NHL Trade Deadline 2019: Trade tracker and analysis on deadline day deals

It's the NHL trade deadline! Who's loading up in the hopes of making a run at the Stanley Cup? Who's biding their time and building for the future? We're tracking the trades as they happen and breaking down every deal.
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Follow all of the day’s deals in our 2018 NHL Trade Tracker, with The Hockey News' resident experts Ken Campbell, Ryan Kennedy, Matt Larkin and Jared Clinton providing instant analysis on each and every move.

WINNIPEG JETS acquire: Alex Broadhurst
COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS acquire: Future Considerations

THN's Take: This is an acquisition from which the Manitoba Moose will benefit, nothing more. Broadhurst has been a helpful hand for the Blue Jackets' AHL club, scoring eight goals and 29 points with the Cleveland Monsters this season, and the Moose can use that type of help up front. Broadhurst likely won't sniff the NHL lineup, however, unless it's as a Black Ace deep in the post-season. — Jared Clinton

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WINNIPEG JETS acquire: Matt Hendricks
MINNESOTA WILD acquire: 2020 7th round pick

THN's Take: Not much to see here. Hendricks is a depth add at a price one step up from “future considerations.” He can play center or the wing, he kills penalties and, having played for the Jets last year, he already has chemistry with Winnipeg’s dressing room, where he was well liked before. He’s a rah-rah morale booster and injury replacement, not likely to crack the Jets' everyday lineup otherwise. — Matt Larkin

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WINNIPEG JETS acquire: Nathan Beaulieu
MINNESOTA WILD acquire: 2019 6th round pick

THN's Take: We can pretty much see which way Nathan Beaulieu’s career is going these days. He was a first-round pick eight years ago, who was dealt for a third-rounder two years ago and a sixth-rounder at the 2019 trade deadline. But he has played 314 games and will give the Winnipeg Jets some experience and size on the blueline. Like Bogdan Keselevich, he should be pretty well rested when he shows up in Winnipeg. Even though Beaulieu skates well, has some offensive ability and can make some things happen offensively from the back end, he has barely been able to get into the lineup in Buffalo. — Ken Campbell

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FLORIDA PANTHERS acquire: Jean-Sebastien Dea
PITSTSBURGH PENGUINS acquire: Chris Wideman

THN's Take: Don't read into this beyond depth and potentially help on the farm. Wideman has done next to nothing for the Panthers since landing with the franchise by way of a late-December trade from the Edmonton Oilers, suiting up in one game and skating about a dozen minutes on the Cats' blueline. Dea, meanwhile, has played in 24 games this season as a fourth-line hand. Neither player will be of much consequence this season unless the Penguins fall injured — and we're talking really injured — on the back end down the stretch or in the post-season. — Jared Clinton

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WINNIPEG JETS acquire: Par Lindholm
TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS acquire: Nic Petan

THN's Take:The deal that saw Nic Petan traded from the Winnipeg Jets to the Toronto Maple Leafs for Par Lindholm was a classic case of two teams dealing players who have underperformed at the NHL level. But in Petan, the Maple Leafs get a far younger player with much more offensive potential. He was a point-per-game player in the American League last season and the Leafs control his rights, since he’ll be a restricted free agent with arbitration rights. The Leafs brought Lindholm in to be their fourth-line center this season, but instead he was moved to the wing in favor of Frederik Gauthier, then essentially lost that job on the wing to Trevor Moore, which basically rendered him very expendable. — Ken Campbell

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WINNIPEG JETS acquire: Bogdan Kiselevich
FLORIDA PANTHERS acquire: 7th round pick

THN's Take: If it’s true you can never have enough defensive depth in the playoffs – and it is – the acquisition of Bogdan Kiselevich for the Winnipeg Jets from the Florida Panthers makes a lot of sense. Kislevich is a hard-hitting defensive defenseman who came to the Panthers from the KHL as a free agent. But if you’re looking for a guy to replace Josh Morrissey if it turns out the latter is out of the lineup for an extended period of time, this is not your guy. In fact, Kiselevich was a healthy scratch for 11 of the past 12 games for one of the league’s bottom feeders. But he’s on a cheap deal that expires after this season so there is no risk in getting him. — Ken Campbell

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SAN JOSE SHARKS acquire: Jonathan Dahlen
VANCOUVER CANUCKS acquire: Linus Karlsson

THN's Take: Hmm. A bit of a head-scratcher here from the Canucks’ perspective. By most accounts, Dahlen was a nice little steal when Vancouver nabbed him from the Ottawa Senators in the 2017 Alexandre Burrows trade. Center/winger Dahlen, 21, is the son of ex-NHLer Ulf Dahlen. Jonathan owns a nifty set of mitts and possesses the ceiling to be a top-six forward at the NHL level. He’s acquitted himself pretty well in his first North American pro season at age 21, with 14 goals and 29 points in 50 games for AHL Utica.

