The Stars have acquired Cole Brady in a three-team trade with the Flames and Devils.
Brady was a fifth-round pick of the Devils in 2019. The 23-year-old netminder has gone 4-2-2 with a 3.03 GAA and .886 SV% in nine games at UMass-Amherst (NCAA) this season.
The Flames have acquired Artem Grushnikov in a three-team trade with the Stars and Devils.
Grushnikov was a second-round pick (No.48 overall) of the Stars in 2021. The 20-year-old Russian defenseman turned pro at the end of his 2023 season with the Hamilton Bulldogs (OHL) and has five points (1G / 4A) in 45 AHL games since. He should report to Calgary's AHL affiliate.
The Stars have acquired Chris Tanev in a three-team trade with the Flames and Devils.
The Stars gave up a 2024 second-round pick, a 2026 fourth-round pick, Artem Grushnikov and a conditional 2026 third-round pick to acquire Tanev. The Flames retained 50 percent of Tanev's $4.5M AAV cap-hit, while the Devils' retained 25 percent. Tanev is a rugged defenseman, who has racked up 171 blocked shots this season to go along with one goal and 13 assists (14 points) in 56 games. He should bring plenty of stability to the Stars' second-pairing.
The Blue Jackets acquired Alex Nylander and a 2026 sixth-round draft pick in exchange for Emil Bemstrom on Thursday.
Nylander was never able to secure a full-time role with the Penguins, making just 14 appearances for the team over the last two seasons. The former eighth-overall pick has played primarily with the AHL's Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins this season, scoring 17 goals and adding 15 assists in 43 games.
Bemstrom was acquired from the Blue Jackets on Thursday in exchange for Alex Nylander and a 2026 sixth-round pick..
A fourth-round pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, Bemstrom scored 31 goals and 38 assists in 204 games across parts of five seasons in Columbus, playing predominantly in the team's bottom-six. It's unclear where the Penguins plan to deploy the 24-year-old Swede in their lineup.
The Jets have acquired Sean Monahan from the Canadiens for a 2024 first-round pick and a conditional 2027 third-round pick.
The Canadiens will receive a 2027 third-round pick if the Winnipeg Jets win the Stanley Cup. Monahan has a $1.985M cap-hit and is set to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of 2023-24. The 29-year-old centre had 13 goals and 22 assists (35 points) in 49 games with Montreal prior to the trade. He should settle in as the Jets' No.2 centre.
The Flames have acquired Hunter Brzustewicz, Andrei Kuzmenko, Joni Jurmo, a 2024 first-round pick and a conditional 2024 fourth-round pick from the Canucks for Elias Lindholm.
Brzustewicz was a third-round pick (No.75 overall) of the Canucks in the 2023 NHL Draft. The 19-year-old defenseman is in his second year with Kitchener (OHL), where he leads all OHL defensemen with 69 points (8G / 61A) in 47 games.
Source: @NHLFlames 01/31/24, 9:19 pm EST
The Flames have acquired Andrei Kuzmenko, a 2024 first round pick, Hunter Brzustewicz, Joni Jurmo, a 2024 first-round pick and a conditional 2024 fourth round pick from the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for Elias Lindholm.
Kuzmenko is on his way to Calgary as the key piece to the trade for Elias Lindholm after struggling to live up to the 39-goal season he posted as a rookie. Kuzmenko reportedly had to waive a no-trade clause in order to facilitate the deal, as the Flames were said to be on his 12-team no-trade list. The 27-year-old should be in line for a bigger role in Calgary after struggling to secure minutes in Vancouver's top-six this season. Kuzmenko scored eight goals and added 13 assists in 43 games for the Canucks this season while playing less than 15 minutes a night.
Source: @NHLFlames 01/31/24, 9:14 pm EST
The Canucks have acquired Lindholm from the Flames in exchange for Anderi Kuzmenko, Hunter Brzustewicz, Joni Jurmo, a 2024 first-round pick, and a conditional 2024 fourth-round draft pick.
With his contract set to expire at the end of this season, Elias Lindholm was long rumoured to be one of the top trade targets in the NHL this season, and that came to fruition on Wednesday when the Canucks acquired him in exchange for Andrei Kuzmenko, a pair of prospects, a first-round draft pick, and a conditional fourth-round draft pick. Lindholm had struggled to produce at his usual clip in Calgary this season, registering just nine goals and 23 assists in 49 games despite playing over 20 minutes a night. It's been reported that Lindholm did not agree to any sort of extension with Vancouver as part of the deal, so he does appear to be a rental for the time being. You can expect him to centre one of Vancouver's top two lines, though we likely won't get an official projected lineup until after the All-Star break.
