Category Archives: Deadline Deals

Blackhawks and Ducks swap minor leaguers

In a late transaction prior to the 3 PM ET trade deadline on Wednesday the Anaheim Ducks acquired forwards Sam Carrick and Spencer Abbott from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for left winger Kenton Helgesen and a 7th round pick in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft.

Unknown-1Carrick, 25, has yet to play in a NHL game this season, but has appeared in 19 career NHL games since the 2014-2015 season for the Toronto Maple Leafs. He has 1-1-2 totals and 13 penalty minutes in his young NHL career.

Additionally, Carrick has been in 249 career AHL games with the Toronto Marlies and Rockford IceHogs, notching 52 goals and 76 assists for 128 points since the 2012-2013 season. He had 11-17-28 totals in 57 games played with Rockford this season prior to being traded.

The 6’0″, 207-pound forward has played in 36 career Calder Cup Playoff games with 6-11-17 totals.

He was drafted by 144th overall in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft by Toronto and can become an unrestricted free agent this July.

Abbott, 28, has appeared in two career NHL games since the 2013-2014 season with the Maple Leafs and the Blackhawks. He has yet to record his first career NHL point.

In 240 career AHL games with the Marlies and IceHogs, Abbott has 64 goals and 119 assists for 183 points since the 2011-2012 season. He had 15-20-35 totals in 53 games so far this season with Rockford. Abbott has participated in 29 career Calder Cup Playoff games and has nine goals and 13 assists for 22 points in that span.

He was undrafted and can become an unrestricted free agent on July 1st.

Abbott and Carrick will report to the Anaheim Ducks AHL affiliate, the San Diego Gulls.

imgresHelgesen, 22, has yet to make his NHL debut and has recorded five goals and 13 assists for 18 points in 69 career ECHL games with the Utah Grizzlies.

The 6’3″, 194-pound forward had 3-10-13 totals in 38 games played with Utah prior to being traded Wednesday. Helgesen has played in four ECHL playoff games in his short professional career since 2016.

He was originally drafted 187th overall by Anaheim in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft and is a pending restricted free agent this summer.

Florida completes minor trade with New Jersey

Shortly before Wednesday afternoon’s trade deadline the Florida Panthers swapped minor leaguers with the New Jersey Devils. Florida traded right winger Shane Harper to New Jersey. In return, the Panthers received defenseman Reece Scarlett.

New Jersey Devils LogoHarper is a 28-year-old right winger who made his NHL debut earlier this season with the Panthers and played in 14 games, yielding two goals and one assist. In 39 games with the AHL’s Springfield Thunderbirds this season, Harper had 7-12-19 totals.

He will report to New Jersey’s AHL affiliate, the Albany Devils.

Florida_Panthers_logo_2016Scarlett is a 23-year-old defenseman who has yet to make his NHL debut and was drafted by the Devils 159th overall in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. In 50 games with the Albany Devils this season, Scarlett had 4-17-21 totals.

He will report to Florida’s AHL affiliate, the Springfield Thunderbirds.

Tampa Bay flips Streit to Pittsburgh

Earlier on Wednesday, the Tampa Bay Lightning acquired defenseman Mark Streit from the Philadelphia Flyers. Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman then flipped Streit to the Pittsburgh Penguins prior to the 3 PM ET trade deadline later that day.

Unknown-3Pittsburgh sent a 2018 4th round pick in exchange for Streit from Tampa Bay. The Lightning retained 50% of Streit’s salary.

The 39-year-old defenseman can become an unrestricted free agent on July 1st.

He had 5-16-21 totals with in 49 games with the Flyers this season and is a native of Bern, Switzerland. The 5’11”, 191-pound blue liner has played 11 seasons in the league for the Montreal Canadiens, New York Islanders and Flyers, amassing 95 goals and 333 assists in his time for 428 points in his career.

pittsburgh_penguins_logoAdditionally, Streit has four goals and nine assists in 31 career Stanley Cup Playoff games.

He was originally drafted by Montreal in the ninth round (262nd overall) of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.

Blue Jackets acquire Lauri Korpikoski from Dallas

The Columbus Blue Jackets made another trade late Wednesday afternoon, this time with the Dallas Stars. Columbus sent defenseman Dillon Heatherington to the Stars in exchange for winger Lauri Korpikoski.

Unknown-2Heatherington, 21, had 1-5-6 totals in 38 games played for the Cleveland Monsters (AHL) this season.

He contributed to Lake Erie’s Calder Cup championship last season in his rookie year of professional hockey, appearing in 15 Calder Cup Playoff games and contributing three assists.

