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The Flyers have acquired Dustin Tokarski from the Ducks for future considerations.
Tokarski appeared in 27 games with San Diego (AHL) last season, going 17-8-1 with a 2.93 GAA and .898 SV%. The 28-year-old has had limited success in his brief NHL career, going 10-12-5 with a 2.84 GAA and .904 SV% in 34 career games between the Lightning, Canadiens and Ducks.
The Golden Knights have acquired Tobias Lindberg and a 2018 6th round pick from the Maple Leafs for Calvin Pickard.
Lindberg, 22, was originally a fourth round pick of the Senators in 2013 and has only appeared in six NHL games since, collecting two assists. Last season, Lindberg had 16 points (6G / 10A) in 44 AHL games with the Marlies.
The Maple Leafs have acquired Calvin Pickard from the Golden Knights for Tobias Lindberg and a 2018 6th round pick.
Pickard was placed on waivers on Thursday and cleared Friday afternoon. The Maple Leafs waited for him to clear because now they can send him to the Toronto Marlies (AHL) and keep him in their system. This is a smart move for Toronto, who’s current backup goaltender is veteran Curtis McElhinney, who has had his fair-share of struggles during his career.
The Sabres have acquired Zach Redmond from the Canadiens for Nicolas Deslauriers.
Redmond split the 2016-17 season between the AHL and NHL. He had five assists in 16 games with the Canadiens and 18 points (4G / 14A) in 26 contests with the St. John’s IceCaps (AHL). He is nothing more than an AHL D-man or seventh/depth defenseman for the Sabres.
The Canadiens have acquired Nicolas Deslauriers from the Sabres for Zach Redmond.
Deslauriers is a bruising winger who appeared in 42 games with the Sabres last season, picking up just two assists and 38 PIMS. He is a depth forward for the Canadiens.
The Penguins have acquired Andrey Pedan and 2018 fourth-round pick from the Canucks for Derrick Pouliot.
Pedan was a third-round pick in 2011 and has only appeared in 13 NHL games since. The Lithuanian defenseman had 10 points (5G / 5A) and 100 PIMS in 52 games with Utica (AHL) last season. He is expected to start the year with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).
The Canucks have acquired Derrick Pouliot from the Penguins for Andrey Pedan and a 2018 fourth-round pick.
Pouliot was the No.8 overall pick in the 2012 NHL Draft, but has yet to reach his full potential in Pittsburgh. The 23-year-old defenseman split last season between the NHL and AHL, recording 23 points (7G / 16A) in 46 games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and no points in 11 games with the Penguins. The rebuilding Canucks can take a chance on the young blueliner, who likely won’t crack the top-6 to open the season.
The Panthers acquired Jamie McGinn from the Coyotes for Jason Demers.
This is seemingly more more of a salary-saving move by the Panthers than an actual need for a player like McGinn. The Panthers are eating 12.5% of Demers’ contract to send him to Arizona, but it frees up a spot on the blueline for either Ian McCoshen or MacKenzie Weegar. McGinn is coming off of a disappointing 17-point (9G / 8A) season in Arizona.
The Coyotes acquired Jason Demers from the Panthers for Jamie McGinn.
After just one season in Florida, Demers is on the move to his third team in three years after being traded to the Coyotes on Sunday. Arizona was in need of a right-shot defenseman and they have found their man in the 29-year-old Demers. The Canadian-born blueliner is coming off of a season in which he collected a career-high nine goals with 19 assists (28 points) in 81 contests for Florida. With Jakob Chychrun to miss a lot of this season, Demers will slide right into a top-4 role, likely alongside Alex Goligoski.
The Hurricanes have acquired Marcus Kruger from the Golden Knights for a 2018 5th round pick.
The Devils acquired Marcus Johansson from the Capitals for a 2018 2nd round pick and a 2018 3rd round pick.
The Red Wings have acquired Tom McCollum from the Flames for a conditional 7th round pick in 2018.
McCollum was a first round pick of the Red Wings in 2008 and spent six years in the organization before being dealt to the Flames. A year ago he found himself in the AHL and ECHL, posting a 2.10 GAA and .926 SV% in 17 starts with the Charlotte Checkers (AHL). McCollum will likely share a crease with Jared Coreau after Eddie Pasquale walked in free agency.
The Lightning have acquired Carter Verhaeghe from the Islanders for Kristers Gudlevskis.
Verhaeghe, 21, was a third round pick (No.82 overall) in 2013 but has split his last two seasons between the AHL and ECHL. Last season he had 29 points (16G / 13A) in 45 games with Bridgeport (AHL) and an impressive 32 points (12G / 20A) in just 16 games with Missouri (ECHL). Verhaeghe will likely report to the Syracuse Crunch (AHL) to start 2017-18.
The Islanders have acquired Kristers Gudlevskis from the Lightning for Carter Verhaeghe.
Gudlevskis went 15-10-4 with a 2.65 GAA and .897 SV% in 37 games as the Syracuse Crunch (AHL) starter in 2016-17. Gudlevskis has had some strong performances while representing Latvia internationally, but has not posted a SV% above .907 in single AHL season. Gudlevskis will likely report to Bridgeport (AHL) to start 2017-18.
The Avalanche have acquired Colin Wilson from the Predators for a 2019 4th round pick.
Wilson was the No.7 overall pick in 2008, but never really lived up to expectations, posting a career-high of just 20 goals and 42 points (2014-15). Wilson was slipping down the Predators depth chart, but should play an increased role in Colorado, where mid-30’s points should be his floor.