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 Jets acquired Joe Morrow from the Canadiens for a 2018 4th round pick.

Morrow has picked up five goals and six assists (11 points) in 38 games with the Canadiens this season. Morrow was drafted with a lower of offensive potential but it hasn’t really developed as expected on the NHL level. He will serve as a depth defenseman on a good Winnipeg team.

Source: @NHLJets 02/26/18, 6:24 pm EST

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The Rangers have acquired Vladislav Namestnikov, Libor Hajek, Brett Howden, 2018 1st Round Pick and a conditional 2nd Round Pick from the Lightning for Ryan McDonagh and J.T. Miller.

Namestnikov had a blistering start to the season picking up 33 points (15G / 18A) in his first 38 games but has struggled with just 11 points (5G / 6A) in his last 24. In New York he won’t have the luxury of playing with Steven Stamkos and Nikita Kucherov, but he should still play a top-6 role.

Source: Bob McKenzie 02/26/18, 6:11 pm EST

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The Lightning have acquired J.T. Miller and Ryan McDonagh from the Rangers for Vladislav Namestnikov, Libor Hajek, Brett Howden, 2018 1st Round Pick and a conditional 2nd Round Pick.

Miller basically replaces Vladislav Namestnikov in the Lightning lineup, but may not see the first line ice-time that Namestnikov was playing. Miller brings a solid amount of offence to the table as well, having picked up 13 goals and 27 assists (40 points) in 63 games with the Rangers. He should play a very similar, middle-6 role with some PP time as he did in New York.

Source: Bob McKenzie 02/26/18, 6:08 pm EST

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The Lightning have acquired Ryan McDonagh and J.T. Miller from the Rangers for Vladislav Namestnikov, Libor Hajek, Brett Howden, 2018 1st Round Pick and a conditional 2nd Round Pick.

McDonagh has missed the last nine games with an upper-body injury but is expected to be back in the near future. His 50th game of the season will come in a Lightning uniform, but his fantasy value may actually take a hit because he will probably see less minutes behind Victor Hedman. McDonagh boosts the Lightning’s blueline a lot and make them and solidify them as Stanley Cup favourites.

Source: Bob McKenzie 02/26/18, 6:03 pm EST

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The Devils have acquired Patrick Maroon from the Oilers for J.D. Dudek and a third round draft pick.

Maroon had a career-year while playing with Connor McDavid in 2016-17, but couldn’t quite find the same success this year. With his contract expiring at the end of the season and the Oilers out of the playoff hunt they had to trade him. Maroon made it seem possible that he could return to the Oilers this summer, but for now he heads to the Devils where he could find himself in the top-6.

Source: Mark Spector 02/26/18, 5:30 pm EST

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The Flames have acquired Nick Shore from the Senators for a 2019 7th round pick.

Shore, who was recently acquired by the Senators in the Dion Phaneuf trade, is moved again after picking up just one assist in six games in Ottawa. Shore heads to the Flames, who were looking for a right-handed centre with four goals and 12 assists (16 points) in 55 games this year.

Source: Bruce Garrioch 02/26/18, 5:17 pm EST

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The Golden Knights have acquired Tomas Tatar from the Red Wings for a 2018 1st Round Pick, a 2019 2nd Round Pick and a 2021 3rd Round Pick.

No one expected the Golden Knights to be buyers at their first trade deadline but here we are. Tatar has picked up 16 goals and 12 assists (28 points) in 62 games with the Red Wings this season and should be a great fit on Vegas’ third line with Cody Eakin and Alex Tuch.

Source: Pierre LeBrun 02/26/18, 5:14 pm EST

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The Canucks have acquired Jussi Jokinen and Tyler Motte from the Blue Jackets for Thomas Vanek.

Jokinen heads to his fourth team this season and has picked up just one goal and six assists (seven points) in 46 combined games with the Oilers, Kings and Blue Jackets. After a great year in 2015-16, Jokinen has no fantasy value at this point in his career.

Source: Bob McKenzie 02/26/18, 5:12 pm EST

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The Canucks have acquired Tyler Motte and Jussi Jokinen from the Blue Jackets for Thomas Vanek.

Motte was a part of the Artemi Panarin trade this summer, but only had five points (3G / 2A) in 31 games with the Blue Jackets this year. He has struggled at the AHL level as well, picking up just 19 goals and eight assists (27 points) in his last 60 AHL games. So this return doesn’t make a lot of sense for the Canucks.

Source: Bob McKenzie 02/26/18, 4:11 pm EST

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The Blue Jackets have acquired Thomas Vanek from the Canucks for Tyler Motte and Jussi Jokinen.

Vanek is no stranger to bouncing around at the trade deadline but the return he brings continues to diminish. The decreasing trade value isn’t connected to his regular season offence, because he has 17 goals and 24 assists (41 points) in 61 games with the Canucks this season. However, he has not performed very well post-deadline after being traded. Look back to last season, when he had just two goals in 20 games after being dealt to the Panthers last year.

Source: Bob McKenzie 02/26/18, 4:10 pm EST

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The Sabres have acquired Danny O’Regan, a conditional 2019 1st round pick and a conditional 2020 4th round pick from the Sharks for Evander Kane.

O’Regan, 24, was a fifth round pick (No.138 overall) in 2012 and has picked up just five points (1G / 4A) in 22 career NHL games. O’Regan has 25 points (7G / 18A) in 31 games with the Barracuda (AHL) this year. He was also a teammate of Jack Eichel and Evan Rodrigues at Boston University.

Source: Pierre LeBrun 02/26/18, 2:39 pm EST

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The Sharks have acquired Evander Kane from the Sabres for Danny O’Regan, a conditional 2019 1st round pick and a conditional 2020 4th round pick.

Kane brings size, speed and scoring to the Sharks, who are in need of top-6 goal scoring help. Kane has scored 20 goals and 20 assists (40 points) in 61 games this season. If he does not re-sign with the Sharks this season, the 1st round pick in 2019 becomes a 2nd round pick.

Source: Pierre LeBrun 02/26/18, 2:37 pm EST

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