2021-22 NHL Trade Tracker

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The ProHockeyTalk 2021-22 NHL Trade Tracker is your one-stop shop for all completed deals. The 2022 NHL trade deadline was Monday, March 21 at 3 p.m. ET.

March 21, 2022 (*This trade has been invalidated by the NHL)
Anaheim Ducks:
 Evgenii Dadonov
Vegas Golden Knights: 2024 conditional second-round pick, John Moore, Ryan Kesler

March 21, 2022
Minnesota Wild:
Future considerations (MIN retains 50% of Rask’s contract)
Seattle Kraken: Victor Rask

March 21, 2022 (Link)
Pittsburgh Penguins
: Rickard Rakell
Anaheim Ducks: 2022 second-round pick, Zach Aston-Reese, Dominik Simon, Calle Clang, (ANA retains 35% of Rakell’s contract)

March 21, 2022 (Link)
New York Rangers
: Andrew Copp, 2023 sixth-round pick
Winnipeg Jets: two 2022 conditional second-round picks, 2023 fifth-round pick, Morgan Barron

[MORE: Copp, Braun make Rangers more balanced after trade deadline]

March 21, 2022
San Jose Sharks: Antoine Morand
Tampa Bay Lightning: Alexei Melnichuk

March 21, 2022
Chicago Blackhawks: 2024 fifth-round pick
Calgary Flames: Ryan Carpenter

March 21, 2022
Dallas Stars
: Vladislav Namestnikov
Detroit Red Wings: 2024 fourth-round pick (DET retains 50% of Namestnikov’s contract)

March 21, 2022
Edmonton Oilers: Brett Kulak
Montreal Canadiens: William Lagesson, 2022 conditional second-round pick, 2024 seventh-round pick (MTL retains 50% of Kulak’s contract)

March 21, 2022
Winnipeg Jets:
Markus Phillips
Los Angeles Kings: Nelson Nogier

March 21, 2022 (Link)
Columbus Blue Jackets
: Aidan Hreschuk
Carolina Hurricanes: Max Domi, Tyler Inamoto
Florida Panthers: Egor Korshkov, 2022 sixth-round pick (from CBJ)

March 21, 2022
Edmonton Oilers: Derick Brassard (EDM retains 50% of Brassard’s contract)
Philadelphia Flyers: 2023 fourth-round pick

March 21, 2022
New York Rangers: Tyler Motte
Vancouver Canucks: 2023 fourth-round pick

March 21, 2022
New Jersey Devils: Andrew Hammond
Montreal Canadiens: Nathan Schnarr

[MORE: Trade deadline a much-needed win for Canadiens]

March 21, 2022
New York Rangers: Nick Merkley
San Jose Sharks: Anthony Bitetto

March 21, 2022
Ottawa Senators: Michael McNiven
Calgary Flames: Future considerations

March 21, 2022
Arizona Coyotes: Future considerations
Tampa Bay Lightning: Riley Nash

March 21, 2022
Ottawa Senators: 2022 fifth-round pick
Winnipeg Jets: Zach Sanford

March 21, 2022
Arizona Coyotes: 2023 third-round pick (ARZ retains 50% of Larsson’s contract)
Washington Capitals: Johan Larsson

March 21, 2022
San Jose Sharks: 2024 fifth-round pick (SJS retains 50% of Cogliano’s contract)
Colorado Avalanche: Andrew Cogliano

March 21, 2022
Detroit Red Wings: Jake Walman, Oskar Sundqvist, 2023 second-round pick (DET retains 50% of Leddy’s contract)
St. Louis Blues: Nick Leddy, Luke Witkowski

March 21, 2022
Colorado Avalanche: Artturi Lehkonen
Montreal Canadiens: 2024 second-round pick, Justin Barron (MTL retains 50% of Lehkonen’s contract)

March 21, 2022
Ottawa Senators: Zach Senyshyn, 2022 fifth-round pick
Boston Bruins: Josh Brown, 2022 conditional seventh-round pick

March 21, 2022
Nashville Predators: Alex Biega
Toronto Maple Leafs: Future considerations

March 21, 2022
Nashville Predators: Brayden Burke
Los Angeles Kings: Frédéric Allard

March 21, 2022
New York Rangers: Justin Braun
Philadelphia Flyers: 2023 third-round pick

