The Penguins have acquired Dominik Kahun and a 2019 fifth-round pick (No.151 overall) from the Blackhawks for Olli Maatta.
Kahun was an undrafted free-agent who came to North America this year after spending four years in Germany. The 23-year-old winger had 13 goals and 24 assists (37 points) in 82 games with the Blackhawks and will likely be a replacement for Matt Cullen and Garrett Wilson as a bottom-6 forward for the Penguins.
The Predators have acquired Connor Ingram from the Lightning for a 2021 seventh-round pick.
Ingram, who was selected in the third-round (No.88 overall) in 2016, split his 2018-19 season between the AHL and ECHL. The 22-year-old was 14-7-0 with a 2.26 GAA and .922 SV% with Syracuse (AHL) and 8-2-0 with a 2.81 GAA and .914 SV% with Orlando (ECHL). With Pekka Rinne entering his age-37 season, Ingram could serve as the Predators’ future No.2 behind Juuse Saros.
The Flyers have acquired Matt Niskanen from the Capitals for Radko Gudas.
Niskanen, who has a modified no-trade clause, has two years left on his seven-year deal that carries a $5.75M cap-hit. While with Washington, Niskanen never turned out the offensive production that he did in his final year in Pittsburgh, earning himself that huge deal. Since signing with the Capitals, Niskanen is tied for 38th among defensemen with 156 points (29G / 127A) in 390 games. He had eight goals and 17 assists (25 points) in 80 games a season ago.
The Capitals have acquired Radko Gudas from the Flyers for Matt Niskanen.
Gudas is heading into the final year of his four-year deal that carries a $3.35 million cap-hit, versus Niskanen’s two remaining years at $5.75 million. Gudas is coming off of one of his best offensive seasons, scoring four goals with 16 assists (20 points) in 77 games. Gudas was second on the Flyers in hits (255) and tied for third in blocked shots (133). He will help bolster the Capitals penalty-kill, where he played 2:37 per game last year—second among Flyers skaters.
The Flyers acquired Kevin Hayes from the Jets for a 2019 fifth-round pick.
Hayes, 27, is set to become an unrestricted free agent this summer, so the Flyers will need to sign him before July 1st. Hayes spent the first four and a half seasons of his career with the Rangers before being dealt to the Jets at least year’s trade deadline. Hayes finished the 2018-19 campaign with a career-high 55 points (19G / 36A) in 71 games. Hayes helps bolster the Flyers’ centre depth, which has taken a hit since Claude Giroux moved to the wing.
Source: Jordan Hall 06/4/19, 7:19 am EST
The Rangers acquired Adam Fox from the Hurricanes for a 2019 second-round pick and a conditional third-round pick.
The Hurricanes could end up receiving two second-round picks if Fox plays 30 NHL games for the Rangers next season. Fox was a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award, scoring nine gaols and 39 assists (48 points) in 33 games as a Junior at Harvard University. The Hurricanes were unable to sign Fox, who had made it known he wanted to play for the Rangers.
The Rangers have acquired Julius Bergman, a 2019 fourth-round pick and a 2019 seventh-round pick.
Bergman is on the move again. The Senators originally acquired Bergman from the Sharks in the Mike Hoffman trade but sent him to Columbus in the Matt Duchene deal last week. Now the 23-year-old, former second-round pick heads to the Rangers, where he is expected to join Hartford (AHL).
The Penguins have acquired Chris Wideman from the Panthers for Jean-Sebastian Dea.
Wideman heads to his fourth organization of the season. Wideman started the year with the Senators before going to the Oilers, then Panthers and now to the Penguins, where he will likely report to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL). Wideman has 13 points (3G / 10A) in 16 AHL games this season.
The Panthers acquired Jean-Sebastian Dea from the Penguins for Chris Wideman.
Dea, 25, has bounced around a bit this season, going from the Devils to the Penguins and now the Panthers. Overall, he has four goals and two assists in 23 NHL games and 22 points (6G / 16A) in 26 AHL games this year. Dea will likely head to the Springfield Thunderbirds of the AHL.
