While most East Coasters had probably gone off to bed four GMs were wide awake (in part because some of their games were still going on).
The San Jose Sharks opening trading on the March 1st trade deadline and acquired veteran forward Jannik Hansen, from the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for 21-year-old forward Nikolay Goldobin and a conditional 4th round pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft.
Hansen was a healthy scratch Tuesday night as the Canucks faced the Detroit Red Wings on home ice. He had 6-7-13 totals in 28 games for Vancouver this season in an abbreviated stint due to a knee injury. Hansen has one year remaining on his contract and is a pending unrestricted free agent this July.
The 30-year-old forward had 235 points (105 goals, 130 assists) in 565 career NHL games with Vancouver.
Goldobin was the 27th overall pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft by San Jose and played in two games this season with the Sharks. Since the 2014 draft, Goldobin has appeared in 11 career NHL games for San Jose, amassing 1-1-2 totals.
In 46 games with San Jose’s AHL affiliate, the San Jose Barracuda, Goldobin had 15-26-41 totals this season.
In the second transaction announced shortly after midnight on the East Coast, the Montreal Canadiens acquired 34-year-old forward Steve Ott from the Detroit Red Wings in exchange for a 6th round pick in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft.
Ott signed a one-year contract, worth $800,000, on July 1st with Detroit and had six goals and three assists in 43 games with the Red Wings this season. In 837 career NHL games with the Dallas Stars, Buffalo Sabres, St. Louis Blues and Red Wings, Ott has 109-178-287 totals.
In 55 Stanley Cup Playoff games, Ott has eight points (three goals and five assists). He is a pending unrestricted free agent this summer.