March 21, 2022
Arizona Coyotes: Nathan Smith, Bryan Little
Winnipeg Jets: 2022 fourth-round pick

March 21, 2022
Washington Capitals: Marcus Johansson
Seattle Kraken: Daniel Sprong, 2022 fourth-round pick, 2023 sixth-round pick (SEA retains 50% of Johansson’s contract)

March 21, 2022
Minnesota Wild: Jacob Middleton
San Jose Sharks: Kaapo Kähkönen, 2022 fifth-round pick

March 21, 2022 (Link)
Minnesota Wild: 2022 conditional second-round pick
Chicago Blackhawks: Marc-Andre Fleury (CHI retains 50% of Fleury’s contract)

[MORE: With Fleury trade, Wild boldly aim to fix biggest weakness]

March 21, 2022
Minnesota Wild: 2022 second-round pick
Arizona Coyotes: Jack McBain

March 21, 2022
Winnipeg Jets: 2022 conditional seventh-round pick
Pittsburgh Penguins: Nathan Beaulieu

March 20, 2022
Winnipeg Jets: Mason Appleton
Seattle Kraken: 2023 fourth-round pick

March 20, 2022
Nashville Predators: Jeremy Lauzon
Seattle Kraken: 2022 second-round pick

March 20, 2022
Dallas Stars: Scott Wedgewood
Arizona Coyotes: 2023 conditional fourth-round pick

March 20, 2022
Ottawa Senators:
Mathieu Joseph, 2022 fourth-round pick
Tampa Bay Lightning: Nick Paul

March 20, 2022 (Link)
Seattle Kraken:
 2022 second-round pick, 2023 second-round pick, 2024 third-round pick (SEA retains 50% of Giordano’s contract)
Toronto Maple Leafs: Mark Giordano, Colin Blackwell

March 20, 2022 (Link)
Vancouver Canucks:
Travis Dermott
Toronto Maple Leafs: 2022 third-round pick

March 20, 2022
Los Angeles Kings:
Troy Stecher
Detroit Red Wings: 2022 seventh-round pick

March 20, 2022
Ottawa Senators:
Travis Hamonic
Vancouver Canucks: 2022 third-round pick

March 20, 2022 
Florida Panthers: Robert Hägg
Philadelphia Flyers: 2022 sixth-round pick

March 19, 2022 (Link)
Florida Panthers: Claude Giroux, 2024 fifth-round pick, Connor Bunnaman, German Rubtsov
Philadelphia Flyers: 2023 third-round pick, 2024 conditional first-round pick, Owen Tippett (PHI retains 50% of Giroux’s contract)

[MORE: Claude Giroux arrives in Florida: ‘Time to go to work’]

March 19, 2022 
Anaheim Ducks: 2023 third-round pick
Minnesota Wild: Nicolas Deslauriers

March 19, 2022 (Link)
Anaheim Ducks: 2022 first-round pick, 2023 second-round pick, 2024 second-round pick, Urho Vaakanainen, John Moore (ANA retains 50% of Lindholm’s contract)
Boston Bruins: Hampus Lindholm, Kodie Curran

March 18, 2022 (Link)
Chicago Blackhawks: Boris Katchouk, Taylor Raddysh, 2023 first-round pick, 2024 first-round pick
Tampa Bay Lightning: Brandon Hagel, 2022 conditional fourth-round pick, 2024 conditional fourth-round pick

March 16, 2022 (Link)
Florida Panthers: Ben Chiarot
Montreal Canadiens: 2023 conditional first-round pick, 2022 conditional fourth-round pick, Ty Smilanic (MTL retains 50% of Chiarot’s contract)

March 16, 2022 (Link)
Seattle Kraken: 2022 second-round pick, 2023 third-round pick, 2024 seventh-round pick (SEA retains 50% of Järnkrok’s contract)
Calgary Flames: Calle Järnkrok

March 16, 2022 (Link)
Florida Panthers: 2022 fourth-round pick
New York Rangers: Frank Vatrano

March 15, 2022 (Link)
Minnesota Wild: Tyson Jost
Colorado Avalanche: Nico Sturm

March 14, 2022 (Link)
Anaheim Ducks: Drew Helleson, 2023 second-round pick (ANA retains 50% of Manson’s contract)
Colorado Avalanche: Josh Manson

March 3, 2022
San Jose Sharks: Alex Stalock
Edmonton Oilers: Future considerations

