NHL trade activity has been quite active. So, every year there are deals that happen early and some happen minutes before the trade deadline.
NHL Trade Activity
Before the deadline, the following transactions were made. The Ottawa Senators traded Matt Duchene to the Columbus Blue Jackets. Consequently, both of these teams were active the year prior. To read more, be sure to visit our NHL Active Trade Deadline 2018 post.
Also, the New Jersey Devils traded Ben Lovejoy to the Dallas Stars for Connor Carrick and a draft pick. The Boston Bruins traded Ryan Donato and a conditional draft pick to the Minnesota Wild for Charlie Coyle. Additionally, the Bruins signed Lee Stempniak to a one year contract.
With Tampa Bay Lightning having a heck of a season, the Bruins need all the help they can get. Since the Bruins had their eyes on Ryan Dzingel and Mats Zuccarello and they have already been traded; are the Boston Bruins done?
NHL Trade Activity at the Deadline
Finally at the deadline, the following deals were made.
- The Columbus Blue Jackets acquired Adam McQuaid from the New York Rangers.
- In addition, Derick Brassard was traded to the Colorado Avalanche for a third round pick from the Florida Panthers.
- In the last hour, the Vegas Golden Knights and the Ottawa Senators are working on a Mark Stone deal. Also, it has been mentioned that both Nashville Predators and the Calgary Flames expressed interest.
NHL Trade Conclusion
Indeed, there was a lot of activity. So, let’s see how these players do on their new teams. The regular season concludes on April 6, 2019.
In conclusion, many of the same teams as last year who were in the playoffs look like a sure thing to repeat in the playoffs this year. To read more about last year’s playoffs, be sure to visit our NHL Playoff Matchup post.
As always, I welcome your comments.