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 Sabres have acquired Michael Frolik from the Flames for a 2020 fourth-round pick.

Frolik is in the final year of his five-year contract that carries a $4.3M AAV cap-hit and gets acquired for the same fourth-round pick that the Sabres acquired from Montreal for Marco Scandella. Frolik has scored five goals with five assists (10 points) in 38 games this season but has played a much smaller role than in previous seasons. With Jeff Skinner out, the Sabres were looking for some wing help in their middle-6.

Source: Elliotte Friedman 01/2/20, 8:20 pm EST

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The Canadiens have acquired Marco Scandella from the Sabres for a 2020 fourth-round pick.

Scandella suited up in 31 of 41 games this season, scoring three goals with six assists (nine points) while averaging 1.23 hits and 1.1 blocked shots per game. Scandella is in the final year of his five-year deal that carries a $4.0M AAV cap-hit. He joins the left-side of the Canadiens' blueline that includes Ben Chiarot, Brett Kulak and Victor Mete.

Source: @SabresPR 01/2/20, 7:34 pm EST

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The Canadiens have acquired Andrew Sturtz and a 2021 fifth-round pick from the Senators for Mike Reilly.

Sturtz was an undrafted free agent that has been with the Belleville Senators (AHL) since finishing his third year at Penn State. The 25-year-old winger has two points (1G / 1A) 14 AHL games and two points (1G / 1A) in four ECHL games this season.

Source: @CanadiensMTL 01/2/20, 6:58 pm EST

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The Senators have acquired Mike Reilly from the Canadiens for Andrew Sturtz and a 2021 fifth-round pick.

The Senators blueline is extremely banged up, missing three veterans (Dylan DeMelo, Ron Hainsey and Nikita Zaitsev) so Reilly will likely get playing time over Christian Jaros or Andreas Englund. The 26-year-old has only appeared in 14 games this season, picking up four assists. His contract carries a $1.5M AAV cap-hit and expires at the end of 2021.

Source: @CanadiensMTL 01/2/20, 6:56 pm EST

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The Penguins have acquired Kevin Roy from the Panthers for Ryan Haggerty.

Roy was originally a fourth-round pick of the Ducks but signed with the Panthers this July. The 26-year-old left-winger has 28 games of NHL experience and has scored four goals with 10 assists (14 points) in 23 AHL games this season.

Source: @penguins 12/17/19, 3:36 pm EST

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The Devils have acquired Kevin Bahl, Nick Merkley, Nate Schnarr, a 2020 first-round pick and 2021 conditional third-round pick from the Coyotes for Taylor Hall and Blake Speers.

Bahl was a second-round pick (No.55 overall) in 2018 and is in his fourth OHL season. The 19-year-old defenseman has 20 points (5G / 15A) in 28 games with the Ottawa 67’s and is currently in camp for Canada’s World Juniors team.

Source: New Jersey Devils 12/16/19, 11:17 pm EST

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The Devils have acquired Nate Schnarr, Kevin Bahl, Nick Merkley, a 2020 first-round pick and 2021 conditional third-round pick from the Coyotes for Taylor Hall and Blake Speers.

Schnarr was a third-round pick (No.75 overall) in 2017 and turned pro this year after four years with the Guelph Storm (OHL). The 20-year-old centre had nine points (1G / 8A) in 22 AHL games with Tucson (AHL) but now is expected to report to Binghamton (AHL).

Source: New Jersey Devils 12/16/19, 11:17 pm EST

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The Devils have acquired Nick Merkley, Nate Schnarr, Kevin Bahl, a 2020 first-round pick and 2021 conditional third-round pick from the Coyotes for Taylor Hall and Blake Speers.

Merkley, who was a 2015 first-round pick (No.30 overall) who has 16 points (3G / 13A) in 26 games with Tucson (AHL) this season. He has appeared in just one career NHL game. He is expected to report to Binghamton (AHL).

Source: New Jersey Devils 12/16/19, 11:16 pm EST

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The Coyotes have acquired Blake Speers and Taylor Hall from the Devils for Nick Merkley, Nate Schnarr, Kevin Bahl, a 2020 first-round pick and 2021 conditional third-round pick.

