The Predators have acquired Korbinian Holzer from the Ducks for Matt Irwin and a 2022 sixth-round pick.
Holzer has made a living as a seventh defenseman in the NHL and that will be the role he fills in Nashville as well. He has already set a career-high in games played (46) this season but has just four points (1G / 3A) in that time. He's a small upgrade over Irwin, which is why the sixth-round pick was also sent to Anaheim.
The Blackhawks have acquired T.J. Brennan from the Flyers for Nathan Noel.
Brennan bounced around a lot in the early part of his career but seemed to have found a home in the Flyers system, where he's played for Lehigh Valley (AHL) for the last four years. A once prolific point producer in the AHL, Brennan has picked up just eight points (1G / 7A) in 28 games in his age-30 season.
Source: Dave Isaac 02/24/20, 7:37 pm EST
The Flyers have acquired Nathan Noel from the Blackhawks for T.J. Brennan.
This is a super minor trade. Noel is a 2016 fourth-round pick who is in the ECHL. He is expected to remain in the ECHL after the trade.
Source: Dave Isaac 02/24/20, 7:36 pm EST
The Coyotes have acquired Markus Hannikainen from the Coyotes for a conditional 2020 seventh-round pick.
Hannikainen has not played in an NHL game this season after picking up seven points (4G / 3A) in 44 games with Columbus last year. Instead he's got 18 points (7G / 11A) in 28 AHL games and is expected to Tucson (AHL) where he can build on that.
The Golden Knights have acquired Nick Cousins from the Canadiens for a 2021 fourth-round draft pick.
Cousins was an effective bottom-6 forward for the Canadiens this season, posting 22 points (9G / 13A) in 58 games while playing just 13:28 ATOI. In Vegas, he'll help fill a void left by Alex Tuch's injury and should be a third line winger moving forward.
The Devils have acquired Frederik Claesson, Janne Kuokkanen and a conditional second-round draft pick from the Hurricanes for Sami Vatanen.
Claesson signed on with the Hurricanes in September and has spent the entire 2020 season in the AHL. In 47 games with Charlotte the 27-year-old picked up three goals with 16 assists (19 points) and will likely report to Binghamton (AHL).
The Ducks have acquired Christian Djoos from the Capitals for Daniel Sprong.
Djoos was becoming a regular with the Capitals in 2019 before a thigh procedure cost him a few months and he never got back into the rotation. Djoos has spent most of the 2020 season in Hershey, where he led all Bears defensemen with 32 points (5G / 27A) in 42 games. He'll report to San Diego (AHL).
The Capitals have acquired Daniel Sprong from the Ducks for Christian Djoos.
Sprong is a former highly regarded prospect who is now with his third team in two years. Spring has not had a problem scoring in the AHL, posting 11 goals with 16 assists (27 points) in 39 games with San Diego this season. However, he has just 19 goals and 11 assists (30 points) in 97 career NHL games with the Penguins and Ducks. He'll report to Hershey (AHL) and have to work his way up to the high-powered Capitals.
The Blackhawks have acquired Slava Demin, Malcolm Subban and a second-round draft pick from the Golden Knights for Robin Lehner.
Demin was a fourth-round pick of the Golden Knights in 2018 and is in his sophomore year at the University of Denver. The 6-foot-2, 190 lbs. defenseman has scored two goals with seven assists (nine points) in 30 games for the Pioneers.
The Blackhawks have acquired Malcolm Subban, Slava Demin and a second-round draft pick from the Golden Knights for Robin Lehner.
Subban has struggled this season, going 9-7-3 while posting a 3.18 GAA and .890 SV% in 20 games (19 starts) this season. The Golden Knights were looking to improve their backup goaltending situation, so Subban is part of the package to acquire Lehner. Subban will serve as Corey Crawford's backup for the remainder of the 2020 season.
The Golden Knights have acquired Robin Lehner from the Blackhawks for Malcolm Subban, Slava Demin and a second-round draft pick.
Lehner followed up his spectacular 2018-19 season with an impressive stint in Chicago. He was able to post a 16-10-5 record with a .918 SV% despite some obvious flaws in Chicago’s defense. Lehner will immediately assume the backup role and could potentially challenge Marc-Andre Fleury for the starting job. He is set to become an unrestricted free-agent on July 1st.
The Flames have acquired Erik Gustafsson from the Blackhawks for a 2020 third-round draft pick.
Gustafsson has been held out of Chicago’s lineup since February 19 in lieu of a possible trade. The 27-year-old broke out in a major way last season, scoring 17 times and adding 43 assists in 79 games. Chicago’s struggles on the power-play this year took a particularly harsh toll on Gustafsson’s numbers, as he managed just six goals and 20 assists in 59 games. He is set to become an unrestricted free-agent on July 1st.
The Devils have acquired Zane McIntyre from the Canucks for Louis Domingue.
McIntyre hasn't played an NHL game since the 2016-17 season with the Bruins. The 27-year-old netminder owns an 11-10-2 record and an .894 SV% with Utica (AHL) this season.
The Canucks have acquired Louis Domingue from the Devils for Zane McIntyre.
Domingue had an underwhelming stint with the Devils after thriving as Tampa Bay's backup last season. He posted a 3-8-2 record in New Jersey along with an .882 SV%. The Canucks were reportedly looking to add depth in goal as Jacob Markstrom deals with an apparent injury. Domingue is set to become an unrestricted free-agent on July 1st.
The Devils have acquired Janne Kuokkanen, Frederik Claesson and a conditional second-round draft pick from the Hurricanes for Sami Vatanen.
Carolina selected Kuokkanen with the 43rd overall pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. He's failed to register a point in his 11 career NHL games but has been a productive player in the AHL. Kuokkanen had 12 goals and 30 assists in 52 games this year with Carolina's AHL affiliate, the Charlotte Checkers.
The Hurricanes have acquired Sami Vatanen from the Devils for Janne Kuokkanen, Frederik Claesson and a conditional second-round draft pick.
Vatanen registered 40 points in 97 games over parts of two seasons with the Devils after being acquired from Anaheim in the Adam Henrique trade last season. Vatanen should provide some immediate relief to a Carolina blue-line that’s been plagued by injuries. He is set to become an unrestricted free-agent on July 1st.
The Hurricanes have acquired Brady Skjei from the Rangers for a first-round pick.
Originally drafted by New York 28th overall in 2012, Skjei had become an integral part of the Rangers blue-line. The 25-year-old played at least 78 games in each of the last three seasons, averaging 30 points per 82 games. Skjei has eight goals and 15 assists in 60 games this season. He carries a $5.25M cap-hit through the 2023-24 season.
The Ducks have acquired Sonny Milano from the Blue Jackets for Devin Shore.
The Blue Jackets made Milano the 16th overall pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. The 23-year-old forward struggled to maintain a spot in the lineup under head coach John Tortorella. He scored five goals and added 13 assists in 46 games for Columbus this season. Milano is set to become a restricted free-agent on July 1st.
The Blue Jackets have acquired Devin Shore from the Ducks for Sonny Milano.
Shore registered nine goals and 13 assists in 73 games with the Ducks after being acquired from the Stars last season. The 25-year-old was originally drafted by Dallas in the second round of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. He is set to become a restricted free-agent on July 1st.
The Panthers have acquired Emil Djuse from the Stars for a 2020 sixth-round pick.
Djuse is a 26-year-old Swedish defenseman that is in his first season in North America after spending the last eight years in Sweden. Djuse has scored four goals with 25 assists (29 points) in 48 games with the Texas Stars (AHL) this season. He's expected to report to Springfield (AHL).