Who are the winners and losers of trade deadline day?
Anthony Mantha's move to the Washington Capitals headlined a flurry of moves ahead of the NHL's trade deadline Monday. Here is a look at how everything went down and the latest news from around the league.
4:04PM - CLARIFICATION FROM PANTHERS
In officially announcing the acquisition of Sam Bennett from the Calgary Flames, the Florida Panthers revealed one previously unknown piece to the trade.
Lock it in! ☑️— Florida Panthers (@FlaPanthers) April 12, 2021
We have acquired forward Sam Bennett and a 2022 sixth-round draft pick from Calgary in exchange for forward Emil Heineman and a 2022 second-round draft pick.
📝 » https://t.co/K5ggXcTLTO pic.twitter.com/DgiV2Xy57Z
Along with Bennett, the Panthers will receive a 2022 sixth-round pick from the Flames with prospect Emil Heineman and a 2022 second-round selection going the other way.
3:59PM - HALL REUNION WITH OILERS NEVER IN THE CARDS
Though some fans may have wondered about it, Edmonton Oilers GM Ken Holland says he never looked into bringing Taylor Hall back to the team that dealt him to the New Jersey Devils in 2016.
"The answer is no" - Ken Holland when asked if he was in on Taylor Hall.— Tom Gazzola (@TomGazzola) April 12, 2021
Asked if he was in on Hall, who was traded by the Buffalo Sabres to the Boston Bruins late on Sunday night, Holland simply replied, "The answer is no."
3:46PM - CAPS MAKE MANTHA DEAL OFFICIAL
The Washington Capitals have officially announced the acquisition of Anthony Mantha.
NEWS | The Washington Capitals have acquired forward Anthony Mantha from the Detroit Red Wings for forwards Jakub Vrana and Richard Panik, a 2021 first round pick and a 2022 second round pick.— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) April 12, 2021
In addition to Richard Panik and Jakub Vrana, a 2021 first-round pick and a 2022 second-round pick are headed to the Detroit Red Wings.
Mantha is in the first year of a four-year, $22.8 million deal.
3:31PM - CAPITALS TO ACQUIRE MANTHA
It took until 3:30, but it appears we have our biggest deal of the day.
NHL Network's Kevin Weekes reports the Washington Capitals are set to acquire Anthony Mantha from the Detroit Red Wings for a package including Jakub Vrana, Richard Panik and more.
The deal is also believed to include a first-round pick heading to Detroit.
A native of Longueuil, Que., Mantha is in his sixth NHL season. In 42 games this season, he has 11 goals and 10 assists.
3:26PM - CANUCKS PICK UP BOWEY FROM BLACKHAWKS
With Jordie Benn headed to Winnipeg, the Vancouver Canucks added a defenceman as one heads out the door,
TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun reports the team has acquired blueliner Madison Bowey from the Chicago Blackhawks.
Chicago trades Madison Bowey to Vancouver— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) April 12, 2021
A native of Winnipeg, Bowey is in his fourth NHL season. He's spent the majority of the year on the team's taxi squad, appearing in two games.
TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie reports a fifth rounder will come with Bowey to the Canucks, while a fourth rounder heads the other way to Chicago.
3:23PM - JETS ACQUIRE BENN FROM CANUCKS
The Winnipeg Jets bolstered their defence as expected on Monday.
Jordie Benn traded to Wpg.— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) April 12, 2021
TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger reports blueliner Jordie Benn has been acquired from the Vancouver Canucks.
The 33-year-old Benn is in his 10th NHL season. In 31 games this season, the Victoria, BC native has a goal and eight assists.
3:17PM - CANES SHIP FLEURY TO DUCKS
With Ben Hutton headed to the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Anaheim Ducks have found a replacement on the blue line.
Haydn Fleury has been traded to Anaheim https://t.co/JzrTFDJLf4— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) April 12, 2021
TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun reports that the Ducks have acquired defenceman Haydn Fleury from the Carolina Hurricanes.
In his fourth NHL season, the 24-year-old Fleury has appeared in 35 games, scoring once.
3:11PM - LEAFS MAKE ANOTHER MINOR DEAL
Kyle Dubas stays busy.
The Toronto Maple Leafs GM has dealt forward Alexander Barabanov to the San Jose Sharks in exchange for Antti Suomela, reports TSN Senior Hockey Reporter Frank Seravalli.