So why deal him? Center Karlsson, 19, brings more size to the table, a more responsible defensive hockey sense and a good shot. The reports were that the Canucks had soured on Dahlen’s play in the AHL, so they’re swapping him for a younger forward with a bit more upside to tap into. But why change the tune on Dahlen with such a small sample size? Dahlen was the MVP of the Allsvenskan, Sweden’s second-tier league, last season. Karlsson has four goals in 48 games in that same league this year. In last year’s edition of THN Future Watch, Dahlen was Vancouver’s No. 4 prospect and 66th among all NHL-affiliated prospects league wide. How did so much change in a year? — Matt Larkin

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VANCOUVER CANUCKS acquire: Tanner Pearson
PITTSBURGH PENGUINS acquire: Erik Gudbranson

THN's Take: Desperate times call for desperate measures and with the Pittsburgh Penguins losing Kris Letang and Brian Dumoulin in the same game (and Olli Maatta already on the shelf), the defense corps has been gutted. Enter Erik Gudbranson, a tall drink of water who was much maligned by Vancouver fans for his deficiencies and his contract. The veteran defensive D-man is signed through to the summer of 2021 at $4 million per year.

Gudbranson can add snarl to Pittsburgh’s defense, but he’s not fast and even his defensive play is suspect. He is literally a warm body for the Penguins right now and clearly other GMs did not want to help Jim Rutherford out as he tries to ice a team with playoffs aspirations in Pittsburgh, despite the injuries.

Pearson joins his third NHL team this season in Vancouver and his time with Pittsburgh was pretty unremarkable. A Stanley Cup winner with Los Angeles, the left winger has struggled with inconsistency, which has marred his smarts and goal-scoring abilities of late. Vancouver takes on Pearson’s contract, which like Gudbranson runs until 2021, so the money is basically a wash here.

Essentially, these teams traded away players whose value had cratered, but the deal represents one of convenience: Pittsburgh had to get a defenseman at any cost, while Vancouver at least got an NHL forward with experience in exchange. Canucks fans are very happy with this deal, but that may have been true regardless of the return. — Ryan Kennedy

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BOSTON BRUINS acquire: Marcus Johansson
NEW JERSEY DEVILS acquire: 2019 2nd round pick, 2020 4th round pick

THN's Take: Boston has snapped up versatile, steady second-liner Marcus Johansson from the New Jersey Devils, and all the Bruins had to part ways with was second- and fourth-round picks. It's added depth for a team that already has one of the best top lines in the business. [Full Analysis] — Jared Clinton

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ST. LOUIS BLUES acquire: Michael Del Zotto
ANAHEIM DUCKS acquire: 2019 6th round pick

THN's Take: The Blues complete their transformation from early season sellers to deadline buyers with the minor acquisition of Del Zotto, who moves on for the second time in little more than one month. It's not a major splash, nor is it one that is going to grab headlines, but was St. Louis really in need of such a deal? Sure, other teams improved, namely divisional opponents Winnipeg and Nashville, but the Blues have been among the hottest teams in the NHL since Craig Berube's hiring and this move simply shores up the defensive depth somewhat for next to nothing. Nothing wrong with that. — Jared Clinton

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NASHVILLE PREDATORS acquire: Wayne Simmonds
PHILADELPHIA FLYERS acquire: Ryan Hartman, conditional 2020 4th round pick

THN's Take: The Predators needed to stay aggressive after the Jets made a big move Monday. Simmonds helps Nashville get bigger, meaner and, most importantly, he should improve a woeful power play. [Full Analysis] — Matt Larkin

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VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS acquire: Mark Stone
OTTAWA SENATORS acquire: Erik Brannstrom, Oscar Lindberg, 2020 2nd round pick

THN's Take: The biggest prize of deadline day, Mark Stone, is Las Vegas bound, and Golden Knights GM George McPhee can thank his dealings ahead of the expansion draft for being able to pull off the deal. The Senators, meanwhile, get exactly what they needed: an uber-talented prospect and futures. [Full Analysis] — Ken Campbell

