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 Penguins have acquired Marcus Pettersson from the Ducks for Daniel Sprong.

Pettersson was a second round pick (No.38 overall) in 2014. The 6-foot-3, 177 lbs. defenseman has a projectable frame and a great first past but has struggled at times this season. Pettersson was able to carry a +1.9 CF% rel this season and should get a chance for regular playing time in Pittsburgh. Pettersson has 10 points (1G / 9A) in 49 career NHL games.

Source: Eric Stephens 12/3/18, 5:17 pm EST

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The Ducks have acquired Daniel Sprong from the Penguins for Marcus Pettersson.

Sprong, 21, was a second-round pick (No.46 overall) in 2015 but has had a difficult time getting his legs under him in Pittsburgh. After torching the AHL for 32 goals and 33 assists (65 points) in 65 games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL), Sprong picked up just four assists in 16 games with the Penguins this year. He had a hard time breaking into the Penguins top-6 and wasn’t as effective in the bottom-6. Sprong has a chance to play top-6 minutes in Anaheim, making him worthy of a speculative waiver add.

Source: Eric Stephens 12/3/18, 5:15 pm EST

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The Canucks have acquired Josh Leivo from the Maple Leafs for Michael Carcone.

Leivo has picked up just six points (4G / 2A) while playing a limited role in 27 games with the Maple Leafs this season. Leivo has produced strong numbers at lower levels but has just 28 points (14G / 14A) in 84 career NHL games. He is expected to play a larger role with his new team.

Source: Toronto Maple Leafs 12/3/18, 12:46 pm EST

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The Oilers acquired Chris Wideman from the Senators for a 2020 sixth-round pick on Thursday.

Wideman played in just 16 games last season and has appeared in 19 of the Senators first 22 games this season, picking up five points (2G / 3A). He heads to Edmonton where he will fight with Matt Benning, Jason Garrison and Kevin Gravel for playing time.

Source: @Senators 11/23/18, 8:59 am EST

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The Oilers have acquired Ryan Spooner from the Rangers for Ryan Strome.

Spooner signed a two-year deal with the Rangers this offseason, that carries a $4.0M cap-hit. The Rangers will be retaining $900K. Spooner has terrible possession numbers, posting a 39.4 CorsiFor% and -7.1 CF% rel and has picked up just two points (1G / 1A) in 16 games this season. Spooner will likely slide into the Oilers bottom-6, where Strome was.

Source: @EdmontonOilers 11/16/18, 3:53 pm EST

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The Rangers have acquired Ryan Strome from the Oilers for Ryan Spooner.

Strome signed a two-year contract that carries a $3.1M AAV cap-hit. Strome has significantly better possession numbers than Spooner, posting a 53.5 CorsiFor% and +3.2 CF% rel with the Oilers this season. However, Strome has had a really difficult time producing offence, picking up just two points (1G / 1A) in 18 games this season.

Source: @EdmontonOilers 11/16/18, 3:46 pm EST

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The Kings have acquired Carl Hagelin from the Penguins for Tanner Pearson.

Hagelin has recorded just three points (1G / 2A) in 16 games this season, despite playing exclusively with Evgeni Malkin. Hagelin brings a lot of speed to the Kings lineup and trading away Pearson with three years left on his deal, will open up $3.75M this offseason.

Source: Bob McKenzie 11/14/18, 12:16 pm EST

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The Penguins have acquired Tanner Pearson from the Kings for Carl Hagelin.

Pearson has recorded back-to-back 40-plus point seasons, but has struggled in the first 17 games of the season. Pearson has just one assist and 24 shots this season and carries a 49.1 CorsiFor%. With Hagelin going back the other way, that opens the door for Pearson to play on a line with Evgeni Malkin. Pearson is in the second year of a four-year contract that carries a $3.75M AAV cap-hit.

Source: Bob McKenzie 11/14/18, 12:14 pm EST

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The Flames have acquired Rinat Valiev and Matt Taormina from the Canadiens for Brett Kulak.

Valiev was drafted No.68 overall in 2014 and spent the first three and a half years of his career in Toronto. The 23-year-old has spent most of his time in the AHL, but has played in 12 NHL contests. Valiev will report to the Stockton Heat (AHL).

Source: @CanadiensMTL 10/1/18, 3:31 pm EST

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The Stars have acquired Connor Carrick from the Maple Leafs for a conditional 2019 seventh round draft pick.

Carrick lost out to Igor Ozhiganov, Justin Holl and Martin Marincin in training camp, so the Maple Leafs get a draft instead of losing him for nothin on waivers. The 24-year-old had 12 points (4G / 8A) in 47 games with the Maple Leafs last season and should push for a spot on the Stars’ third pairing. The seventh round pick will turn into a sixth round pick if he plays in 50 games with the Stars this season.

Source: Bob McKenzie 10/1/18, 12:55 pm EST

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