He has played in 104 career AHL games and has 26 career points over the course of two seasons. The 6’4″, 215-pound native of Calgary, Alberta was selected by Columbus 50th overall in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. Heatherington will report to Dallas’s AHL affiliate, the Texas Stars.

Columbus Blue Jackets LogoKorpikoski, 30, had 8-12-20 totals in 60 games played for Dallas this season. The Turku, Finland native has 86 goals and 115 assists (201 points) in 600 career NHL games among the New York Rangers, Arizona Coyotes, Edmonton Oilers and Stars.

The 6’1″, 195-pound winger has two goals and three assists in 30 career Stanley Cup Playoff games.

He recorded career highs in goals, assists and points in the 2010-2011 season with Arizona amassing 19-21-40 totals in 79 games. Korpikoski was selected by the Rangers 19th overall in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.

TRADE: Boston acquires Drew Stafford from Winnipeg

Despite indicating that the Boston Bruins would likely be inactive at the deadline, Bruins general manager Don Sweeney added a little depth where he saw fit in the acquisition of veteran winger Drew Stafford from the Winnipeg Jets in exchange for a conditional 6th round pick in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft.

Unknown-7Stafford is a 31-year-old versatile winger in his 11th season in the NHL and appeared in 40 games thus far with the Jets.

He brings his 4-9-13 totals and 12 penalty minutes to Boston after Wednesday’s trade.

The Milwaukee, Wisconsin native was originally drafted by the Buffalo Sabres 13th overall at the 2004 NHL Entry Draft and has 179 goals and 213 assists for 392 points in 707 career NHL games.

Additionally, Stafford has appeared in 24 Stanley Cup Playoff games for Winnipeg and Buffalo, amassing four goals and five assists for nine career postseason points.

He had a career high in goals (31) and points (52) in 62 games for the Sabres in 2010-2011 and notched nine goals and 15 assists in 50 games with Buffalo before being traded to the Jets, where he went on to score nine more goals and collect 10 assists over the last 26 games of the 2014-2015 season.

The 6’2″, 214-pound winger can become an unrestricted free agent on July 1st if he does not re-sign with the Bruins this offseason.

Unknown-4The conditions of the 2018 6th round pick involved in the transaction are as follows.

If Drew Stafford plays in 50% or more of the rest of the 2016-2017 regular season games and playoffs and the Bruins win Round 1, then the 2018 6th round pick becomes a 2018 4th round pick for Winnipeg.

TRADE: Leafs deal Corrado to Pittsburgh, acquire Fehr, Oleksy

The Toronto Maple Leafs got involved in a little trade deadline action on Wednesday afternoon, trading defenseman Frank Corrado to the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for forward Eric Fehr, defenseman Steven Oleksy and a 4th round pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft.

UnknownFehr is a 31-year-old forward played in 52 games with Pittsburgh this season prior to the trade and had 6-5-11 totals, as well as 14 penalty minutes.

In 561 career NHL games among the Washington Capitals, Winnipeg Jets and Penguins, Fehr recorded 103 goals and 99 assists (202 points).

Additionally, Fehr has been part of 60 Stanley Cup Playoffs games with Washington and Pittsburgh, notching eight goals and two assists in his postseason career. He was a member of the 2016 Stanley Cup champion Penguins team last season.

Fehr has two years left on his current contract and a cap hit of $2.000 million according to CapFriendly. He was the 18th overall selection by Washington at the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.

Oleksy, 31, is a defenseman who had been part of 11 games with the Pens this season, collecting one assist and 24 penalty minutes. He has played 73 career NHL games among the Washington and Pittsburgh, amassing 3-17-20 career totals. Oleksy has played in seven career Stanley Cup Playoff games, all of them with Washington in 2013, where he registered one point.

The Maple Leafs will utilize Oleksy’s services in their AHL organization, the Toronto Marlies.

pittsburgh_penguins_logoCorrado, 23, has played in two games this season with Toronto and 18 games with the Marlies (AHL). While in the AHL, Corrado has recorded 1-11-12 totals.

He has appeared in 69 career NHL games with the Vancouver Canucks and the Maple Leafs and was originally drafted by Vancouver 15oth overall at the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

In parts of six AHL seasons, Corrado has 14-37-51 totals. The arbitration eligible, pending restricted free agent on July 1st will report to Pittsburgh’s AHL affiliate, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.