March 2, 2022
Calgary Flames: Michael McNiven
Montreal Canadiens: Future considerations

Feb. 22, 2022
Arizona Coyotes: 2024 seventh-round pick
Bruins Bruins: Michael Callahan

Feb. 21, 2022
Arizona Coyotes: Future considerations
Toronto Maple Leafs: Carter Hutton

Feb. 19, 2022 (Link)
Arizona Coyotes: Nick Ritchie, 2025 conditional second-round pick
Toronto Maple Leafs: Ryan Dzingel, Ilya Lyubushkin

Feb. 14, 2022 (Link)
Calgary Flames: Tyler Toffoli
Montreal Canadiens: Tyler Pitlick, Emil Heineman, 2022 first-round pick, 2023 fifth-round pick, 2024 fourth-round pick

Feb. 12, 2022
Minnesota Wild: Brandon Braddock
Montreal Canadiens: Andrew Hammond

Feb. 1, 2022
Nashville Predators: Jimmy Huntington
Tampa Bay Lightning: Anthony Richard

Feb. 1, 2022
Dallas Stars: Alexey Lipanov
Tampa Bay Lightning: Tye Felhaber

Jan. 5, 2022
Chicago Blackhawks: Sam Lafferty
Pittsburgh Penguins: Alex Nylander

Dec. 29, 2021
Minnesota Wild: Nolan Stevens
St. Louis Blues: Will Bitten

Dec. 15, 2021
New Jersey Devils: Jon Gillies
St. Louis Blues: Future considerations

Dec. 9, 2021
Chicago Blackhawks: Kurtis Gabriel
Toronto Maple Leafs: Chad Krys

Dec. 2, 2021 (Link)
Buffalo Sabres: Malcolm Subban
Chicago Blackhawks: Future considerations

Nov. 30, 2021
Nashville Predators: Kole Sherwood
Ottawa Senators: Future considerations

Nov. 16, 2021
St. Louis Blues: Future considerations
Toronto Maple Leafs: Kyle Clifford

Nov. 4, 2021 (Link)
Buffalo Sabres: Johnny Boychuk
New York Islanders: Future considerations

Nov. 4, 2021 (Link)
Buffalo Sabres: Alex Tuch, Peyton Krebs, 2022 conditional first-round pick, 2023 conditional second-round pick
Vegas Golden Knights: Jack Eichel, 2023 conditional third-round pick

Oct. 24, 2021
Ottawa Senators: Dylan Gambrell
San Jose Sharks: 2022 seventh-round pick

Stanley Cup champion Avalanche steadily returning to health

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Had his coach been watching, this might have made for an anxious moment: Colorado Avalanche defenseman Cale Makar catching an edge and falling in the fastest skater contest.

Jared Bednar wasn’t tuned in, though, and had no idea what happened in the skills contest over All-Star weekend. Only that Makar emerged from his crash into the boards just fine.

These days, things are definitely looking up for the Stanley Cup champions on the injury front. Defenseman Bowen Byram returns to the lineup, along with forward Valeri Nichushkin. Defenseman Josh Manson is creeping closer to a return. Same for captain Gabriel Landeskog, who’s yet to play this season. Forward Darren Helm is progressing, too.

In spite of all their bumps and bruises, the Avalanche entered the All-Star break in a playoff spot. To weather the injury storm, Colorado has relied on 39 different skaters this season, a mark that’s tied for the most in a single season since the team relocated to Denver in 1995.

“Anybody we can get back right now is huge,” said Makar, whose team kicks off a three-game trip Tuesday night in Pittsburgh.

Byram returns after being sidelined with a lower-body injury since early November. He was an integral part of their Stanley Cup run a season ago, when he led all rookies with nine assists in the postseason. Byram was off to a fast start this season – two goals and three assists in 10 games – before his injury.

“He’s looking great. He’s buzzing out there,” Makar said of his fellow blue liner. “Hopefully it doesn’t take him too long to get back into game mode. But I think he’s a guy that can turn it on pretty quickly.”

Byram missed a chunk of games last season as he dealt with concussion symptoms. This time, he was able to be around the team as he worked his way back.

“I was just happy it wasn’t my head,” Byram said. “It was a lot easier to be out when you’re still feeling good and feel like yourself. … I’m just excited to get going again.”

Count on Byram for as many minutes as necessary, too.

“I’m 100%, so no reason to ease into it,” Byram said. “I’m confident with jumping back in.”

