NHL Trade News

Is there anything more exciting than a trade? All of the NHL’s latest trades and how it will affect the player’s fantasy hockey outlook.

The Wild have acquired Marcus Johansson from the Sabres for Eric Staal.

The Wild likely acquired Johansson with the idea of him playing centre but he hasn't been very good in the middle throughout his career, including last year in Buffalo. Johansson had just nine goals and 30 points in 60 games with the Sabres in 2019-20 and now joins a Minnesota team devoid of a No.1 centre.

Source: PuckPedia 09/16/20, 6:21 pm EST

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The Sabres have acquired Eric Staal from the Wild for Marcus Johansson.

Staal will be 36 in October and is entering the final year of a two-year contract that carries a $3.25M AAV cap-hit. The move actually saves the Sabres $1.25M in cap space and they are getting the better player. Staal may be nearing the end of his career but he will be a great No.2 centre behind Jack Eichel and reunites with Jeff Skinner. They didn't play together a ton in Carolina but there should be familiarity there five years later.

Source: PuckPedia 09/16/20, 6:20 pm EST

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The Canadiens have acquired the rights to Joel Edmundson from the Hurricanes in exchange for a 2020 5th round draft pick.

Edmundson is a pending unrestricted free agent that just wasn't a part of the future of the Hurricanes blueline. In Montreal however, Edmundson will help bolster a left-side that features Ben Chiarot (2 years left), Brett Kulak (2 years), Victor Mete (RFA) and the up-and-coming Alexander Romanov (2 years). It will be interesting to see if Montreal has plans to move any of them to loosen up the logjam. Edmundson doesn't provide a lot offensively but led the Hurricanes' blueline in hits (118) and was tied for second in blocked shots (91) in 2020.

Source: Montreal Canadiens 09/14/20, 10:22 am EST

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The Wild have acquired Nick Bjugstad from the Penguins for a conditional 2021 draft pick.

Bjugstad missed 46 games after undergoing core muscle surgery in 2020 and then was hurt again three games after returning to the lineup and then the season was paused. Bjugstad has missed a total of 92 games (39.5%) over the last three seasons but will look for a fresh start in his hometown. Bjusgstad was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota and went to the University of Minnesota, so this should be a welcomed move for the 28-year-old centre. Both Mikko Koivu and Alex Galchenyuk are UFAs at season's end, so there could be a very clear path to a bottom-6 role for Bjugstad.

Source: @penguins 09/14/20, 10:16 am EST

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The Canadiens have acquired Jake Allen and a 2022 seventh-round pick from the Blues for a 2020 third-round pick and a 2020 seventh-round pick.

Allen is a 30-year-old netminder who is heading into the final year of a four-year contract that carries a $4.35 million cap hit. Allen is likely the first of a few cap causalities in St. Louis, who have very few contracts coming off of the books this offseason and both Alex Pietrangelo (UFA) and Vince Dunn (RFA) looking for new deals. As for Allen, he will backup Carey Price in 2021 and is coming off of a year in which he was 12-6-3 with a 2.15 GAA and .927 SV% in 21 starts and three relief appearances.

Source: PuckPedia 09/2/20, 3:33 pm EST

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The Ducks acquired Joel Persson from the Oilers for Angus Redmond and a conditional 2022 seventh-round draft pick.

Persson is in his first year in North America and has split his time between the AHL and NHL this season. While with the Oilers, he had just two assists in 13 games but was second among Bakersfield defensemen with 16 points (3G / 13A) in just 27 AHL games. Expect him to report to San Diego (AHL).

Source: @EdmontonOilers 02/24/20, 8:55 pm EST

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The Oilers acquired Angus Redmond and a conditional 2022 seventh-round draft pick from the Ducks for Joel Persson.

This was probably the smallest trade of the deadline. Redmond is an undrafted goalie who is in the ECHL, however, he is an impressive 13-0-0 with a 2.31 GAA and .918 SV% with the Newfoundland Growlers. He's expected to remain in the ECHL post-trade.

Source: @EdmontonOilers 02/24/20, 8:53 pm EST

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The Golden Knights received Martins Dzierkals from the Maple Leafs for a 2020 fifth-round pick as a part of the Robin Lehner trade.

Lehner was actually traded to the Maple Leafs and then flipped to the Golden Knights so that the Maple Leafs could retain part of Lehner's salary and receive the draft pick. Dzierkals has three goals and seven assists (10 points) in 31 games with Jukurit Mikkeli of the SM-liiga this season.

Source: Toronto Maple Leafs 02/24/20, 5:57 pm EST

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The Sharks have acquired Brandon Davidson from the Flames for future considerations.

Davidson has split his campaign between the NHL and AHL, picking up 20 points (3G / 17A) in 34 games with Stockton. During his time in the NHL he had no points in seven games, giving him just 23 points (9G / 14A) in 169 career games with the Oilers, Canadiens, Islanders, Blackhawks and Flames. Now he heads to his sixth team where it's unclear whether he'll report to the NHL or AHL.

Source: @NHLFlames 02/24/20, 8:38 pm EST

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The Sharks have acquired Anthony Greco and a 2020 first-round draft pick from the Lightning for Barclay Goodrow and a 2020 third-round draft pick.

Greco spent the first three and a half seasons with the Panthers organization before being acquired for Danick Martel four days ago. He was quickly flipped to the Sharks because the Lightning were already at 50 contracts. The 26-year-old winger has 10 goals and 10 assists (20 points) in 40 AHL games this year.

Source: @SanJoseSharks 02/24/20, 8:33 pm EST

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The Lightning have acquired Barclay Goodrow and a 2020 third-round draft pick from the Sharks for a 2020 first-round draft pick and Anthony Greco.

This is a bit of a surprising return for an undrafted 26-year-old with just 24 points (8G / 16A) in 62 games this season. However, he is under contract next season with a very small $925K cap-hit, which is good news for a cap-strapped Lightning team. Goodrow has good size (6-foot-2, 215 lbs) and is a capable penalty killer that really bolsters Tampa Bay's fourth line.

Source: @SanJoseSharks 02/24/20, 8:00 pm EST

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