The Canucks have acquired Linus Karlsson from the Sharks for Jonathan Dahlen.
Karlsson, 19, was a third-round pick (No.87 overall) in last summer’s draft. Karlsson has four goals and 13 assists (17 points) with Karlskrona HK in Sweden.
Source: @Canucks 02/25/19, 7:32 pm EST
The Sharks have acquired Jonathan Dahlen from the Canucks for Linus Karlsson.
Dahlen was acquired in 2017 as a part of the Alex Burrows trade and has scored 14 goals with 15 assists (29 points) in 50 games with Utica (AHL) this season. He will report to San Jose (AHL).
Source: @Canucks 02/25/19, 7:29 pm EST
The Jets have acquired Par Lindholm from the Maple Leafs for Nic Petan.
Lindholm was a quality free agent pickup out of Sweden, playing exclusively on Toronto’s fourth-line and ranked fourth among Maple Leafs forwards in PK-TOI/gm (1:39). Lindholm has just one goal and 11 assists in 61 games this season and will have to battle with a number of forwards for playing time in Winnipeg.
The Maple Leafs have acquired Nic Petan from the Jets for Par Lindholm.
Petan is a former second-round pick (No.43 overall in 2013) but struggled to get his footing in Winnipeg. Petan had back-to-back 100-plus point seasons in the WHL but has recorded just 23 points (5G / 18A) in 108 career NHL games. Petan has posted impressive numbers in the AHL but could have just as difficult of a time becoming a regular in a deep Toronto lineup.
The Jets have acquired Bogdan Kiselevich from the Panthers for a seventh-round pick.
Kiselevich was signed out of the KHL this summer and recorded eight assists in 32 games with the Panthers. The Jets picked up Kiselevich and Nathan Beaulieu to give them some extra defensive insurance as they head towards the playoffs.
The Jets have acquired Nathan Beaulieu from the Sabres for a sixth-round pick.
Beaulieu has been a healthy scratch for half of the Sabres games this season and the Jets add him with the hopes that he can re-discover his game from his days in Montreal. Beaulieu could see some playing time while Josh Morrissey is ailing after suffering an upper-body injury on Monday.
The Canucks have acquired Tanner Pearson from the Penguins for Erik Gudbranson.
Pearson got off to a nice start in Pittsburgh but dropped down the depth chart after they added Nick Bjugstad and Jared McCann. Overall, Pearson has nine goals and six assists (15 points) in 61 games between the Kings and Penguins. He has a much better chance to play in the Canucks top-6 and could slot onto the top line with Bo Horvat right away.
The Penguins have acquired Erik Gudbranson from the Canucks for Tanner Pearson.
With Olli Maatta out long-term and both Kris Letang and Brian Dumoulin getting banged up on Saturday, the Penguins were in the market for a defenseman. The game may be a little fast for Gudbranson in 2019 but he brings a big, rugged style of play to a Penguins blueline that is really thin right now.
The Jets have acquired Matt Hendricks from the Wild for a seventh-round pick.
Hendricks is a quality depth/fourth-line addition for the Jets, who he played 65 games with last season. Hendricks only played in five of the Jets’ 17 playoff games a year ago, so don’t expect him to be a big factor for them this time around.
The Bruins have acquired Marcus Johansson from the Devils for a 2019 second-round pick and a 2020 fourth-round pick.
Johansson really got hot close to the deadline, scoring six goals with six assists (12 points) in the last 13 games and heads to Boston where he projects to skate with David Krejci and Jake DeBrusk. Johansson, who has nine power-play points (2 PPG / 7 PPA) should help bolster the Bruins second PP-unit as well.
The Blues have acquired Michael Del Zotto from the Ducks for a sixth-round pick.
Del Zotto provides the Blues with an experienced 6th/7th defenseman, who is capable of providing a little offence. Del Zotto is already on his third team this season, scoring one goal with six assists in 35 games in his first two stops (Vancouver and Anaheim).