After preparing for NHL Trade Deadline Day, Friday wasn’t exactly an eventful one.
According to Cap FriendlyOver 40 deals were concluded in the two weeks leading up to the deadline day. In the past 10 years, the site said, the limit was 20. Last season, there were 33 deals on Deadline Day. This year has been quiet…
The Red Wings traded Jacob Vrana to the Blues in a transition between the two teams on the outside of the playoff picture, but the Wild, Penguins and Devils were among those looking to cement a playoff push with their acquisitions before 3 p.m. EST. There was also a player barely It traded, but ended up staying.
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Here’s a report on the trades that occurred before the deadline day.
James van Riemsdyk is still a flyer
General Manager Chuck Fletcher said he had received an offer from another team at 1:40 PM ET, but that it was contingent on the other team moving forward. When that didn’t happen, he said, the deal was done. Van Riemsdyk will be out of the NFL this summer. The Flyers moved Zach McQueen to the Kings and Patrick Brown to the Senators.
Predators, Capitals re-sign players
Nashville has signed fullback Dante Fabro to a one-year, $2.5 million contract. Washington signed forward Nicholas Op-Koppel to a one-year, $1.225 million contract.
The Richie brothers exchanged for each other
Nick Richie is headed to Calgary and Brett Richie is headed to Arizona. Stecher is also key for the Flames, who have been without injured defenseman Oliver Killington all season.
Wilde acquires John Klingberg from DX
The defender signed a one-year contract with the Ducks after not getting what he wanted in the off-season. It pays off as he lands with a team stationed in the playoffs and has a chance to show what he can do in the postseason. He will help the Wild play, though he and the rest of the Ducks have had defensive problems this season. Minnesota, who had earlier traded Jordan Greenaway to the Sabers, added center Oscar Sundvist from the Red Wings. He won the Stanley Cup with the Blues in 2019.
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It’s after 3 p.m. ET, but remember that deals usually flood in after that.
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The Sabers acquired Jordan Greenaway from the Wild
He’s struggled this season, but he’s 6-6 and physical, plays well defensively, has two double-digit seasons in goals and will provide depth. He only had two years left on his deal with a $3 million cap, and the Wild had to move the salary because they had cap issues in the coming years.
The Penguins acquire Nick Bonino from the Sharks
The Sharks and Penguins officially announce the terms of the three teams’ deal. Montreal was involved with keeping 50% of Bonino’s salary. Bonino, who played for the Penguins during the Stanley Cup in 2016 and 2017, will move to the Final Six. Sharks get two draft picks and 6-5, 211 Lake Superior State defender Arvid Henriksen. Tony Sund, who went to Montreal in the deal, is playing in Sweden.
Penguins are looking to acquire Ducks defenseman Dmitry Kulikov
that was Reported by Pierre Lebrun of TSN. He said Brock McGinn might be back. Kulikov, who has averaged 20 minutes per game, is one of two defensemen the Ducks are looking to move. He and fellow UFA prospect John Klingberg were sitting.
Sharks traded Vladislav Namestnikov to Jets
The Sharks get a 2025 fourth-round pick. This is Namestnikov’s second trade in two days. Acquired from the Lightning by San Jose, he had 15 points in 57 games. The Falling Jets fell to last place in the Western Championship.
Flyers trade Zack McQueen to Kings for Brendan Lemieux
The two quarreling players switch teams. Both are close to penalty minutes this season, but MacEwen edged out Lemieux by four goals to nil. MacEwen has just recovered from a broken jaw. Both players They were stopped during their careers, including Lemieux getting five games for biting Brady Tkachuk’s hand. The Flyers also earn a fifth-round pick for 2024.
Canucks trade Curtis Lazar with the Devils
He kills penalties and wins 51.9% of his tackles. Lazar was signed for two more seasons at a price of $1 million. The Canucks win back the 2024 fourth round draft pick and clear some cap space.
What the Flyers Are Looking For James Van Riemsdyk
TSN’s Chris Johnston reports The Flyers are seeking third-round UFA draft pick James Van Riemsdyk. Johnston says Vegas, Winnipeg and Seattle are among the teams that have expressed interest in the striker.
The Red Wings exchanged Jacob Vrana with the Blues
Vrana, who has spent time in the NHL/NHLPA player assists this season, is a talented player who has fallen out of favor with Detroit since being traded from D.C. in 2021. The 27-year-old has two points in five NHL games, with 11 apiece. 17 games in the AHL. Vrana has two 20-plus goal seasons in his career and has made $5.25 million for another season. And two teams declared a very poor return for Detroit: a 2025 seventh-round pick and 27-year-old AHL veteran Dylan McLaughlin. The Red Wings keep 50% of Vrana’s salary.
The Penguins acquire Nick Bonino from the Sharks
Bonino played for the Penguins in 2015-16 and 2016-17, the years in which the Penguins won the Stanley Cup. Needing to improve their sixth seed, Pittsburgh also recently acquired Mikael Granlund. Sportsnet and The Athletic’s Elliott Friedman reported the news, though it’s unclear what the return is.
James Van Riemsdyk of Philadelphia and Kevin Hayes. Brook Bowser in Vancouver. Carlson San Jose. John Klingberg in Anaheim and Dmitry Kulikov. St. Louis Colton Parayko, Tore Krug. By Montreal’s Joel Edmondson and Mike Hoffman.
The Stars acquire Max Domi from the Blackhawks late at night
It’s announced before midnight, so it’s technically not a deal for Deadline Day. Dallas gets much-needed scoring depth by adding the Blackhawks’ leading scorer (49 points in 60 games). Also heading to the stars is MHL goaltender Dylan Wells, who gave up his 2025 second-round pick and waited for UFA goaltender Anton Khudobin. Domi was traded close to the deadline two years in a row. The deal was not completed in time before Thursday’s game, so Domi sat out the game against the Stars.
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Kyle Dubas, general manager of the Maple Leafs, is in the final year of his contract and faces another first-round meeting with the Lightning. If he’s going out, he’s going out swinging. He has made five signings since February 17, taking forwards Ryan O’Reilly, Noel Accuari and Sam Lafferty and reshaping the defense with the addition of Jake McCabe, Eric Gustafson and Luke Shane.
Coyotes pay not to play
The Coyotes, who traded forward Nick Bjugstad and defensemen Shayne Gostisbehere and Jakob Chychrun, needed to hit the salary cap. So they recently added the contracts of the injured Shea Weber and Jakub Voracek. In addition, they took $2.625 million from Patrick Kane’s salary in the Rangers-Blackhawks trade and kept 50% of Bjugstad’s $900,000 salary when dealing with the Oilers. According to Cap FriendlyThey still pay $990,000 a year for Oliver Ekman-Larson, whom they traded in 2021, and hold the contracts of Brian Little, Andrew Ladd, and Josh Brown.
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