NHL Trade Deadline Recap
With the NHL trade deadline officially halted on March 3, here’s a full recap of the biggest trades this season.
Bo Horvat to the New York Islanders
Horvat was the first major trade to be announced and a blessing in disguise for the Island.
Horvat was traded to the Islanders for Anthony Beauvillier, Aatu Raty and a first-round draft pick in 2023.
Horvat bas eight points in 12 games for the Isles and adds a huge offensive boost to the Lees-Holmstrom line.
Vladimir Tarasenko and Niko Mikkola to the New York Rangers
Tarasenko and Mikkola were the first of New York’s many moves, but this one sent Sammy Blais, Hunter Skinner and two draft picks to the St. Louis Blues.
Tarasenko has had his work cut out for him and has split time in between the first two lines. He has nine points in twelve games with the Blueshirts.
Mikkola has spent most of his time as part of the first defensive pairing with Adam Fox and has working hard this past week with the other four defensemen.
The Tarasenko/Mikkola combination only adds more power to an already-stacked New York team.
Ryan O’Reilly to the Toronto Maple Leafs
In another panic move by the Blues, captain Ryan O’Reilly was sent to Toronto in a three-team deal.
Noel Acciari joined O’Reilly on the trade with St. Louis receiving Mikhail Abramov, Adam Gaudette, Toronto’s 2023 first-round pick and 2024 first-round pick, and Ottawa’s 2023 third-round pick.
The Minnesota Wild sent Josh Pillar to Toronto for its 2025 first-round pick.
The Blues have been one of the biggest sellers this deadline with three major trades happening with them. It’s clear that they’ve hit the panic button and entered rebuild mode.
O’Reilly has five points in five games in Toronto and is currently centered in between John Tavares and William Nylander on the second line.
Timo Meier to the New Jersey Devils
Possibly the biggest deal of the deadline was the late-night Timo Meier trade to Newark.
Sure, it was huge in terms of New Jersey’s profit but also for the number of players and prospects involved.
New Jersey received Timur Imbragimov, Scott Harrington, Santeri Hatakka, Zachary Emond and a 2024 fifth-round pick.
San Jose received New Jersey’s 2023 first-round pick, Shakir Mukhamadullin, Nikita Okhotiuk, Andreas Johnsson, Fabian Zetterlund, a 2024 second-round pick and a 2024 seventh-round pick.
New Jersey definitely has their eyes on the Cup, especially since nothing about a contract extension has been announced nor will New Jersey retain Meier’s full salary. Meier, for at least right now, is a pay-to-win player at the Rock.
Patrick Kane to the New York Rangers
Everyone saw it coming.
Even after Kane had crybaby’d it to the press after the Tarasenko trade, the Rangers were still interested in the Chicago star.
Chicago received New York’s 2023 second-round and 2025 fourth-round picks, but if the Rags make the Eastern Conference Finals, the 2023 pick would become a first-rounder for 2024 or 2025.
Kane made his Rangers debut against the Ottawa Senators and has yet to record a point. However, he is playing on a line with his friend and former teammate, Artemi Panarin.
Jakob Chychrun to the Ottawa Senators
The Arizona Coyotes traded Jakob Chychrun to the Senators for a 2023 first-round pick, a 2024 second-round pick and a 2026 second-round pick.
Chychrun has continued to be impressive on a struggling Coyotes team in their home collegiate arena, but teams have noticed and taken advantage of it. Ottawa just happened to have the upper hand.
Chychrun made his Ottawa debut at Madison Square Garden, where Rangers fans got to witness the double debuts of Chychrun and Kane.
Johnathan Quick to the Columbus Blue Jackets & Vegas Golden Knights
Jonathan Quick’s time in Columbus was… well, quick.
After 16 years in Los Angeles, the Kings traded their veteran goalie to Columbus, who flipped him to Las Vegas.
This trade is a little controversial. Quick was a legacy player in Los Angeles and led them to two Stanley Cups. No one was really expecting it, and it deeply upset the guys in the locker room.
However, Las Vegas is in desperate need of net help after Logan Thompson was placed on the injured reserve with a lower-body injury.
Shayne Gostisbehere to the Carolina Hurricanes
Raleigh! Come to our games! Shayne Gostisbehere has arrived! It’s a brass bonanza!
The Coyotes traded Gostisbehere to the Canes for a 2026 third-round pick, and it is an awesome deal for Carolina.
He looks to add some offense to a team trying to keep their edge on New Jersey and New York in a tight Metro race. He will play on the third defensive pairing with Calvin De Haan and the second powerplay unit.
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