The Predators have acquired Mikael Granlund from the Wild for Kevin Fiala.
The Predators were likely looking to add a centre like Matt Duchene or Kevin Hayes but pivoted to Granlund when those two were traded to Columbus and Winnipeg respectively. Granlund is a player who plays on the wing as well and is know primarily as a playmaker, but is on-pace for his third straight 20-plus goal season. Granlund seems like a player who will either bump Kyle Turris down the lineup and centre the second line or play on Turris’ wing.
The Wild have acquired Kevin Fiala from the Predators for Mikael Granlund.
The Predators were looking for Fiala to take the next step this season after scoring 23 goals with 25 assists (48 points) last season and it has not happened. The winger was impressive last season, firing 187 shots while averaging just 15:09 TOI/gm but has seen his shot volume and shooting percentage drop this year. In Minnesota, he has a clear path to playing top-6, even top-line minutes, so this trade should help boost his fantasy value through the rest of the season.
The Flames have acquired Oscar Fantenberg from the Kings for a 2020 fourth-round pick.
Fantenberg is a 27-year-old left-shot defenseman with three points (2G / 1A) in 46 games with the Kings this season. Fantenberg appeared in four playoff games last season and provides the Flames with some extra D-depth while Michael Stone is sidelined.
The Blue Jackets have acquired Adam McQuaid from the Rangers for a 2019 fourth-round pick and a 2019 seventh-round pick.
McQuaid is a big (6-foot-4, 212 lbs.) right-handed defenseman that plays a physical brand of hockey but brings little-to-no offence. McQuaid has five points (2G / 3A), 19 shots, 99 hits and 76 blocked shots in 36 games with the Rangers this season.
The Avalanche have acquired Derick Brassard from the Panthers for a third-round draft pick.
The Panthers are in Colorado tonight so Brassard will likely walk down the hall and face his former team. The Avalanche are looking for some help offensively and adding Brassard to their middle-6 should help. The 31-year-old centre has had an off-year, scoring just 10 goals with nine assists (19 points) in 50 games with the Penguins and Panthers.
The Panthers have acquired Cliff Pu from the Hurricanes for future considerations.
Pu was actually traded for Tomas Jurco, but you can’t trade an AHL contract for an NHL contract, hence the “future considerations.” Pu was originally a third-round pick of the Sabres in 2016 and was one of the key pieces that went to Carolina in the Jeff Skinner trade. The 20-year-old has had a terrible season in Charlotte, scoring just one goal with five assists (six points) in 44 games.
The Hurricanes have acquired Tomas Jurco from the Panthers for future considerations.
Jurco was actually traded for Cliff Pu, but you can’t trade an AHL contract for an NHL contract, hence the “future considerations.” Jurco has spent the entire season in the AHL, where he has four goals and six assists (10 points) in 14 games with Springfield. He will report to Charlotte (AHL).
The Coyotes have acquired Michael Chaput from the Canadiens for Jordan Weal.
Chaput has split the season between the NHL and AHL. The 26-year-old has five assists in 32 games with the Canadiens and 16 points (10G / 6A) in 24 games with Laval. Chaput will likely serve on the Flyers fourth-line.
The Canadiens have acquired Jordan Weal from the Coyotes for Michael Chaput.
Weal started the season in Philadelphia before joining the Coyotes mid-season. Overall, the 26-year-old has four goals and seven assists (11 points) in 47 games with the two teams. Weal will likely serve as a depth piece with the Canadiens and should draw onto the fourth-line.
The Jets have acquired Kevin Hayes from the Rangers for a Brendan Lemieux, a 2019 first-round pick and a conditional draft pick.
Hayes is a former first-round pick (No.24 overall) back in 2010 and has enjoyed a breakout season in 2019. Hayes is on-pace for a career-best 39 assists and 58 points through 51 games. Hayes will likely replace Bryan Little as the Jets No.2 centre, where he could play with the likes of Patrik Laine, Nikolaj Ehlers or Kyle Connor.
The Blue Jackets have acquired Keith Kinkaid from the Devils for a 2022 fifth-round pick.
