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2021 NHL Trade Deadline Recap

Below is a quick recap of all the trades that officially occurred on Monday prior to the National Hockey League’s 3 p.m. ET trade deadline.


Trades made since April 1st

The Chicago Blackhawks traded F Vinnie Hinostroza to the Florida Panthers for F Brad Morrison on April 2nd.

On April 7th, the New York Islanders acquired F Kyle Palmieri and F Travis Zajac from the New Jersey Devils in exchange for F A.J. Greer, F Mason Jobst, a 2021 1st round pick and a conditional 2022 4th round pick. MORE

Chicago traded F Lucas Wallmark and D Lucas Carlsson to Florida for F Brett Connolly, D Riley Stillman, a 2021 7th round pick and the signing rights to F Henrik Borgström on April 8th. MORE

The Toronto Maple Leafs acquired F Riley Nash from the Columbus Blue Jackets for a conditional 2022 7th round pick on April 9th. MORE

Also on April 9th, the Colorado Avalanche traded a 2022 4th round pick to the Detroit Red Wings for D Patrik Nemeth. MORE

Colorado acquired G Devan Dubnyk from the San Jose Sharks in exchange for D Greg Pateryn and a 2021 5th round pick on April 10th.

The Panthers traded a 2021 3rd round pick to the Buffalo Sabres for D Brandon Montour on April 10th, as well. MORE

The Tampa Bay Lightning completed a three-team with the Blue Jackets and Red Wings that saw D David Savard and D Brian Lashoff head to the Lightning, while Detroit acquired Tampa’s 2021 4th round pick and Columbus acquired Tampa’s 2021 1st round pick and Tampa’s 2022 3rd round pick on April 10th.

There were six trades officially announced on April 11th.

The New Jersey Devils led the day off by trading a conditional 2021 3rd round pick to the Washington Capitals for D Jonas Siegenthaler.

D Jon Merrill was traded to the Montreal Canadiens by the Red Wings for a 2021 5th round pick and F Hayden Verbeek.

Toronto completed a three-team trade that sent the Maple Leafs’ own 2021 1st round pick and 2022 4th round pick to the Blue Jackets for F Nick Foligno and F Stefan Noesen from the Sharks in exchange for Toronto’s 2021 4th round pick in return to San Jose.

The Maple Leafs weren’t done yet on April 11th, as they sent a 2022 3rd round pick to the Calgary Flames for G David Rittich. MORE

D Mike Reilly was traded by the Ottawa Senators to the Boston Bruins for a 2022 3rd round pick late in the day on April 11th. MORE

Finally, the Islanders acquired D Braydon Coburn from the Senators for a 2022 7th round pick before midnight on Sunday, April 11th.


Trades made by the 3 p.m. ET deadline

The Pittsburgh Penguins announced that they had acquired F Jeff Carter from the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for a conditional 2022 3rd round pick and a conditional 2023 4th round pick after midnight to officially kick off the 2021 NHL trade deadline.

The Bruins acquired F Taylor Hall and F Curtis Lazar from the Sabres for F Anders Bjork and a 2021 2nd round pick. MORE

New Jersey traded D Dmitry Kulikov to the Edmonton Oilers for a conditional 2021 4th round pick.

The Senators claimed D Victor Mete off waivers from Montreal.

The Dallas Stars claimed D Sami Vatanen off waivers from New Jersey.

F Adam Gaudette was reportedly traded to the Blackhawks by the Vancouver Canucks for F Matthew Highmore. MORE

D Fredrik Claesson was traded by the San Jose Sharks to the Tampa Bay Lightning for G Magnus Chrona.

The Vegas Golden Knights acquired F Mattias Janmark and a 2022 5th round pick from the Chicago Blackhawks for a 2021 2nd round pick and a 2022 3rd round pick, while sending San Jose a 2022 5th round pick (originally belonging to BUF) in the process to complete a three-team trade. The Sharks sent D Nick DeSimone to Chicago, as well.

F Carl Söderberg was traded by the Blackhawks to the Colorado Avalanche for F Josh Dickinson and the rights to F Ryder Rolston.

F Sam Bennett and a 2022 6th round pick were traded by the Calgary Flames to the Florida Panthers for a 2022 2nd round pick and F Emil Heineman.

The Montreal Canadiens acquired D Erik Gustafsson from the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for a 2022 7th round pick (originally belonging to STL). Philadelphia retained 50% of Gustafsson’s salary in the transaction.

The Anaheim Ducks traded D Ben Hutton to the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for a 2022 5th round pick.

D Erik Gudbranson was traded by the Ottawa Senators to the Nashville Predators in exchange for D Brandon Fortunato and a 2023 7th round pick.

F Alexander Barabanov was traded by the Toronto Maple Leafs to the San Jose Sharks for F Antti Suomela.

The Washington Capitals acquired F Michael Raffl from the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for a 2021 5th round pick (originally belonging to VGK).

The Carolina Hurricanes traded D Haydn Fleury to the Anaheim Ducks for D Jani Hakanpaa and a 2022 6th round pick.

D Jordie Benn was traded by the Vancouver Canucks to the Winnipeg Jets for a 2021 6th round pick.

D Madison Bowey and a 2021 5th round pick were traded by Chicago to Vancouver for a 2021 4th round pick.

The Detroit Red Wings traded F Anthony Mantha to the Washington Capitals for F Richard Panik, F Jakub Vrana a 2021 1st round pick and a 2022 2nd round pick.

By Nick Lanciani

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