#Leafs trade Barabanov to SJ for Antti Suomela— Frank Seravalli (@frank_seravalli) April 12, 2021
A free-agent signing from the KHL, Barabanov appeared in 13 contests for the Leafs this season, chipping in an assist.
Suomela, 27, has spent most of his season with the San Jose Barracuda of the AHL. He's skated in four NHL games for the Sharks this season and 51 for his career.
3:08PM - SENS SHIP GUDBRANDSON TO PREDS
The well traveled Erik Gudbranson joins a fourth team in two seasons.
TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun reports the Ottawa Senators have traded the defenceman to the Nashville Predators for a seventh-round pick.
For a 7th RD in 2023 https://t.co/V9RO5BwANq— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) April 12, 2021
Gudbranson, 29, has appeared in 36 contests for the Sens this season, scoring a goal and adding an assist over 18:04 of ice time a night.
3:05PM - LEAFS ADD HUTTON
As many expected they would, the Toronto Maple Leafs added a depth defenceman ahead of the deadline.
Ben Hutton to #Leafs for a 5th round pick— Frank Seravalli (@frank_seravalli) April 12, 2021
TSN Senior Hockey Reporter Frank Seravalli reports the Leafs have acquired Ben Hutton from the Anaheim Ducks for a fifth-round selection.
Hutton, 27, is in his sixth NHL season. In 34 games this season, he has a goal and five assists over 18:31 of ice time a night.
3:00PM - NHL TRADE WINDOW IS CLOSED
Remember, deals can still trickle in provided that the relevant calls and paperwork were taken care of prior to 3pm.
2:57PM - More on the prospect heading to Calgary
Along with a second-round pick, the Calgary Flames will be acquiring Emil Heineman from the Florida Panthers in exchange for Sam Bennett.
Sam Bennett goes to #FlaPanthers for 2nd round pick and prospect Emil Heineman— Frank Seravalli (@frank_seravalli) April 12, 2021
A winger out of Leksand, Sweden, Heineman was the Panthers' second-round draft choice (43rd overall) in 2020.
2:50PM - Habs acquire Gustafsson
Fresh off of extending Scott Laughton, Philadelphia Flyers GM Chuck Fletcher stayed busy in shipping defenceman Erik Gustafsson to the Montreal Canadiens.
For a 7th RD pick in '22. And Flyers retain 50 percent salary/AAV— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) April 12, 2021
So Gustafsson to Montreal for a 7th. https://t.co/KMlXjCzM8D
TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun reports the Flyers will receiver a seventh-round pick in 2022 for the 29-year-old Gustafsson.
In 24 games this season for the Flyers, Gustafsson has a goal and nine assists.
2:47PM - Bennett heads to Florida
Sam Bennett is on the move.
Sam Bennett is being traded to Florida for a 2nd RD pick plus a prospect— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) April 12, 2021
TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun reports the Calgary Flames have dealt the forward to the Florida Panthers for a second-round pick and a prospect.
The fourth overall pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, Bennett is in his seventh NHL season. He had four goals and eight assists in 38 games this season for the Flames.
2:18PM - Laughton deal gets done
Scott Laughton has his new contract.
$3M AAV for Scott Laughton on a five year deal in PHI.— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) April 12, 2021
TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie reports that it's a five-year, $15 million extension for the 26-year-old Oakville, Ont. native.
The $3 million annual average value marks an increase of $700,000 per season over his current deal.
2:11PM - Avs bring back Soderberg from Blackhawks
Carl Soderberg is headed back to Denver.
The Colorado Avalanche announced the reacquisition of the veteran forward on Monday with Josh Dickinson and Ryder Rolston headed the other way.
Soderberg, 35, spent four seasons with the Avalanche from 2015 to 2019. He has seven goals and eight assists in 34 games this season.
1:46PM - Iafallo staying with Kings
Not only will Mike Iafallo not be getting traded today, he's getting a new deal instead.
Iafallo is on the ice so he hasn't signed the deal yet, but indeed has agreed to terms on 4-year extension with Kings. He's off the trade market. https://t.co/3WPZxzNeR5— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) April 12, 2021
TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun reports the Los Angeles Kings and the 27-year-old Iafallo have agreed to terms on a four-year extension. Iafallo is currently on the ice at Kings practice.