Manson will join the Avalanche on the trip so he can skate with the squad. He’s been out with a lower-body injury since the start of December.

“I do think it helps to get on the road, be around the guys,” Bednar said.

Landeskog could be back “fairly soon,” Bednar said, but didn’t have a definitive timeline quite yet. The longtime Avalanche captain has been sidelined since knee surgery in October.

The Avalanche entered the All-Star break on quite a roll, winning seven of their last eight. They’ve amassed 57 points, which trails Dallas (66 points at the All-Star break), Winnipeg (65) and Minnesota (58) in the Central Division.

One thing the Avalanche are guarding against is another slow start out off the break. It happened over Christmas when the team had a few days off and promptly went 0-4-1 upon their return.

“It’s just shifting the mentality back to game mode. No more vacation,” Makar said. “We still have a long way to go. We’re not where we want to be right now. But there’s a lot of time left.”

Kraken add some size, acquire Jaycob Megna from San Jose

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SEATTLE — The Seattle Kraken acquired defenseman Jaycob Megna from the San Jose Sharks in exchange for a 2023 fourth-round draft pick.

Megna is in the midst of his best season with 12 points in 48 games for the Sharks while averaging more than 19 minutes per game.

“Jaycob has shown with his play this season that he is a responsible defenseman that can be relied on in all situations,” Seattle general manager Ron Francis said. “He provides welcome depth to our defensive group and we are happy to have him join our organization.”

The 6-foot-6, 220-pound Megna will add some size and bulk to Seattle’s lineup. Megna ranked fifth for San Jose in both blocked shots and hits.

Megna previously played for Anaheim for parts of three seasons between 2016-19. The 48 games played this season is a career-high for the 30-year-old.

Seattle is tied for the lead in the Pacific Division and will return from the All-Star break beginning against the New York Islanders.

Islanders sign Bo Horvat to 8-year deal after trading for him

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The New York Islanders signed center Bo Horvat to an eight-year contract less than a week after acquiring him in a trade with the Vancouver Canucks.

The team announced the contract after their first practice following the All-Star break. Horvat’s deal is worth $68 million and carries a $8.5 million salary cap hit through the 2030-31 season.

General manager Lou Lamoriello joked to reporters at practice on Long Island that Horvat’s contract was “too long and it’s too much money.”

The Islanders sent forward Anthony Beauvillier, prospect Aatu Raty and a protected first-round pick to the Canucks for Horvat . He was set to be an unrestricted free agent after the season, and the trade was a result of Vancouver and Horvat’s camp being unable to reach a deal last summer.

Lamoriello and Horvat expressed confidence about getting a deal done after the trade. The 27-year-old has scored more than 30 goals for a second consecutive season.

Horvat was chosen as an All-Star and played for the Pacific Division despite the trade. He played with longtime Canucks teammate Elias Pettersson and combined on one last goal together before parting ways.

“I want to get going,” Horvat said after the All-Star 3-on-3 tournament. “That’s enough. Let’s start playing some games and getting to know the guys. I just want to start playing hockey again.”

Horvat was on vacation with his family in Orlando when he was traded. He said coach Lane Lambert wanted him to enjoy All-Star festivities before getting rolling with the Islanders, who play at the Philadelphia Flyers.

“Obviously getting my legs under me is going to be No. 1 and getting systems down and obviously chemistry with the new linemates and stuff like that,” Horvat said.

After facing the Flyers and Seattle, Horvat will play against his former team when Vancouver visits UBS Arena.

Bruins rolling, rest of NHL making final push for playoffs

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SUNRISE, Fla. — Bruce Cassidy’s Vegas Golden Knights lost eight of 10 games going into the All-Star break after leading the Pacific Division at the midway point of the NHL season.

They’re still safely in a playoff spot in the Western Conference, but they can’t keep it up.

“We’re still in a good position – that’s the way we look at it,” Cassidy said. “There’s not too many teams that can cruise home the last 30 games in this league, and we’re certainly not one of them.”

Cassidy’s old team, the Boston Bruins, probably could. They’re atop the NHL and running away with the Atlantic Division.

With 39 wins and 83 points through 51 games, Boston is on pace to break the record for the best regular season in NHL history. The Carolina Hurricanes, who beat Boston in seven games in the first round last year, are next in the standings at 76 points.