Source: @NHLFlames 01/31/24, 9:13 pm EST
The Flames have acquired Joni Jurmo, Andrei Kuzmenko, Hunter Brzustewicz, a 2024 first-round pick and a conditional 2024 fourth-round pick from the Canucks for Elias Lindholm.
Jurmo was a third-round pick (No.82 overall) of the Canucks in 2020 and has spent the entire 2023-24 season in the Liiga (Finland) with Ilves Tampere and KooKoo Kouvola. In total, the 6-foot-3, 207 lbs. left-shot defenseman has tallied one goal and two assists (three points) in 34 Liiga games.
Source: @NHLFlames 01/31/24, 9:16 pm EST
Minnesota has acquired Will Butcher from Pittsburgh for Maxim Cajkovic.
Minnesota completed a minor deal Thursday as it moved right winger Maxim Cajkovic to Pittsburgh for Will Butcher. The 29-year-old Butcher has played in a limited amount of games this season for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL) but had three goals, seven points and six PIMs in 14 games prior to the trade.
Pittsburgh has acquired Maxim Cajkovic from Minnesota for Will Butcher.
Cajkovic has been dealt to Pittsburgh for Will Butcher in a minor deal Thursday. The 23-year-old right-winger has bounced from both of Iowa's minor league teams this season but played majority with the Heartlanders (ECHL) and had 12 goals and 18 points in 20 games.
Montreal has acquired Filip Cederqvist for future considerations from Buffalo.
Cederqvist was Buffalo's 2019 fifth round pick (143rd overall) but has been acquired Thursday from Montreal for future considerations from the Sabres. The 23-year-old will provide Laval (AHL) some much needed offensive depth after he had a goal, three assists, 11 PIMs and a -5 plus/minus in 19 games played with Rochester (AHL).
The Ducks acquired Cutter Gauthier from the Flyers on Monday in exchange for defenseman Jamie Drysdale and a 2025 second-round draft pick.
It was a shocking, blockbuster trade between the Flyers and Ducks on Monday, as Philadelphia opted to move on from their fifth-overall pick in the 2022 NHL Entry Draft in exchange for the sixth-overall pick in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft, Jamie Drysdale, and a second-round draft pick. While Drysdale already has parts of four NHL seasons under his belt, Gauthier is still playing with Boston College in the NCAA, where he's racked up 13 goals and ten assists in 17 games this season.
The Flyers acquired Drysdale and a 2025 second-round draft pick from the Ducks on Monday in exchange for left winger Cutter Gauthier.
It's a shocking move considering Anaheim selected Drysdale sixth overall just three and a half years ago in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft. Drysdale had played ten games with the Ducks this season, scoring one goal and adding four assists and was recently promoted to the team's top power-play unit. In exchange, the Ducks acquire the fifth-overall pick in the 2022 NHL Entry Draft, Cutter Gauthier.
Rem Pitlick has been traded to Chicago for a 2026 seventh round pick Saturday.
The Kraken acquired Tatar from the Avalanche on Friday.
Tatar was traded to Seattle in exchange for a 2024 fifth-round draft pick. Tatar's time in Colorado lasted just 27 games, where he scored one goal and added eight assists while playing just over 11 minutes a night.
Source: Aarif Deen 12/15/23, 7:09 pm EST
The Canucks acquired Cicek from the Sharks on Friday.
Cicek was acquired along with a 2024 sixth-round draft pick in exchange for forward Jack Studnicka. The 23-year-old defenseman is yet to appear in the NHL this season after playing 16 games with the Sharks a season ago. He has one goal and two assists in 18 games with the San Jose Barracuda (AHL) this season.
Source: @Canucks 12/15/23, 6:24 pm EST
The Sharks acquired Studnicka from the Canucks on Friday.
Studnicka was acquried in exchange for defenseman Nick Cicek and a 2024 sixth-round draft pick. Studnicka played five games with the Canucks this season, registering one goal and zero assists. He's spent most of his time in Abbotsford (AHL) this year, scoring one goal and adding six assists in nine games.
Source: @Canucks 12/15/23, 6:23 pm EST
The New York Islanders have acquired Robert Bortuzzo for a 2024 7th round pick.
Bortuzzo has yet to pick up a point while only appearing in four games thus far in 2023-24 with St. Louis and has been dealt to the New York Islanders for a 2024 7th round pick. The 34-year-old defensemen is in the second year of a two-year, $1.9 million contract ($950,000 AAV) and will replace Ryan Pulock (lower body), who was placed on the Injured Reserve earlier Friday.