TSN Senior Hockey Reporter Frank Seravalli reports the deal will pay Iafallo $4 million per season.
1:40PM - Panthers' new acquisitions set for action
The Florida Panthers visit the Dallas Stars on Tuesday and will have a couple of new faces in the lineup.
#FlaPanthers will start Chris Driedger Tuesday in Dallas; Anthony Duclair will be back in the lineup. Quenneville said Montour and Gusev are in South Florida, will meet the team in Tampa Bay and are “going to play”— George Richards (@GeorgeRichards) April 12, 2021
Head coach Joel Quenneville says that defenceman Brandon Montour - acquired on Saturday from the Buffalo Sabres - and winger Nikita Gusev - signed following his buyout from the New Jersey Devils - are both "going to play."
1:20PM - Sharks to enter Janmark deal
As the Mattias Janmark-to-Vegas deal nears completion, it appears the San Jose Sharks will get involved much like they did in Nick Foligno's move to the Toronto Maple Leafs.
This deal will require a cap broker, and again I believe it's San Jose https://t.co/pAXOfp1t7u— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) April 12, 2021
TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun reports the Sharks will act as a cap broker for the deal and likely acquire a pick in exchange for absorbing some kind of cap hit.
1:03PM - Mete gets his jersey number
The Ottawa Senators announce that recently claimed defenceman Victor Mete will wear the No. 98.
He will be the first Senators player to ever wear the number and it becomes the highest ever number in circulation. Matt Gilroy's No. 97 was the previous highest number.
12:58PM - VGK working to land Janmark
TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun reports the Vegas Golden Knights are working to acquire forward Mattias Janmark from the Chicago Blackhawks.
All signs point to Mattias Janmark ending up in Vegas.— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) April 12, 2021
Hearing that the Blackhawks and Golden Knights still working on the details. Not done yet but headed that way if both teams can finalize it.
The deal is not done, but it appears that it will be at some point before the deadline.
Janmark, 28, is in his fifth NHL and first with Chicago, having spent the first four years of his career with the Dallas Stars.
In 41 games this season, Danderyd, Sweden native has 10 goals and nine assists and will be an unrestricted free agent at season's end.
12:49PM - Kulikov deal done
The Dmitry Kulikov deal between the New Jersey Devils and Edmonton Oilers is done, pending a trade call.
Per @GMillerTSN, Kulikov to EDM is done. NJ gets a conditional fourth-round pick this year that becomes a third-round pick if EDM wins a playoff round.— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) April 12, 2021
TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie notes the condition on the fourth-round pick going to the Devils is that it becomes a third-round selection should the Oilers win a playoff series.
12:44PM - Bolts bolster blue line
Who doesn't love alliteration?
TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun reports the Tampa Bay Lightning have acquired defenceman Frederik Claesson from the San Jose Sharks in exchange for goaltending prospect Magnus Chrona.
Hearing the Sharks trade Frederik Claesson to Tampa Bay for goalie prospect Magnus Chrona— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) April 12, 2021
Claesson, 27, hasn't appeared in an NHL game since the end of February and was currently on the Sharks' taxi squad. He's played in four games this season.
A native of Stockholm, Claesson is a veteran of 185 NHL games with the Ottawa Senators, New York Rangers, New Jersey Devils and Sharks.
The 20-year-old Chrona was a fifth-round pick by the Lightning in 2018 and played for the University of Denver this season.
12:37PM - Clarification on the Kulikov return
TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger reports that the New Jersey Devils will receive a conditional fourth-round pick from the Edmonton Oilers if and when the Dmitry Kulikov visa situation is clarified and the deal gets completed.
Conditional 4th when done. https://t.co/yOf4MM8KXv— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) April 12, 2021
12:33PM - Flyers could go down to the wire with Laughton
Like the Buffalo Sabres with Linus Ullmark, the Philadelphia Flyers are interested in retaining one of their impending free agents in forward Scott Laughton.
Flyers and Scott Laughton's camp still engaged in contract talks. Flyers also taking calls from teams on him. Could go to the wire.— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) April 12, 2021
But TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun reports that talks on an extension are happening at the same time as the Flyers are talking calls on the 26-year-old Laughton.
A native of Oakville, Ont., the 2012 first-round pick has seven goals and 10 assists in 38 games this season.