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NASHVILLE PREDATORS acquire: Mikael Granlund
MINNESOTA WILD acquire: Kevin Fiala

THN's Take: In an intriguing swap of talent, the rebuilding Wild get the younger and more skilled player, but Nashville gains consistency and a player that can contribute to a great collective right now. [Full Analysis] — Ryan Kennedy

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CALGARY FLAMES acquire: Oscar Fantenberg
LOS ANGELES KINGS acquire: conditional 2020 fourth-round pick

THN's Take: Nothing more than a depth addition for the Flames, who haven't bought big — at least not yet — with the deadline fast approaching. In 46 games patrolling the Kings' blueline this season, Fantenberg has managed two goals and three points while logging a respectable 16 minutes per game. He came aboard as an undrafted free agent last season, and the 27-year-old will now get a chance to contribute as a third-pairing defender on a playoff club. — Jared Clinton

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COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS acquire: Adam McQuaid
NEW YORK RANGERS acquire: 2019 4th round pick, 2019 7th round pick

THN's Take: Do the Blue Jackets even have any picks left at this point? After moving out a first-round selection in the Matt Duchene deal and two second-round picks — one in 2020 and one in 2021 — in the Ryan Dzingel trade, Columbus has moved along their fourth- and seventh-round choices in the upcoming draft to bring aboard defenseman McQuaid. In no way is it a needle-moving deal for the Blue Jackets, as McQuaid, who has scored two goals and five points in a bottom-three role in New York this season, doesn't really possess exceptional skills at either end of the ice. What he does bring, though, is an element of physicality and sandpaper that coach John Tortorella will no doubt appreciate.

As for New York, the Rangers continue to stockpile picks. With this deal completed, GM Jeff Gorton will now have 10 picks with which to work at the 2019 draft, and the fourth- and seventh-round selections replace the Blueshirts' own picks that were previously moved along to acquire McQuaid in the first place. — Jared Clinton

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COLORADO AVALANCHE acquire: Derick Brassard, conditional 2020 6th round pick
FLORIDA PANTHERS acquire: 2020 3rd round pick

THN's Take: The Colorado Avalanche trail the Minnesota Wild by one point for the last Western Conference playoff spot and have one game in hand. The Avs were thus not positioned to be big-time buyers at the lofty price necessary to land a marquee name, but GM Joe Sakic was finely positioned to hedge his bets with a minor rental in hopes of giving his team the minor lift needed to make the playoffs a second straight season. Brassard’s value has diminished significantly since he was a higher-end deadline acquisition for the Penguins, but he comes at a reasonable cost and will likely get a shot to play in Colorado’s top six. Adding him to the second line will allow coach Jared Bednar to continue the experiment of splitting Gabriel Landeskog, Nathan MacKinnon, and Mikko Rantanen across two lines instead of stacking them on one – if Bednar so chooses. Brassard doesn’t offer any spectacular skills but can do a little bit of everything on a second or third line and brings 90 games of career playoff experience to the table.

The deal makes sense for the Florida Panthers as well. Brassard joined fellow UFA to be Riley Sheahan as part of the package Pittsburgh surrendered to get Nick Bjugstad and Jared McCann Feb. 1. The Panthers were clearing cap space by acquiring two rentals – possibly for the purpose of aggressively chasing Artemi Panarin and Sergei Bobrovsky this summer – and moving Brassard for a pick was gravy. – Matt Larkin

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FLORIDA PANTHERS acquire: Cliff Pu
CAROLINA HURRICANES acquire: Future Considerations

THN's Take: The 2016 third-round pick was moved to the Hurricanes this summer as part of the Jeff Skinner deal, but Pu, 20, is already on the move again. He's had only modest success in the AHL this season, managing one goal and six points in 44 games and spent time with the ECHL's Florida Everblades, as well. He's a project for the Florida now. (And yes, the Pu and Jurco deals were technically separate trades.) — Jared Clinton

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CAROLINA HURRICANES acquire: Tomas Jurco
FLORIDA PANTHERS acquire: Future Considerations

THN's Take:Signed in January, Jurco has produced well at the AHL level through 14 games, registering four goals and 10 points, and the idea here must be that he can be a low-level contributor on the big club if push comes to shove. Jurco, 26, was a second-round pick, 35th overall, in 2011, but he hasn’t lived up to his potential. In 201 NHL games, he has 22 goals and 50 points. His last big-league action came in April 2018. — Jared Clinton

