NHL Trade Deadline Breakdown

The following is the complete list of NHL trades that took place on Monday, Feb. 26 – the 2018 NHL Trade Deadline.

To Tampa Bay Lightning:
Defenseman Ryan McDonagh
Forward J.T. Miller

To NY Rangers:
Forward Vladislav Namestnikov
Defenseman Libor Hajek
Forward Brett Howden
2018 first-round pick
2019 conditional first-round pick

To San Jose Sharks:
Forward Evander Kane

To Buffalo Sabres:
Forward Dan O’Regan
2019 conditional 1st round pick
2019 fourth-round pick

To Winnipeg Jets:
Forward Paul Stastny

To St. Louis Blues:
2018 1st round pick
rights to forward Erik Foley

To Vegas Golden Knights:
Forward Tomas Tatar

To Detroit Red Wings:
2018 1st round pick
2019 2nd round pick
2021 3rd round pick

To Columbus Blue Jackets:
Forward Thomas Vanek

To Vancouver Canucks:
Forwards Tyler Motte, Jussi Jokinen

To Columbus Blue Jackets:
Defenseman Ian Cole

To Ottawa Senators:
Forward Nick Moutrey
2020 3rd round pick

To Montreal Canadiens:
Defenseman Mike Reilly

To Minnesota Wild:
2019 5th round pick.

To New Jersey Devils:
Forward Patrick Maroon

To Edmonton Oilers:
2019 3rd round pick
Forward Joey Dudek

Other deals:

To New York Rangers:
Defenseman Chris Bigras

To Colorado Avalanche:
Defenseman Ryan Graves


To Nashville Predators:
Forward Tyler Gaudet
Defenseman John Ramage

To Arizona Coyotes:
Defenseman Trevor Murphy
Forward Pierre-Cedric Labrie


To Pittsburgh Penguins:
Forward Josh Jooris

To Carolina Hurricanes:
Forward Greg McKegg


To Calgary Flames:
Forward Nick Shore

To Ottawa Senators:
2019 7th round pick


To Winnipeg Jets:
Defenseman Joe Morrow

To Montreal Canadiens:
2018 4th round pick


To Columbus Blue Jackets:
Forward Ryan Kujawinski

To Arizona Coyotes:
Forward Jordan Maletta


To Anaheim Ducks:
Forward Jason Chimera

To New York Islanders:
Forward Chris Wagner


To Vancouver Canucks:
Forward Brendan Leipsic

To Vegas Golden Knights:
Defenseman Philip Holm

28 thoughts on “NHL Trade Deadline Breakdown

  1. Some good trade action will make for very intriguing playoffs

    TB – McDonagh, BOS – Nash , PITT – Brassard, in the East

    WIN – Statsny, SJ – Kane, VGK – Tatar, NSH – Hartman(??) in the West

  2. Remember when some lost their minds when we didn’t sign Mike Reilly! It mustn’t have gone too well in MN to be traded for a 5th round pick.

  3. OK, Now how about a list of players that are eligible to be drafted?
    Start with Centers, Goalies, Defenseman, and Wings.
    Then list the ones the Hawks are interested in and could sign?

  4. Love what Tampa and Pittsburgh did. Love the aggressiveness of addressing their areas of concern.
    San Jose solid trade. Columbus some nice additions for good cost control.
    2 division trades in the norris. It was fun watching tsn on espn 2 for a few hours.

  5. Personally what I learned yesterday was cap space is as valuable as any player on a contract. These 3-way deals are becoming more and more common because the 3rd party is getting picks for cap space dollars. Its further proof that SB silly contracts have really put this org in a bind for the next 3 years.

  6. Blues- Foley and 1st– came out way ahead there

    Hawks- Edjsell ( I really like) and late first pick– winners there

    I can easily see Hawks trading there two 1st round picks ( if they are really HIGH on someone) and moving up to top 4 picks….

    Of course – even better- Getting Lucky in Lotto!!! and then having both 1st round picks!!!! that would be CRAZY GOOD!!!!!!!!

    wts- who might be the Target- that can actually step in to NHL next year- and be stud??? My money- is on Zadina and or Tkachuk … only issue – Tkachuk- is College kid… so signing?? might be issue.