12:30PM - The waiver claims
A look at Victor Mete joining the Ottawa Senators and the Dallas Stars claiming Sami Vatanen.
12:28PM - More on the Oilers and Kulikov
There's a practical reason for the hold-up on the Oilers' acquisition of the defenceman - his visa status.
The holdup is Kulikov’s immigration status. His passport expires within the next six months, he may need a new one before he can get a Canadian work visa. https://t.co/TvH7z0FHdm— Gord Miller (@GMillerTSN) April 12, 2021
Gord Miller explains that his passport is set to expire within the next six months, so he might require a new one before he's able to receiver a Canadian work visa.
12:25PM - What are the Jets up to?
The Winnipeg Jets are chasing the North Division title and possess one of the deepest forward corps in the entire NHL and one of its top goalies in Connor Hellebuyck. But could they do something to bolster their blue line? The TradeCentre Panel weighs in.
12:19PM - Oilers close in on Kulikov
The Edmonton Oilers look set to bolster their blue line.
TSN's Gord Miller reports the team is working on a deal to send a pick to the New Jersey Devils in exchange for veteran defenceman Dmitry Kulikov.
Edmonton and NJ are discussing a trade that would sent Kulikov from the Devils to the Oilers for a conditional pick, but it’s not done yet.— Gord Miller (@GMillerTSN) April 12, 2021
Kulikov, 30, is in his 12th NHL season. In 38 games for the Devils this year, he's averaged 19:33 of ice time a night.
A veteran of 715 NHL games, he's also suited up for the Florida Panthers, Buffalo Sabres and Winnipeg Jets.
12:07PM - Gaudette heading to Blackhawks
Adam Gaudette is on the move.
TSN Senior Hockey Reporter Frank Seravalli reports the Chicago Blackhawks have acquired the forward from the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for Matthew Highmore.
Hearing the Blackhawks have acquired Adam Gaudette from Vancouver— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) April 12, 2021
The 24-year-old centre was cleared from COVID protocol on Sunday. A native of Braintree, MA, Gaudette has four goals and three assists in 33 games this season. Gaudette is a restricted free agent at season's end.
Highmore, 25, has appeared in 25 games this season for Chicago, chipping in two assists. He has one year left on his current deal after this season that will pay him $752,000.
12:00PM - Waiver claims - Mete to Ottawa, Vatanen to Dallas
Defenceman Victor Mete has been claimed by the Ottawa Senators from the Montreal Canadiens, while the Dallas Stars have grabbed veteran defenceman Sami Vatanen from the New Jersey Devils.
Mete, 22, is in his fourth NHL season and is a veteran of 185 games. In 14 games with the Habs this season, he has three assists.
The 29-year-old Vatanen is in his ninth NHL season. He had two goals and six assists for the Devils in 30 games this season.
The remaining players, Danny DeKeyser, Alex Biega (Detroit Red Wings), Josh Healey (Nashville Predators) and Cody Golubef (Senators) have cleared waivers.
11:15AM - Waivers to come at noon
As there normally is on every NHL trade deadline, the daily 12pm waivers announcement could be larger than normal, so that's something to keep an eye on.
Something also to watch is whether or not any of the notable names that were placed on waivers yesterday were claimed. Among those waived yesterday were veteran defencemen Sami Vatanen of the New Jersey Devils and Danny DeKeyser of the Detroit Red Wings, as well as Montreal Canadiens blueliner Victor Mete.
11:00AM - Hall plans to play against old team on Tuesday
Taylor Hall, very likely the biggest name to move before today's deadline, plans to join the Boston Bruins as quickly as possible.
Taylor Hall is driving to Boston from Buffalo today. Plans to play tomorrow against the Sabres.— Fluto Shinzawa (@FlutoShinzawa) April 12, 2021
The 29-year-old Calgary native revealed on Monday that he will be driving from Buffalo to Boston in order to play in Tuesday night's game against...the Buffalo Sabres.
10:57AM - Treliving speaks on Rittich
One of several moves to go down on Sunday night was the Toronto Maple Leafs' acquisition of goaltender David Rittich from the Calgary Flames in exchange for a third-round pick in 2022.
On Monday, Flames GM Brad Treliving spoke to the media and explained why the move made sense for his team.
10:53AM - Ullmark going nowhere?
While the exodus from the Buffalo Sabres might still continue today, don't look for goaltender Linus Ullmark to be part of it.
