL), clearing a roster spot for William Nylander.
The Flames have acquired Andrew Nielsen from the Maple Leafs for Morgan Klimchuk.
The Maple Leafs have acquired Morgan Klimchuk from the Flames for Andrew Nielsen.
The Blackhawks have acquired Brendan Perlini and Dylan Strome from the Coyotes for Nick Schmaltz.
The Blackhawks have acquired Dylan Strome and Brendan Perlini from the Coyotes for Nick Schmaltz.
The Coyotes have acquired Nick Schmaltz from the Blackhawks for Dylan Strome and Brendan Perlini.
The Oilers acquired Chris Wideman from the Senators for a 2020 sixth-round pick on Thursday.
Wideman played in just 16 games last season and has appeared in 19 of the Senators first 22 games this season, picking up five points (2G / 3A). He heads to Edmonton where he will fight with Matt Benning, Jason Garrison and Kevin Gravel for playing time.
Source: @Senators 11/23/18, 8:59 am EST
The Oilers have acquired Ryan Spooner from the Rangers for Ryan Strome.
Spooner signed a two-year deal with the Rangers this offseason, that carries a $4.0M cap-hit. The Rangers will be retaining $900K. Spooner has terrible possession numbers, posting a 39.4 CorsiFor% and -7.1 CF% rel and has picked up just two points (1G / 1A) in 16 games this season. Spooner will likely slide into the Oilers bottom-6, where Strome was.
The Rangers have acquired Ryan Strome from the Oilers for Ryan Spooner.
Strome signed a two-year contract that carries a $3.1M AAV cap-hit. Strome has significantly better possession numbers than Spooner, posting a 53.5 CorsiFor% and +3.2 CF% rel with the Oilers this season. However, Strome has had a really difficult time producing offence, picking up just two points (1G / 1A) in 18 games this season.
The Kings have acquired Carl Hagelin from the Penguins for Tanner Pearson.
Hagelin has recorded just three points (1G / 2A) in 16 games this season, despite playing exclusively with Evgeni Malkin. Hagelin brings a lot of speed to the Kings lineup and trading away Pearson with three years left on his deal, will open up $3.75M this offseason.
The Penguins have acquired Tanner Pearson from the Kings for Carl Hagelin.
Pearson has recorded back-to-back 40-plus point seasons, but has struggled in the first 17 games of the season. Pearson has just one assist and 24 shots this season and carries a 49.1 CorsiFor%. With Hagelin going back the other way, that opens the door for Pearson to play on a line with Evgeni Malkin. Pearson is in the second year of a four-year contract that carries a $3.75M AAV cap-hit.
The Wild have acquired William Bitten from the Canadiens for Gustav Olofsson.
Bitten was a third round pick of the Canadiens in 2016. The 20-year-old centre registered 64 points (20G / 44A) in 62 games with the Hamilton Bulldogs (OHL) last year and will likely report to Iowa (AHL).
The Canadiens have acquired Gustav Olofsson from the Wild for William Bitten.
Olofsson was originally a second-round pick in 2013, but never really found his footing in Minnesota, playing a career-high of just 41 games. He will likely serve a similar seventh defenseman role in Montreal.
The Flames have acquired Matt Taormina and Rinat Valiev from the Canadiens for Brett Kulak.
Taormina has bounced the NHL and AHL throughout his career and has only played in 59 career NHL games since turning pro in late-2009. Taormina will report to Stockton (AHL).
The Flames have acquired Rinat Valiev and Matt Taormina from the Canadiens for Brett Kulak.
Valiev was drafted No.68 overall in 2014 and spent the first three and a half years of his career in Toronto. The 23-year-old has spent most of his time in the AHL, but has played in 12 NHL contests. Valiev will report to the Stockton Heat (AHL).
The Canadiens have acquired Brett Kulak from the Flames for Rinat Valiev and Matt Taormina.
Kulak was a fourth-round pick (No.105 overall) in 2012 and has appeared in 101 career NHL games with the Flames. The 24-year-old is coming off of a season in which he scored just two goals and six assists (eight points) across 71 games.
The Stars have acquired Connor Carrick from the Maple Leafs for a conditional 2019 seventh round draft pick.
Carrick lost out to Igor Ozhiganov, Justin Holl and Martin Marincin in training camp, so the Maple Leafs get a draft instead of losing him for nothin on waivers. The 24-year-old had 12 points (4G / 8A) in 47 games with the Maple Leafs last season and should push for a spot on the Stars’ third pairing. The seventh round pick will turn into a sixth round pick if he plays in 50 games with the Stars this season.