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 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.

Source: Detroit Red Wings 08/15/19, 3:02 pm EST

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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.

Source: Tampa Bay Lightning 08/2/19, 11:03 am EST

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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.

Source: New Jersey Devils 07/29/19, 5:08 pm EST

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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).

Source: Toronto Maple Leafs 07/28/19, 9:08 am EST

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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.

Source: @MapleLeafs 07/23/19, 6:42 pm EST

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The Golden Knights have acquired Garret Sparks from the Maple Leafs for a 2020 fourth-round pick and David Clarkson.

Sparks is expected to go to Vegas to be their third string netminder after going 8-9-1 with a 3.15 GAA and .902 SV5 in 20 games with the Maple Leafs last season. It will likely take an injury to Marc-Andre Fleury and/or Malcolm Subban for Sparks to reach the NHL in 2020.

Source: @MapleLeafs 07/23/19, 6:39 pm EST

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The Oilers have acquired James Neal from the Flames for Milan Lucic and a conditional 2020 third round pick.

The Alberta rivals swap bad contracts. Going to Edmonton is James Neal, who has four years left with a $5.75M cap-hit. The Oilers are retaining 12.5 percent ($750K) of Lucic’s AAV which means they are taking on an additional $500K AAV in cap-space in this trade. Neal struggled mightily in his first season with the Flames, posting just 19 points (7G / 12A) in 63 games. With so few talented wingers in Edmonton, Neal should see consistent top-6 minutes—at least to start the year.

Source: Bob McKenzie 07/22/19, 3:27 pm EST

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The Flames acquired Milan Lucic and a conditional 2020 third round pick from the Oilers for James Neal.

Lucic waived his no-movement clause to get dealt to Calgary and brings a contract that has four years left on it with a $6.0M cap-hit—however the Oilers retained 12.5 percent of that contract ($750K) to make his cap-hit with the Flames $5.25M AAV. . Lucic had a solid first year with the Oilers but has combined for just 54 points (16G / 38A) in 161 games over the past two seasons. Lucic will likely be tasked with playing a physical, bottom-6 role in Calgary—replacing what they lost with Garnet Hathaway going to Washington this summer.

Source: Bob McKenzie 07/22/19, 3:25 pm EST

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The Blackhawks have acquired Zack Smith from the Senators for Artem Anisimov.

Smith had a career-year in 2016, scoring 25 goals with 11 assists (36 points) but has just 14 goals and 33 assists (47 points) in the last two seasons combined. With RFA Brendan Perlini still in need of a contract, the Blackhawks clear $1.3M by swapping Anisimov for Smith. The 31-year-old probably doesn’t have the same offensive upside as Anisimov, but should settle in as a quality bottom-6 option for Chicago, who has completely re-tooled that part of their roster this offseason.

Source: Chicago Blackhawks 07/16/19, 9:17 pm EST

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The Senators have acquired Artem Anisimov from the Blackhawks for Zack Smith.

This trade was all about the Blackhawks clearing cap-space and Anisimov is a middle-6 upgrade over Smith. Anisimov is coming off of a 15-goal, 22-assist season in 2019 and had three straight 20-plus goal seasons but won’t have the same surrounding cast with the Senators.

Source: Ottawa Senators 07/16/19, 9:20 pm EST

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