Another name that will likely not be on the move today: G Linus Ullmark. #Sabres plan to continue talks with Ullmark camp beyond deadline in an attempt to keep the pending UFA in Buffalo.— Frank Seravalli (@frank_seravalli) April 12, 2021
TSN Senior Hockey Reporter Frank Seravalli reports that the Sabres and the impending free agent plan to continue talks past today's deadline in the hopes of keeping the Swede in Buffalo.
The 27-year-old Ullmark is 9-6-3 this season with a 2.64 goals against average and a .917 save percentage.
10:30AM - Update on Iafallo
It's not done, but TSN Hockey Insider says that progress is being made between the Los Angeles Kings and Alex Iafallo on a contract extension.
Update: Kings and Alex Iafallo closing the gap... things looking positive for a potential contract extension. Still work to be done on it, but progress has been made. https://t.co/QkrM8Pc58r— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) April 12, 2021
The 27-year-old centre is in the second year of a two-year, $4.85 million deal and will be an unrestricted free agent at season's end.
No Big Splash Ahead
The Edmonton Oilers appear to be playoff bound in the North Division, but any deal the team makes today will likely have to be 'money in, money out' according to TSN Oilers reporter Ryan Rishaug.
More Moves to Come?
The Columbus Blue Jackets have already moved captain Nick Foligno and defenceman David Savard, but it appears more moves could be coming today.
Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reports that defenceman Michael Del Zotto will likely moved today, while it remains to be seen whether general manager Jarmo Kekalainen will dig deeper into his roster.
Portzline wonders whether the team would consider trading one of their goaltenders in Joonas Korpisalo or Elvis Merzlikins and if Patrik Laine could be back on the market after a slow start to his time in Columbus.
TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun reports talks between Alex Iafallo and the Los Angeles Kings went late into the night Sunday, but the two sides have not yet reached an extension as of this morning.
Iafallo, who has 11 goals and 25 points in 39 games this season, is listed at No. 5 on the TSN Trade Bait board. The 27-year-old is a pending unrestricted free agent, carrying a cap hit of $2.425 million.
Room for a Move?
TSN's John Lu breaks down the Montreal Canadiens trade deadline outlook and their salary cap picture after placing Brendan Gallagher on long-term injured reserve.
Selling (Cap) Space
TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger reports that teams have been open about their willing to take on cap space to help make deals work with the Devils, Red Wings and Sharks having already "bought" draft picks.
Dreger notes the New York Rangers have $9 million in cap space and are among the teams willing to get in on taking on cap space for an asset.
Room for another move?
The Toronto Maple Leafs were very active in the trade market Sunday and may not be done yet.
TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie broke down the Maple Leafs current salary cap outlook, what they can afford and the possibility of the team adding a depth defenceman.
Sens to Keep Selling?
Bruce Garrioch of Postmedia reports there is "a strong interest in Erik Gudbranson" of the Ottawa Senators ahead of the deadline.
Gudbranson, 29, has one goal and three points in 29 games this season. He carries a cap hit of $4 million on his expiring deal.
Details on the Carter Deal
TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun provided an update on some of the details on the deal that saw Jeff Carter head to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday.
The conditional third-round pick involved can become a second-rounder if the Penguins make the Stanley Cup final and Carter plays 50 per cent or more of their games.
Hall Deal Official
The Boston Bruins made their deal for Taylor Hall and Curtis Lazar official on Monday morning.
The Bruins acquired the two forwards in exchange for Anders Bjork and 2021 second-round pick.
Updated Trade Bait Board
Following the flurry of weekend deals, the TSN Trade Bait board has a new name in the top spot; Chicago Blackhawks winger Mattias Janmark. Dallas Stars blueliner Jamie Oleksiak has also jumped to No. 2, while St. Louis Blues pending UFA Mike Hoffman remains at No. 3.
