2018 NHL Trade Deadline

If you missed all of the action from today’s NHL trade deadline, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! The biggest deal of the day came from the New York Rangers and Tampa Bay Lightning, Winnipeg sent a message to the league and stacked themselves down the middle, and San Jose won the Evander Kane sweepstakes. We’ve got all that and much more in our  breakdown of Monday’s deadline.

One quick spoiler before we dig in. Erik Karlsson remained an Ottawa Senator.

Anaheim Ducks
LW Jason Chimera
New York Islanders
C Chris Wagner
Arizona Coyotes
D Trevor Murphy
LW Pierre-Cedric Labrie
Nashville Predators
C Tyler Gaudet
D John Ramage
Arizona Coyotes
C Jordan Maletta
C Carter Camper
Columbus Blue Jackets
C Ryan Kujawinski
Boston Bruins
C Tommy Wingles
Chicago Blackhawks
2019 5th-round pick
Buffalo Sabres
C Danny O’Regan
2019 conditional 1st-round pick
2020 conditional 4th-round pick
San Jose Sharks
LW Evander Kane
Calgary Flames
C Nick Shore
Ottawa Senators
2019 7th-round pick
Carolina Hurricanes
C Greg McKegg
Pittsburgh Penguins
C Josh Jooris
Chicago Blackhawks
C Victor Ejdsell
2018 1st-round pick
2018 4th-round pick
Nashville Predators
RW Ryan Hartman
2018 5th-round pick

Colorado Avalanche
D Ryan Graves
New York Rangers
D Chris Bigras
Columbus Blue Jackets
D Ian Cole
Ottawa Senators
C Nick Moutrey
2020 3rd-round pick
Columbus Blue Jackets
LW Thomas Vanek
Vancouver Canucks
C Tyler Motte
LW Jussi Jokinen
Detroit Red Wings
2018 1st-round pick
2019 2nd-round pick
2021 3rd-round pick
Vegas Golden Knights
LW Tomas Tatar
Edmonton Oilers
2019 3rd-round pick
New Jersey Devils
LW Patrick Maroon
Minnesota Wild
2019 5th-round pick
Montreal Canadiens
D Mike Reilly
Montreal Canadiens
2018 4th-round pick
Winnipeg Jets
D Joe Morrow
New York Rangers
LW Vladislav Namestnikov
C Brett Howden
D Libor Hajek
2018 1st-round pick
2019 conditional 2nd-round pick
Tampa Bay Lightning
D Ryan McDonagh
C J.T. Miller
St. Louis Blues
LW Erik Foley
2018 1st-round pick
2020 4th-round pick
Winnipeg Jets
C Paul Stastny
Vancouver Canucks
LW Brendan Leipsic
Vegas Golden Knights
D Philip Holm

 Overall, today’s biggest winners were the Lightning, Jets, Sharks, and Blue Jackets. Tampa Bay won top prize with their blockbuster trade for Rangers’ captain, Ryan McDonagh and J.T. Miller. McDonagh (upper-body injury) is nearing his return, while Miller (40 points – 13G/27A) will add to Tampa’s already potent offense.

The Winnipeg Jets sent a clear message to the rest of the league with their surprise trade for St. Louis Blues’ center Paul Stastny. Winnipeg will reap the benefits from Stastny’s face-off wins (55.2% according to puckbase.com) and play-making abilities that have gotten him 40 points (12G/28A). Look for the Jets to take back control of The Central Division and make a deep playoff run. 

The San Jose Sharks added a ton of grit to their lineup with the addition of Evander Kane. His physical play, mixed with his love for shooting (227 shots/61 games), could give San Jose’s offense the jolt needed to get back into the win column.

Our last big winner, The Columbus Blue Jackets, scored shutdown defenseman, Ian Cole from The Ottawa Senators and Thomas Vanek from the Vancouver Canucks. Ian Cole has had an interesting last few days, to say the least. He was first traded to The Senators from The Penguins on Friday, February 23rd. That blockbuster deal involved Ottawa’s Derick Brassard, Vincent Dunn, and a 2018 3rd-round pick being exchanged for Pittsburgh’s Ian Cole, Filip Gustavsson, a 2018 1st-round pick, and a 2019 3rd-round pick. After that monster trade, Ottawa then flipped Cole to The Jackets. Thomas Vanek brings more scoring (41 points – 17G/24A) to Columbus. Both additions bring added hope for holding onto that last wildcard spot in the East.

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