    Svechnikov- supposed to be NHL ready too??? never seen him skate
    Wahlstrom- to me actually more upside than Tkachuk… but committed to College??? so there is that worry

  7. Jim Benning trades Vanek (who can score) for Jokinen (on waivers a couple of weeks ago) and Motte. Two years ago he let Hamhuis walk as a UFA. And he recently got a contract extension. Wow.

  8. Time for Bowman to change out Coach Q. When the core was great, Coach Q was a genius. Now the core is not great, so Q shows his genius by screwing with a second year player that scored 19 goals as a rookie? by messing all season with Murphy & Kempny? By tolerating a lousy PP? Time for a change.

  9. Re: Tkachuk… just read/ he is Cousins with Hayes brothers… that’s another strike against him

    SB should keep both 1st round picks… unless he can steal/luck into getting Zadina
    or Scouts really love someone else…

    I think there will be some very good guys in late 1st round J. Kotkaniemi- might be around… Center with good size… really depends on where that Preds pick falls

  10. So all the genius of Stan dumping Hartman for a 1st round pick that will (30%chance) possibly turn into a NHL player when he already had one HARTMAN scores the
    game winning goal in his first game with the Preds. Likewise Wingles scored in his 1st game. away from the coach Q basement.
    BAD management. BAD coaching.

  11. re: Hartman – I think what’s clear is that Q didn’t like Hartman and he had input on who went at the deadline. The Hawks got good value in the trade for him on paper – now they need to use those picks to bring something in that works.

  12. Tab- agreed

    to add- Highmore- is cheaper/faster/ and PK’s- better version of Hartman-imo

    Yes- I get there is only around 30% chance to hit on draft pick… but the Hawks increased there odds… by increasing # of Picks + Options to trade Picks/Players to move up to someone they really are high on!!!

    + the “Edje”… lot’s of size/upside

  13. Even if we had a top-flight bottom 6 and bottom 4 we would still not be that competitive. We also need top 6 forwards and top pairing defense prospects. For the most part those come via top picks. Trading Hartman, a bottom 6 player, to strengthen our draft is a risk worth taking at this stage.

  14. Yup-Saad was on pace for 164 goals after his 2nd game

    I’m glad he looks better lately-I was worried there was a big problem. Did anyone watch the Jets-Preds game? I’d be surprised if one of those two doesn’t make it to the Cup final.

  15. With the Blackhawks’ season the way it is, it is easy to see why Hartman would go for a 1st round pick, another draft pick, and a promising center. A question I have is if the deal would have been considered if the Blackhawks were still in any kind of playoff contention.

    Which brings me to the Stastny deal …….. St. Louis is not totally out of the playoff picture. They are dropping at a rapid pace but they could still conceivably make to post season. Is getting rid of Stastny now somewhat of a “white flag” trade on their part? In the playoffs anything can happen if you get in. It seems like the Blues may be reading the tea leaves and making assumptions before all the games have been played.

  16. Vortex, I was almost in disbelief as well when our two traded players scored, which led to both teams winning. But there is more season left. We can only hope Nashville and Boston move down a little in the standings and don’t make the finals.

  17. They can sign anybody after whose season finshes in ncaa ,europe or juniors but Bowman hasn’t indicated any other intent to do that besides Sikura.

  18. Interesting to see that by doing a paper deal so Kampf and Dahlstrom are playoff eligible for Rockford and recalling Highmore they used up 3 of their 4 recalls allowed after trade deadline. So only be one more recall from minors and signing Sikura could be roster the rest of the way.

  19. Going through the Toronto Sun-they have the team rankings every week-in November I believe as high as 6th-last week 28th and this week 30th-

    and the small sentence is “the same team that finished first in the West last year?”
    Of course no Hossa, Hammer or Panarin and Crawford hurt.


    Bowman has a penchant for struggling to 1) identify defensive talent and 2) acquire defensemen Coach Q, a former blueliner, will actually use.

    But Kempny was different than the aforementioned guys because he could’ve actually helped the team moving forward. Like Nick Leddy before him, Kempny had the ability to skate the puck forward and out of trouble. The Blackhawks are sorely lacking this right now, especially from the back end.