|1. Mattias Janmark, Chi||LW||28||41||10||19||$2.25M||UFA|
|2. Jamie Oleksiak, Dal||LD||28||40||4||9||$2.14M||UFA|
|3. Mike Hoffman, StL||LW||31||37||11||23||$4M||UFA|
|4. Nikita Zadorov, Chi||LD||25||42||1||7||$3.2M||RFA|
|5. Alex Iafallo, LA||LW||27||39||11||25||$2.43M||UFA|
|6. Scott Laughton, Phi||C||26||38||7||17||$2.3M||UFA|
|7. Luke Glendening, Det||C||31||41||3||11||$1.8M||UFA|
|8. Jonathan Bernier, Det||G||32||18||3.03||.910||$3M||UFA|
|9. Alex Goligoski, Ari||LD||35||42||1||10||$5.48M||UFA|
|10. Josh Manson, Ana||RD||29||16||1||3||$4.1M||1|
|11. Andrew Cogliano, Dal||LW||33||38||5||10||$3.25M||UFA|
|12. Dmitry Kulikov, NJ||LD||30||38||0||2||$1.15M||UFA|
|13. Michael Del Zotto, CBJ||LD||30||40||4||10||$700K||UFA|
|14. Carl Soderberg, Chi||C||35||34||7||15||$1M||UFA|
|15. Linus Ullmark, Buf||G||27||19||2.64||.917||$2.6M||UFA|
|16. Vince Dunn, StL||LD||24||39||5||12||$1.875M||RFA|
|17. Ryan Murray, NJ||LD||27||32||0||10||$4.6M||UFA|
|18. Colin Miller, Buf||RD||28||39||3||8||$3.88M||1|
|19. David Kampf, Chi||C||26||42||0||10||$1M||RFA|
|20. Tyler Bozak, StL||C||35||17||2||7||$5M||UFA|
|21. Chris Tierney, Ott||C||26||42||5||11||$3.5M||1|
|22. Ryan Dzingel, Ott||LW||28||27||8||12||$3.375M||UFA|
|23. Derek Ryan, Cgy||C/RW||34||28||2||6||$3.13M||UFA|
|24. Blake Comeau, Dal||RW||35||35||3||13||$2.4M||UFA|
|25. Chris Driedger, Fla||G||26||17||2.05||.931||$850K||UFA|
|26. Sam Bennett, Cgy||C||24||38||4||12||$2.55M||RFA|
|27. Erik Gudbranson, Ott||RD||29||36||1||3||$4M||UFA|
|28. Marcus Sorensen, SJ||LW||28||26||1||4||$1.5M||UFA|
|29. Ben Hutton, Ana||LD||27||34||1||5||$900K||UFA|
|30. Marc Staal, Det||LD||34||43||3||7||$5.7M||UFA|
|31. Jordie Benn, Van||LD||33||31||1||9||$2M||UFA|
|32. Brandon Sutter, Van||C/RW||32||35||6||8||$4.38M||UFA|
|33. Elvis Merzlikins, CBJ||G||26||19||2.93||.911||$4M||1|
|34. Antti Raanta, Ari||G||31||11||3.20||.913||$4.25M||UFA|
|35. Tony DeAngelo, NYR||RD||25||6||0||1||$4.8M||1|
After a quiet lead up to the deadline, action picked up over the weekend with 16 deals in total starting Friday night.
There were no shortage of names removed form the TSN Trade Bait board, including No. 1 David Savard, No. 2 Taylor Hall and No. 4 Nick Foligno in the top five.
Savard landed with the defending Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday, while the Boston Bruins acquired Hall and Curtis Lazar from the Boston Bruins late Sunday night in a deal for Anders Bjork and a second-round pick. The Toronto Maple Leafs acquired Foligno and Stefan Noesen earlier on Sunday before jumping back into the trade market and adding goaltender David Rittich from the Calgary Flames as well.
The Pittsburgh Penguins also made a big splash Sunday night, acquiring veteran Jeff Carter from the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for conditional third- and fourth-round picks in 2022 and 2023.
TSN Hockey analyst Mike Johnson broke down the Maple Leafs' additions of Foligno and Noesen on Sunday, stating the team is treating this deadline as a year they can win the Stanley Cup.
With the Maple Leafs already sitting first in the North Division, Johnson also broke down the moves other Canadian teams need to make to try to keep pace.
The Ottawa Senators also got in on the trade action Sunday, dealing defenceman Mike Reilly to the Boston Bruins for a 2022 third-round pick and sending veteran blueliner Braydon Coburn to the New York Islanders for a 2022 seventh-round pick.
The Montreal Canadiens, meanwhile, added defenceman Jon Merrill from the Detroit Red Wings for forward Hayden Verbeek and a 2021 fifth-round pick.
More on those moves below.