TRADE: Flyers get Filppula, Lightning flip Streit

The Philadelphia Flyers made a splash in the trading market acquiring the service of center Valtteri Filppula, a 2017 4th round pick and a conditional 2017 7th round pick from the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for defenseman Mark Streit.

The Flyers retained 4.7% of Streit’s salary in the deal.

Philadelphia Flyers LogoFilppula was drafted 95th overall in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft by the Detroit Red Wings. The 32-year-old forward is a native of Vantaa, Finland and had 7-27-34 totals in 59 games played with Tampa this season.

He has 152 goals and 270 assists for 422 points in 775 career NHL games with the Red Wings and the Lightning, in addition to 24-55-79 totals in 152 Stanley Cup Playoff appearances.

The veteran center was a member of the 2008 Stanley Cup champion Red Wings.

Unknown-3Streit was acquired by the Lightning on Wednesday afternoon before being flipped to the Pittsburgh Penguins. He leaves the Flyers organization after almost four complete seasons with the team and having served as an alternate captain for the last three.

He has 5-16-21 totals in 49 games played this season and amassed 30-110-140 totals in 274 games as a member of Philadelphia.

TRADE: Colorado and Arizona swap minor leaguers

In another early trade during the March 1st trade deadline, the Colorado Avalanche sent left winger Joe Whitney to the Arizona Coyotes and received left wing Brendan Ranford in return.

Unknown-3Whitney is a 29-year-old native of Reading, Massachusetts and had 11-17-28 totals for the San Antonio Rampage in 55 games played prior to being traded.

He made his NHL debut with the New Jersey Devils in the 2013-2014 season and has one goal in five career NHL games.

The veteran winger is an unrestricted free agent this July, if not re-signed.

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Ranford is a 24-year-old native of Lais, Germany and had 6-11-17 totals in 46 games played between the Texas Stars and the Tucson Roadrunners this season.

He made his NHL debut with the Dallas Stars and played in one game during the 2014-2015 season.

He could become an unrestricted free agent in July.

TRADE: COL and WSH make minor move

Early in the day on Wednesday the Colorado Avalanche and the Washington Capitals swapped minor league players.

The Avalanche acquired goaltender Joe Cannata in exchange for defenseman Cody Corbett.

Unknown-1Cannata is a 27-year-old native of Wakefield, Massachusetts who was originally drafted by the Vancouver Canucks 173rd overall in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

In 22 appearances with the Hershey Bears (AHL) this season, Cannata amassed a 11-5-4 record with a 3.22 GAA and a .876 save percentage.

The veteran goaltender also played in three games with the South Carolina Stingrays (ECHL) this season with a perfect 3-0-0 record in addition to a 2.33 GAA and a .916 SV%.

Washington Capitals LogoCorbett is a 23-year-old native of Lakeland, Minnesota who was undrafted. In 23 games with the San Antonio Rampage (AHL), Corbett had two goals and eight assists. He has 8-17-25 totals in 93 career AHL games.

The pending restricted free agent had 2-3-5 totals in seven games with the ECHL’s Colorado Eagles.

Corbett played junior hockey with the Edmonton Oil Kings for three seasons, winning two WHL championships and a Memorial Cup championship in 2013-2014.

TRADE: Ottawa sends Lazar and Kostka to Calgary

The Ottawa Senators traded Curtis Lazar and Mike Kostka on Wednesday afternoon to the Calgary Flames in exchange for Jyrki Jokipakka and a 2017 2nd round pick.

Unknown-4Lazar was selected by Ottawa with the 17th overall pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft and is a pending restricted free agent on July 1st. The 22-year-old forward had one assist in 33 games played with the Senators this season.

In 176 regular season games in Ottawa, Lazar compiled 12-24-36 totals prior to being traded to Calgary.

Kostka is a 31-year-old defenseman who appeared in 15 games with the Senators last season and has yet to play in a NHL game this season. In 46 games with the AHL’s Binghamton Senators this season, Kostka notched 1-11-12 totals.

The veteran defenseman has four goals and 17 assists in 85 career NHL games with the Toronto Maple Leafs, Chicago Blackhawks, Tampa Bay Lightning, New York Rangers and Senators. Kostka is a pending unrestricted free agent in July.

Unknown-6Jokipakka has one goal and five assists in 38 games this season with the Flames. The 25-year-old defenseman has 3-25-28 totals and 34 penalty minutes in 147 career NHL games with the Dallas Stars and Flames. Dallas originally selected him 195th overall at the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

The native of Tampere, Finland appeared in two of three games for Finland at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey and is a pending restricted free agent this July.