“Top to bottom, there’s no weaknesses,” Carolina coach Rod Brind’Amour said.

The Bruins are in a class of their own, but the playoff races behind them in the East and West should be hot down the stretch with roughly 30 games to go before the chase for the Stanley Cup begins.

METROPOLITAN DIVISION

The Hurricanes rode a seven-game winning streak into the break, putting some fear into the Bruins in the race for the Presidents’ Trophy and home-ice advantage through the postseason. Winger Max Pacioretty re-tearing his right Achilles tendon five games into his return didn’t slow them down, and if their goaltending holds up, Carolina stands a good chance of reaching the East final.

“This team, it’s a special group of guys,” said Brind’Amour, who captained Carolina to the Cup in 2006 and is in his fifth year as coach. “We kind of show that nightly. It’s just very consistent, and they take their job real serious. They do it right.”

The second-place New Jersey Devils are contending for the first time since 2018. Bottoming out the next season helped them win the lottery for No. 1 pick Jack Hughes, a two-time All-Star who has them winning ahead of schedule.

“Much better than being out of the mix,” Hughes said. “We’re really excited because it’s going to be a lot of important hockey, and it’s going to be really competitive and we’re really pumped to be where we are.”

They’re followed by the New York Rangers, Washington Capitals, Pittsburgh Penguins and New York Islanders. All three New York-area teams could make it, which was the expectation for the Rangers after reaching the East final last year.

“I think the run last year really taught us a few things and stuff that we obviously could build on for the rest of this year,” 2021 Norris-Trophy winning defenseman Adam Fox said.

ATLANTIC

The Rangers lost to the Lightning in six games last spring, when two-time champion Tampa Bay reached the Stanley Cup Final for the third consecutive season before getting beat by the Colorado Avalanche.

The Lightning are almost certain to face the Toronto Maple Leafs – who haven’t won a playoff series since the NHL salary cap era began in 2005 – in the first round and remain a threat to the Bruins.

But Boston has separated itself despite starting the season without top left winger Brad Marchand and No. 1 defenseman Charlie McAvoy. The Bruins have lost only 12 games under new coach Jim Montgomery.

“You just keep winning,” said All-Star right winger David Pastrnak, who’s tied for third in the league in scoring. “Every single line and every single guy is going and it obviously builds our confidence. It’s funny sometimes what confidence can do in hockey.”

The Islanders should have some more confidence after acquiring 30-goal scorer Bo Horvat from Vancouver, but still need to make up ground to get in.

CENTRAL

Defending champion Colorado climbed in the standings – winning seven of eight going into the break despite an injury-riddled first half of the season. Captain Gabriel Landeskog still has not made his season debut since undergoing knee surgery. It would be foolish to bet against the Avs coming out of the West again.

“It’s up to us: We control our own fate,” All-Star center Nathan MacKinnon said. “We need to definitely keep playing the way we were before the break. No matter who’s in the lineup we were playing well, playing hard, so it would definitely help with healthy bodies.”

They still trail the Dallas Stars, Winnipeg Jets and Minnesota Wild in the Central, and the Nashville Predators are on their heels. Only the Stars and Jets are essentially guaranteed a spot.

“Every point, you grind for it,” Stars leading scorer Jason Robertson said. “Every point’s going to be a dog fight, so it’s going to be a fun 30 games down the stretch.”

PACIFIC

Undisputed MVP favorite Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers, who were swept by Colorado in the West final, have a little bit of catching up to do in the Pacific Division.

The top spot is held by the Seattle Kraken, who surprisingly are on pace to make the playoffs in their second season but still need to fend off the Los Angeles Kings and the Vegas Golden Knights.

Edmonton – and the Battle of Alberta rival Calgary Flames – have the talent to not only get in but make a run. McDavid leads the league with 41 goals and 92 points, 16 more than No. 2 scorer and teammate Leon Draisaitl, and is producing unlike anyone since Hall of Famer Mario Lemieux in the mid-1990s.

Now he’ll try to carry the Oilers into the playoffs and beyond.

“It hasn’t been easy at all for our group. We’ve kind of had to battle for everything that we’ve got,” McDavid said. “We’ve always been a second-half team for whatever reason. Even since my first year, we’ve always been better in the second half, so we’ll definitely look to continue that. That being said, we’re not going to hang our hat on that and expect that to carry us to the playoffs. There’s a lot of work to be done.”