Speers was a third-round pick (No.67 overall) of the Devils in 2015 and has appeared in just three NHL games since. The 22-year-old centre has one assist in 10 games with Binghamton (AHL) this season. He is expected to report to Tucson (AHL).

Source: Arizona Coyotes 12/16/19, 11:16 pm EST

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The Coyotes have acquired Taylor Hall and Blake Speers from the Devils for Nick Merkley, Nate Schnarr, Kevin Bahl, a 2020 first-round pick and 2021 conditional third-round pick.

Hall is a pending unrestricted free agent, so this could be a pure rental but the Coyotes are expected to pursue an extension. Hall will look to improve his numbers in Arizona to maximize his next deal and he could benefit from playing on a line with Phil Kessel. Hall's numbers so far are still decent, scoring six goals one 109 shots (5.5 SH%) with 19 assists (25 points) in 30 games.

Source: Arizona Coyotes 12/16/19, 11:15 pm EST

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The Hurricanes have acquired Oliwer Kaski from the Red Wings for Kyle Wood.

Kaski signed with the Red Wings this summer after three years in Finland. He was the third highest-scoring defenseman in SM-liiga history last year, posting 51 points (19G / 32A) in 59 games. He hasn't had the same success in North America, scoring two goals with three assists (five points) in 19 AHL games.

Source: @DetroitRedWings 12/12/19, 5:32 pm EST

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The Red Wings have acquired Kyle Wood from the Hurricanes for Oliwer Kaski.

Wood was originally a third-round pick of the Colorado Avalanche in 2014. The 23-year-old was already been traded three times in his career--first from Colorado to Arizona (2016), then from Arizona to San Jose (2018) and then from San Jose to Carolina in August. Now he heads to Detroit, where he will likely report to Grand Rapids initially. He has five points (3G / 2A) in 14 games with Charlotte (AHL) this season.

Source: @DetroitRedWings 12/12/19, 5:30 pm EST

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The Golden Knights acquired Chandler Stephenson from the Capitals for a 2021 fifth-round draft pick.

It sounded as if the Capitals were set to waive Stephenson to clear a roster spot for Carl Hagelin to return to the lineup, but the Golden Knights stepped up. Cody Eakin is out week-to-week with an upper-body injury, so Stephenson is expected to replace him in the Vegas bottom-6. The 25-year-old hasn't done much offensively this season, posting three goals and one assist in 24 games with Washington.

Source: Vegas Golden Knights 12/3/19, 10:11 am EST

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The Red Wings have acquired Eric Comrie from the Coyotes for Vili Saarijarvi.

Comrie was originally a second-round pick of the Jets but was claimed off of waivers by the Coyotes during the preseason. Comrie has not appeared in an NHL game this season but has gone 4-0-0 with a 2.75 GAA and .900 SV% in four AHL starts. With Jimmy Howard hurt, Comrie could join the Red Wings immediately and serve as Jonathan Bernier's backup.

Source: @DetroitRedWings 11/30/19, 12:21 pm EST

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The Blues have acquired Jacob de la Rose from the Red Wings for Robby Fabbri.

de la Rose was originally a second-round pick of the Canadiens in 2013 but has been with the Red Wings since 2018 after being claimed on waivers in October 2018. de la Rose has just 13 points (4G / 9A) in 76 games with Detroit but is an effective penalty killer and will battle with MacKenzie MacEachern for playing time on the fourth line.

Source: @DetroitRedWings 11/7/19, 12:49 am EST

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The Red Wings have acquired Robby Fabbri from the Blues for Jacob de la Rose.

Fabbri was originally selected in the first-round (No.21 overall) back in 2015 but injuries have derailed a once promising career. After posting 18 goals and 37 points in his rookie year, Fabbri has amassed just 36 points (14G / 22A) in 92 games over the last three seasons. He has had a hard time finding playing time with the Blues but that will not be an issue in Detroit. As long as he can stay healthy, Fabrri should be able to breathe new life into his career.

Source: @DetroitRedWings 11/7/19, 12:41 am EST

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