Kinkaid became the Devils No.1 netidner this season because Cory Schneider fought injury to start the season. Kinkaid had a good start to the year but is 15-18-6 and ranks 48th in the NHL in GAA (3.36) and last among qualified netminders in SV% (.891).
The Ducks have acquired Patrick Sieloff from the Senators for Brian Gibbons.
Sieloff is a former second-round pick who has bounced around a lot since being picked in 2012. Sieloff has spent the entire season with Belleville (AHL) where he has one goal and eight assists (nine points) in 45 games.
The Senators have acquired Brian Gibbons from the Ducks for Patrick Sieloff.
Gibbons has spent the entire season in the NHL, scoring two goals with three assists (five points) in 44 games. The Senators have moved a lot of bodies and salary out in recent days, so Gibbons will likely slot right into their bottom-6.
The Sharks have acquired Gustav Nyquist from the Red Wings for a 2019 second-round pick and a conditional 2010 third-round pick.
Nyquist has enjoyed a quality campaign while playing mostly with Dylan Larkin, who is having a breakout season of his own. Nyquist has scored 15 goals with 33 assists (48 points) in 61 games with the Red Wings and the pending free agent heads to San Jose where he joins one of the deepest forward groups in the NHL. With the Sharks’ top-6 pretty much cemented in place, the third line with Joe Thornton seems like a logical landing spot for Nqyuist.
The Ducks have acquired Brendan Guhle and a conditional first-round pick from the Sabres for Brandon Montour.
Guhle was a second-round pick (No.51 overall) in the 2015 draft and has picked up five assists in 23 carer NHL games. The 21-year-old has great mobility and has enjoyed a quality second season in the AHL, picking up five goals and 22 assists (27 points) in 50 games with Rochester.
The Sabres have acquired Brandon Montour from the Ducks for Brendan Guhle and a conditional first-round pick.
Montour was originally a second-round pick (No.55 overall) in 2014 and has become a trusted defenseman in Anaheim. Montour has five goals and 20 assists (25 points) while averaging 22:40 TOI/gm through 62 games this season. Montour projects to take Matt Hunwick’s spot in the Sabres lineup and will likely skate in their top-4.
The Stars have acquired Mats Zuccarello from the Rangers for a conditional 2019 second-round pick and a conditional 2020 third-round pick.
Zuccarello had a slow start to the season, scoring just four goals with 10 assists (14 points) in his first 28 games but has collected seven goals and 16 assists (23 points) in his last 18 games. The Stars lacked some serious winger depth capable of playing in their top-6 and Zuccarello is a player capable of playing on a line with either Jamie Benn and/or Tyler Seguin.
The Senators have acquired Anthony Duclair, a 2020 second-round pick and a 2021 second-round pick from the Blue Jackets for Ryan Dzingel and a 2019 seventh-round pick.
Duclair has fallen out of favour in Columbus but is a player who possesses a lot of potential and upside. Duclair has scored 11 goals and eight assists (19 points) in 52 games this season. Duclair could play a big role in Ottawa with the team selling off most of their top players at the deadline.
The Blue Jackets have acquired Ryan Dzingel and a 2019 seventh-round pick from the Senators for Anthony Duclair, a 2020 second-round pick and a 2021 second-round pick.
Dzingel has enjoyed a breakout season, scoring 22 goals and 22 assists (44 points) in 57 games. Dzingel brings a ton of speed to the Blue Jackets lineup and could lineup with Matt Duchene, who was also acquired from Ottawa on Friday. Dzingel has played 52.5 percent of his 5v5 minutes with Duchene this season and the duo has averaged 27 ScoringChancesFor/60.
The Devils have acquired Connor Carrick and a 2019 third-round pick from the Stars for Ben Lovejoy.
Carrick has not played much this season but could get a chance in New Jersey. The 24-year-old, right-shot defenseman has one goal and three assists in 14 games this season, adding 16 shots, five hits and 11 blocked shots to his line as well. He should replace Lovejoy and see some time on the Devils third-pair.
Source: @NJDevils 02/23/19, 9:57 am EST