    Chicago has come to be known as a legitimate Stanley Cup contender with every passing season. However, the 2017-18 campaign has been extremely challenging for the Blackhawks, who have fallen to dead-last within the insanely competitive Central Division.

    Facing a certain re-tool, it has come time for Chicago to target and land capable young players who will supplement the team’s existing core and, in doing so, return the organization to its former glory. Unfortunately, the Blackhawks seemingly took a step backward on Feb. 26, trading one of their more promising talents in Ryan Hartman — and to a divisional rival in the Predators, no less.

    Although Chicago finds itself in somewhat of a financial bind, trading Hartman was inexplicable given his contractual status as pending RFA. Set to earn a multi-year contract extension, Hartman’s new salary would not have further complicated the Blackhawks’ cap problems, while his presence within the roster would have provided nothing other than energy and unused skill.

    Yes, Chicago landed a first-round pick from Nashville in the trade, however, it will likely fall in the 25-31 range in the coming NHL Draft — a reality which strips a great deal of value from the selection. Further, Victor Ejdsell, the prospect which the Blackhawks secured in the deal, has yet to play a game in North America and remains under contract for just one additional season.

    Hartman trade is interesting from the Blackhawks’ perspective. They get a first, 4th and a prospect but Hartman is 23 and isn’t expensive. Quenneville used him low in lineup and benched him Saturday. Now he’s traded. Suggests to me Quenneville had a say in this.

    — Dan Rosen (@drosennhl) February 26, 2018

    In short, the departure of Hartman seems to have stripped Chicago of what they desire in return for assets which could produce a valuable talent down the road. In Hartman, the Blackhawks knew exactly what they owned. Now, the organization stands poised to take its chances with late draft picks and an unproven prospect.


    The Chicago Blackhawks had a capable, able-bodied defenseman with plenty of cost control on their roster, and they traded him away Monday. This team is playing with fire, giving up on certain athletes while in the midst of a rebuild.

    On the surface, the Chicago Blackhawks trading Michal Kempny to Washington on Monday was in line with past moves involving players who don’t pan out with the Blackhawks. Stan Bowman acquires said player, hoping for some cost efficiency and solid play, the athlete either struggles or isn’t trusted by coach Joel Quenneville (or both), and the skater is summarily shipped away.

    The Blackhawks have done this most often with defensemen. There was a point not long ago when Trevor Daley turned into Rob Scuderi, who turned into Christian Ehrhoff. Bowman has a penchant for struggling to 1) identify defensive talent and 2) acquire defensemen Coach Q, a former blueliner, will actually use.

    But Kempny was different than the aforementioned guys because he could’ve actually helped the team moving forward. Like Nick Leddy before him, Kempny had the ability to skate the puck forward and out of trouble. The Blackhawks are sorely lacking this right now, especially from the back end.

    Yet, Coach Q never warmed up to Kempny, and whenever the Czech player made a mistake, he was back on the bench. The belief among some that his recent increased playing time was meant to display his trade value proved correct, and now Kempny is playing on a postseason-caliber club.

    While it may not seem like the Blackhawks lost much here — and acquiring a third-round draft pick is certainly nice consolation — the team is playing a dangerous game giving up on useful players so quickly during a rebuilding phase.

  21. That is a good article, thanks for sharing Ray.

    It is an interesting perspective. We like to be impressed that we got a 3rd round pick for Bollig from Calgary, but that pick turned into Matheson Iacopelli, winger in the AHL for Rockford. He is a fringe prospect and it would not be a surprise if he never plays in the NHL. From where I am standing, Bollig has had the much better career to date.

    As a reader pointed out in another thread, it is all in what you do with these picks that makes them good deals. The 2nd we got for Shaw turned into Dcat and that feels great right now. And each pick gives us another chance to unearth a gem like Hino, who we got in the 6th round. But you need a lot of volume in the NHL because the miss rate on guys is really, really high outside of the first round.

    Even in the first round, the odds of getting a guy that plays 100 NHL games is nearly 100% in the top ten picks but falls to 35% by the time you hit the 30th pick.

    Here’s hoping someone upsets the Preds in the first round….but good luck with that.

  22. so if the Seattle draft were today (which I’ve heard is the same rules as vegas draft) assuming the contracts we have in 2020 who is still automatically protected
    then whom?

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