Blues Deal Kevin Shattenkirk To Capitals

For the second time in as a few short years, the St. Louis Blues have traded a player once viewed as part of their core to the Washington Capitals.

Defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk has been traded to Washington.

Sanford, 22, was a second round pick (#61 overall) by Washington in the 2013 NHL Draft. He has appeared in 26 games with the Caps this year, posting two goals and one assist. The pick used to select Sanford was originally owned by the Chicago Blackhawks; the Hawks traded it to Winnipeg in the original Johnny Oduya trade. It was subsequently traded to Washington in a swap of picks during the 2013 Draft.

In July of 2015, the Blues traded forward TJ Oshie to Washington for former Blackhawks forward Troy Brouwer, goaltender Pheonix Copley and third round pick in the 2016 NHL Draft (#87 overall – Garrett Pilon).

The deal punctuates a busy Monday around the NHL.

In the Central Division, the disappointing Dallas Stars traded their captain’s brother. Citing a fear that they would lose him in the upcoming expansion draft, the Stars dealt defenseman Jordie Benn to Montreal for defenseman Greg Pateryn and a fourth round pick in the 2017 NHL Draft.

Vancouver traded forward Alexandre Burrows to Ottawa for forward prospect Jonathan Dahlen. Dahlen, 19, was a second round pick (#42 overall) by the Senators at the 2016 NHL Draft. Burrows, 35, then signed a two-year, $5M extension with Ottawa.

Also on Monday, Tampa traded veteran center Brian Boyle to the Toronto Maple Leafs for former IceHogs center Byron Froese and a second round pick in the 2017 NHL Draft.

13 thoughts on “Blues Deal Kevin Shattenkirk To Capitals

  • February 27, 2017 at 9:16 pm

    The equivalent of the white flag trade? Probably not quite. So much for Washington gm saying he wasn’t gonna buy.

  • February 27, 2017 at 9:48 pm

    not a full white flag for St. Louis; they were looking at losing Shattenkirk anyway to FA this summer. but the return… woof

  • February 27, 2017 at 10:03 pm

    I can’t believe they did not get immediate offensive production of some sort out of this trade.

  • February 27, 2017 at 10:06 pm

    Not worried….Washington will still find a way to choke.

  • February 27, 2017 at 11:03 pm

    I’m aware of Shattenkirks contract situation. But you can still trade a player after the season. Rangers did it with Yandle last year. Stars did it with Goligoski as well.

    Hell, the Caps traded a first round pick for the rights to Brouwer.

  • February 27, 2017 at 11:06 pm

    1st 2nd and 3rd for 3rd line center.

    1st 2nd and pick61/prospect for a top pair/4 defenseman.

    Ouch. In a way overpay deadline market, thats all for Shattingkirk.

    Glad we have a good group of young guys. That are only going to get better for the coming yrs. Keep loading up on prospects. Getting Bread Man was like a top 3 pick, so when we traded 1st we still got a top pick.

  • February 27, 2017 at 11:16 pm

    Blues fans have to be pissed. Yeah it’s a tough decision to keep Shatty to enhance your chance to win this season knowing you’ll get nothing for him after the season – OR – diminish your chances to win this season to get something for him. The tell is what the Blues got in return – which was nothing that will help this season so essentially this was a white flag sale. Blues management misplayed this or maybe they gambled and lost – either way Blues fans can’t be happy. Had they decided to trade him in the summer they probably could have gotten back some help for this season but they held on to him and ended up getting futures.

  • February 28, 2017 at 12:06 am

    Yeah, the lack of return of an immediate impact roster player for St Louis tells you something about their perception of this season.

  • February 28, 2017 at 7:22 am

    I received this email from FATHEAD (the wall decorating outfit, not any specific Fathead out there), and it reads in big letters;
    Three Potential Superstars Are Headed To The Blackhawks!
    Shalunov (KHL)
    Siedenberg (NYI)
    Vrbata (AZ)
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    I had to check this site and others to make sure something hadn’t happened trade-wise etc. What the hell?

    Oh, and
    @Ebonyraptor – the Blues fans I know ARE pissed, very very pissed.

  • February 28, 2017 at 7:58 am

    Boy have things turned bleak since game 7 last year. Fire Hitch, let Backes, Moose and a few others walk and now they move Captain Kirk for spare parts. Enjoy that nonsense!

  • February 28, 2017 at 8:29 am

    Nevermind St Louis, let’s examine what Bowman could have done and/or cbose not to — @ least for the moment (assuming he doesnt trade for a D man). Boyle was traded for a 2nd rd pick and Toronto’s minor league version of Desjardins. So Bowman decided he didnt want to part w/ a 2nd rd draft pick for a player far far more useful than Kruger & Rasmussen.

    We ‘ll see how it plays out and if he has something else up his sleeve.

  • February 28, 2017 at 9:00 am


    Re: Boyle — he has played in more playoff games than anyone (that includes Hawks’ players) since 2011. He has a faceoff % of 53.5%. He kills penalties. He has scored 13 goals so far this season. I don’t see the risk in trading one 2nd Rd. pick for this guy as opposed to relying on Kruger &/or Rasmussen as your 3rd/4th line center, and PKers as well, for the playoffs.

    Anyway…. it is what it is.

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