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MONTREAL CANADIENS acquire: Jordan Weal
ARIZONA COYOTES acquire: Michael Chaput

THN's Take:In exchanging Weal for Chaput, Montreal get a versatile fourth-line winger who has some speed, while the Coyotes pick up the more adept two-way player. Nothing major should be expected from either in terms of production, but they're helpful hands at the bottom of the lineup. — Jared Clinton

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WINNIPEG JETS acquire: Kevin Hayes
NEW YORK RANGERS acquire: Brendan Lemieux, 2019 1st round pick, conditional 2022 4th round draft pick

THN's Take: A versatile player who can complement skill guys, Hayes allows Bryan Little to move down to a lesser role down the middle and we know Winnipeg has the wingers (Kyle Connor and Nikolaj Ehlers for example) to do damage with Hayes at center...In Lemieux, New York gets an agitator with NHL experience and bloodlines (he’s Claude’s kid) who can play right away. The first-round pick and conditional pick, which goes to New York if Winnipeg wins the Stanley Cup this season, allow the Rangers to continue to rebuild. [Full Analysis] — Ryan Kennedy

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COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS acquire: Keith Kinkaid
NEW JERSEY DEVILS acquire: 2022 5th round pick

THN's Take: On the heels of a season in which he appeared a threat to take the top job in New Jersey, Kinkaid finds himself moved along to Columbus. Kinkaid, a pending free agent, is sporting poor numbers this season — an .891 SP and 3.36 GAA — that hardly make him a top addition. Don't go thinking this is a precursor to a Sergei Bobrovsky trade by the Blue Jackets. They'll need a much more reliable second-string option in order to do that. — Jared Clinton

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OTTAWA SENATORS acquire: Brian Gibbons
ANAHEIM DUCKS acquire: Patrick Sieloff

THN's Take: Gibbons has spent the campaign in the NHL with the Ducks, but he's taken a step backwards after a breakout 12-goal, 26-point output with the Devils last season. He has two goals and five points in 44 games. Sieloff, meanwhile, has been a helpful hand down on the farm. This is a move to bolster the AHL's San Diego Gulls, more than anything. — Jared Clinton

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SAN JOSE SHARKS acquire: Gustav Nyquist
DETROIT RED WINGS acquire: 2019 2nd round pick, 2020 conditional 3rd round pick

THN's Take: The Sharks smell blood in the water, and GM Doug Wilson is ensuring that his team is locked and loaded for the post-season. Nyquist is on pace for the highest point total of his career, and his addition gives San Jose incredible depth. Some will hate the Red Wings' return and think it far too little, but Detroit was hamstrung by Nyquist's full no-trade clause. Some return is better than nothing for a pending free agent who could have walked for nothing. [Full Analysis] — Jared Clinton

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TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS acquire: Nicholas Baptiste
NASHVILLE PREDATORS acquire: Future Considerations

THN's Take: Minor-league help for the Marlies. Baptiste's 12 goals and 22 points gives the defending Calder Cup champions additional depth scoring down the stretch. — Jared Clinton

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CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS acquire: Spencer Watson
LOS ANGELES KINGS acquire: Matt Iacopelli

THN's Take: A shuffling of minor-league players for the Blackhawks and Kings. Change of scenery for both players. — Jared Clinton

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BUFFALO SABRES acquire: Brandon Montour
ANAHEIM DUCKS acquire: Brendan Guhle, 2019 condition 1st round pick

THN's Take: The Sabres aren't about to sit idly by with the trade deadline set for Monday, acquiring skilled puck-mover Montour. But Buffalo did what few expected, moving out quality futures in their pursuit of the final wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference. [Full Analysis] — Jared Clinton

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DALLAS STARS acquire: Mats Zuccarello
NEW YORK RANGERS acquire: 2019 conditional 2nd round pick, 2020 conditional 3rd round pick

THN's Take: Zuccarello's tenure on Broadway has finally come to a close. The Rangers dealt the diminutive top-six forward to the Stars, where he'll saddle up on the second line to help Dallas down the stretch. The conditions on the picks could see the second- and third-round selections turn into a pair of firsts. [Full Analysis] — Ken Campbell

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COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS acquire: Ryan Dzingel, 2019 7th round pick
OTTAWA SENATORS acquire: Anthony Duclair, 2020 2nd round pick, 2021 2nd round pick

