The Coyotes have acquired Laurent Dauphin and Richard Panik from the Blackhawks for Anthony Duclair and Adam Clendening.
Dauphin spent the first two seasons of his professional career in Arizona but spent the first three months of this season in the Blackhawks organization. Dauphin had four goals and 10 assists (14 points) in 33 games with the IceHogs and will likely report to Tucson (AHL).
The Coyotes have acquired Richard Panik and Laurent Dauphin from the Blackhawks for Anthony Duclair and Adam Clendening.
Panik signed a big contract with the Blackhawks ($2.8M AAV) but has yet to replicate last year’s numbers. The 26-year-old winger showed he can put up solid numbers and will likely play a big role in Arizona. He heads to the desert with six goals and 10 assists (16 points) in 37 games this season.
The Blackhawks have acquired Adam Clendening and Anthony Duclair from the Coyotes for Richard Panik and Laurent Dauphin.
Clendening was originally drafted by the Blackhawks in 2011 and played with the until the start of the 2014-15 season. The 25-year-old has two points in five games with the Coyotes this season and has picked up five points (1G / 4A) in 21 AHL contests.
The Blackhawks have acquired Anthony Duclair and Adam Clendening from the Coyotes for Richard Panik and Laurent Dauphin.
Duclair reportedly asked to be dealt out of Arizona and they granted his wish. Duclair has nine goals and six assists (15 points) in 33 games with the Coyotes this season, but has yet to live up to expectations to this point in his career. Duclair is still young and could become a capable goal-scorer in this league and will look to start fresh in Chicago. The Blackhawks don’t have a lot depth on the wing, so Duclair could earn a sizeable role at some point.
The Oilers acquired Al Montoya from the Canadiens for a conditional 2018 4th round pick.
Montoya has been sidelined for a lengthy period of time with a concussion but recently returned to practice. Acquiring Montoya means that the Oilers plan on sending Laurent Brossoit to Bakersfield (AHL) and use Montoya as Cam Talbot’s backup. Montoya has gone 2-1-0 with a 3.77 GAA and .863 SV% this season, but has a career .908 SV% in 160 NHL games.
The Flames have acquired Dalton Prout from the Devils for Eddie Lack.
Source: @NJDevils 12/30/17, 1:25 pm EST
The Devils have acquired Eddie Lack from the Flames for Dalton Prout.
Source: @NJDevils 12/30/17, 1:25 pm EST
The Penguins have acquired Jamie Oleksiak from the Stars for a conditional 2019 4th round pick.
The Coyotes have acquired Josh Archibald, Sean Maguire and a 2019 6th round pick from the Penguins for Michael Leighton and a 2019 4th round pick.
Archibald was a sixth round pick in 2011 and has scored three goals in 14 career NHL games. The 25-year-old winger will report to the Coyotes.
Source: @penguins 12/19/17, 10:23 am EST
The Penguins have acquired Michael Leighton and a 2019 4th round pick from the Coyotes for Josh Archibald, Sean Maguire and a 2019 6th round pick.
Leighton moves to his fourth AHL team of the season as he will report to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL). Leighton has started 14 AHL games this season, allowing a combined 38 goals on 289 shots (.869 SV%).
Source: @penguins 12/19/17, 10:22 am EST
The Sabres have acquired Scott Wilson from the Red Wings for a 2019 fifth round pick.
The Devils have acquired Sami Vatanen and a conditional draft pick from the Ducks for Adam Henrique, Joseph Blandisi and a 2018 3rd round pick.
The Ducks have good D-depth but were extremely thin up front, so moving Vatanen helps balance things out for them. Vatanen, who missed the start of the season with a shoulder injury has picked up four points (1G / 3A) in 15 games. He will likely play a huge role on the Devils’ blueline, including likely anchoring their top power-play unit. He will no longer have to fight for PP time with Cam Fowler or Brandon Montour.
The Ducks have acquired Joseph Blandisi, Adam Henrique and a 2018 3rd round pick from the Devils for Sami Vatanen and a conditional draft pick.
Blandisi was a sixth round pick (No.162 in 2012) but has turned into a quality pro forward since. Blandisi has picked up 26 points (8G / 18A)in 68 career NHL games with the Devils and should immediately report to the Ducks to help their forward depth. Blandisi has recorded three goals and 11 assists (14 points) in 19 games with Binghamton (AHL) this year.
The Ducks have acquired Adam Henrique, Joseph Blandisi and a 2018 3rd round pick from the Devils for Sami Vatanen and a conditional draft pick.
The Ducks are extremely thin at centre with Ryan Getzlaf and Ryan Kesler both sidelined with injuries, so adding Henrique will help them down the middle immediately. Henrique is two years removed from 30 goals and 20 assists (50 points) and has registered four goals and 10 assists (14 points) in 24 games this season. He was averaging 18:15 TOI/GM with the Devils and could see even more playing time in Anaheim while Getzlaf and Kesler are out. He is an interesting waiver add as he should see top line minutes alongside Corey Perry and should see plenty of PP time as well.
The Kings have acquired Jussi Jokinen from the Oilers for Michael Cammalleri.
Jokinen struggled to get on his feet in Edmonton, collecting just one assist in 14 games with the Oilers. Jokinen is a smart player, but played a slow game that didn’t quite fit the Oilers scheme. The Kings play a much more up-tempo style than they have in years past, so it might not be a great fit in L.A. either, but Jokinen brings versatility and playmaking ability to the Kings bottom-6 and has the ability to work his way up the depth chart.
The Oilers have acquired Michael Cammalleri from the Kings for Jussi Jokinen.
Cammalleri has registered three goals and four assists (seven points) in 15 games with the Kings this season. Jokinen never seemed to be a fit in Edmonton, so they get another veteran forward with offensive instincts. Cammalleri has put up solid numbers, even late in his career, but injuries have been an issue for him. The move should help both the Oilers scoring issues a little bit and gives Cammalleri a small fantasy boost.
The Coyotes have acquired Michael Leighton and Tye McGinn from the Lightning for Louis Domingue.
Leighton is a veteran netminder who has spent the large majority of his recent years in the AHL. Last year he was excellent as a member of the Hurricanes organization, but has gone 3-3-2 with a 3.03 GAA and .868 SV% in nine starts with Syracuse (AHL).
The Coyotes have acquired Tye McGinn and Michael Leighton from the Lightning for Louis Domingue.
McGinn, 27, was a fourth round pick way back in 2010, and has appeared in just 89 career NHL games. McGinn was with the Coyotes organization back in 2014-15, but has been with the Lightning for the last three years—he has two goals and three assists (five points) in 11 games this season.
The Lightning have acquired Louis Domingue from the Coyotes for Michael Leighton and Tye McGinn.
Domingue started the season as the Coyotes’ No.2 netminder but went 0-6-0 with a 4.33 GAA and .856 SV% in seven games and the Coyotes went out and got Scott Wedgewood and sent Domingue to Tucson (AHL). He goes to Tampa Bay, where he will likely start with Syracuse, but could work his way to the NHL if Peter Budaj struggles.
The Avalanche have acquired Vladislav Kamenev in a three-way trade with the Senators and Predators.
Kamenev, 21, was a second round pick in 2014 (No.42 overall) and started the season with Milwaukee (AHL) where he had eight points (3G / 5A) in nine games. Kamenev is NHL-ready, but the Predators were deep on the wing, so don’t be surprised if he gets a chance with the Avalanche in the near future. He has no points in two career NHL games.