THN's Take: The Blue Jackets and Senators link up again, this time on a deal that sends Dzingel to Columbus in the midst of his career year. If it wasn't before, it's clear now that GM Jarmo Kekalainen is all-in. Ottawa continues to build for the future. [Full Analysis] — Jared Clinton

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DALLAS STARS acquire: Ben Lovejoy
NEW JERSEY DEVILS acquire: Connor Carrick, 2019 3rd round pick

THN's Take: Maybe not a direct response to the news that Stephen Johns could be out for the season, but no doubt one that will fill the void left by yet another season-ending injury on the back end. The Stars, in the playoff hunt, had to react if they wanted to stay in the divisional and wild-card post-season races. Giving up Carrick plus a third-round choice might be a slight overpayment, but Nill's need necessitated the higher price. — Jared Clinton

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WASHINGTON CAPITALS acquire: Nick Jensen, 2019 5th round pick
DETROIT RED WINGS acquire: Madison Bowey, 2020 2nd round pick

THN's Take: Let's start with Bowey, a 2013 second-round pick who hasn't quite developed how the Capitals envisioned. There's still upside for the 23-year-old, and the hope will be that he can fulfill his potential in Detroit. As for Jensen, it's a sneaky-good acquisition for the Capitals, who are looking for this season's Michal Kempny — that's to say a relatively cheap blueliner who can be an impact player in the post-season. Jensen is experiencing somewhat of a breakout campaign and he could continue to flourish in a middle-pairing or depth role. It was made fairly evident that Washington was quite interested in the rearguard given he was inked to a four-year, $10-million extension very shortly after the trade was made official. — Jared Clinton

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FLORIDA PANTHERS acquire: Vincent Praplan
SAN JOSE SHARKS acquire: Future Considerations

THN's Take: Praplan, 24, has been modestly productive in the AHL with the San Jose Barracuda this season, and his move to the Panthers organization will see him get the chance to continue his year with the Springfield Thunderbirds. It's a move of little significance to either NHL outfit at this time, however. — Jared Clinton

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COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS acquire: Matt Duchene, Julius Bergman
OTTAWA SENATORS acquire: Vitaly Abramov, Jonathan Davidsson, 2019 conditional 1st round pick, 2020 conditional 1st round pick

THN's Take: The Jackets have announced themselves as all-in with this trade...and they believe a roster built around a core of Panarin, Duchene, Dubois, Cam Atkinson, Josh Anderson, Seth Jones, Zach Werenski and Sergei Bobrovsky can make noise if it makes the playoffs. It’s hard to blame Columbus’ brain trust for feeling that way. They have a nice core group significantly strengthened by Duchene. [Full Analysis] — Matt Larkin

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WASHINGTON CAPITALS acquire: Carl Hagelin
LOS ANGELES KINGS acquire: 2019 3rd round pick, 2020 conditional 6th round pick

THN's Take: It's all about speed in the bottom six for the Capitals. Hagelin, a two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Pittsburgh Penguins, has wheels for days. It's been a down year for the 30-year-old, who has two goals and eight points in 38 games, but he's an upgrade for Washington. The Kings continue to stockpile picks as they look to rebuild. — Jared Clinton

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BOSTON BRUINS acquire: Charlie Coyle
MINNESOTA WILD acquire: Ryan Donato, 2019 conditional 5th round pick

THN's Take: In Coyle, the Bruins get a big, versatile player who also happens to have solid Boston roots...For the Wild, Donato is a very nice asset who has shown some high-end NHL skill in bursts, but like Coyle, needs to find consistency. [Full Analysis] — Ryan Kennedy

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DALLAS STARS acquire: Jamie Oleksiak
PITTSBURGH PENGUINS acquire: 2019 4th round pick

THN's Take: A literal reversal of the deal between the two teams that took place last season, with the same pick that the Penguins shipped to Dallas returning. The towering Oleksiak helps the Stars blueline, especially in the wake of Marc Methot's season-ending injury. — Jared Clinton

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TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS acquire: Jake Muzzin
LOS ANGELES KINGS acquire:Carl Grundstrom, Sean Durzi, 2019 1st round pick

THN's Take: Muzzin is a top-four rearguard who possesses a good first pass, offensive upside and shutdown ability. Acquiring him from Los Angeles for prospects Grundstrom, Durzi and a first-round pick puts Toronto one step closer to realizing their Stanley Cup potential. [Full Analysis] — Ken Campbell

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