NHL Trades

May 24 2024

The Chicago Blackhawks acquired a 2024 1st round pick (#18) and 2024 2nd round pick (#50) from the New York Islanders for a 2024 1st round pick (#20), 2024 2nd round pick (#54), and a 2024 2nd round pick (#61)

Dec 8 2023

The New York Islanders acquired Robert Bortuzzo from the St. Louis Blues for a 2024 seventh round pick

Jun 29 2023

The Chicago Blackhawks acquired Josh Bailey and a 2026 second round pick from the New York Islanders for future considerations.

Feb 28 2023

The New York Islanders acquired Pierre Engvall from the Toronto Maple Leafs for 2024 third round pick

Jan 30 2023

The New York Islanders acquired Bo Horvat from Vancouver Canucks for Anthony Beauvillier, Aatu Raty, and a conditional 2023 first round pick

Jul 7 2022

The New York Islanders acquired Alexander Romanov and 2022 4th round pick (#98) from Montreal Canadiens for 2022 1st Round Pick (#13)

Nov 4 2021

The Buffalo Sabres acquired Johnny Boychuk from the New York Islanders for future consideration

Jul 21 2021

The Seattle Kraken acquired Jordan Eberle from the New York Islanders in the expansion draft

Jul 17 2021

The Arizona Coyotes acquired Andrew Ladd, 2021 second round pick, 2022 conditional second round pick, and 2023 conditional third round pick from the New York Islanders

Jul 16 2021

The Detroit Red Wings acquired Nick Leddy from the New York Islanders for Richard Panik and 2021 second round pick (#52 - from Edmonton)

Apr 11 2021

The New York Islanders acquired Braydon Coburn from the Ottawa Senators for a 2022 seventh round pick

Apr 7 2021

The New York Islanders acquired Kyle Palmieri and Travis Zajac from the New Jersey Devils for A.J. Greer, Mason Jobst, 2021 first round pick and 2022 conditional fourth round pick

Dec 11 2020

The New York Islanders acquired Dmytro Timashov from the Detroit Red Wings for future considerations

Oct 12 2020

The Colorado Avalanche acquired Devon Toews from the New York Islanders for a 2021 second round pick and a 2022 second round pick

Feb 24 2020

The New York Islanders acquired Jean-Gabriel Pageau from the Ottawa Senators for a 2020 first round pick, 2020 second round pick and 2022 third round pick

Feb 16 2020

New Jersey Devils acquired David Quenneville and 2021 second round pick from the New York Islanders for Andy Greene

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NHL Trades

National Hockey League (NHL) trades allow teams to improve their current rosters by exchanging players, prospects, or draft picks with other teams. The rules governing trades are outlined in the NHL/NHLPA Collective Bargaining Agreement (http://www.nhlpa.com/inside-nhlpa/collective-bargaining-agreement).

The NHL Trade Deadline

The NHL's trade deadline generally means a lot of movement among NHL hockey players. The NHL trade deadline is a much-anticipated event among hockey teams, as teams are no longer allowed to exchange players after the trade deadline has passed. This leads to many transactions. Playoff teams are loading up for what they hope is a long playoff run, and playoff hopefuls are trying to get a piece to push them over the playoff hump. At the other end of the standings, teams that will be clearly missing the playoffs want to trade older players for younger prospects or draft picks. This is especially true for players that are about to become Unrestricted Free Agents (UFA’s). For smart asset management, teams need to trade pending UFA’s for draft picks, prospects, or players with term left on contracts before they lose them for nothing on July 1. Teams that are firmly in the playoff picture or on the bubble have difficult decisions to make on their pending free agents; keep them for the rest of the season and playoffs and risk losing them for nothing afterwards, or trade them for some assets by the deadline.

This is a very exciting time for both hockey fans and analysts, who are eagerly anticipating and predicting which players will get traded and which teams they will be moving to. The Trade Deadline day usually falls within the last week of February or the first week of March, and will be on Monday February 26, 2018 for the 2017-2018 season. All the buzz about NHL trade and player movements gets much more intense as the trade deadline draws near. Make sure you checkout PuckHead GM (link) to model out the moves your team should or might make.

NHL Trade Statistics

The NHL trade deadline was established in the early 1980s and since then, there have been 539 trades made on the deadline day. This involves a total of 993 players and 344 draft picks. Over the past 15 seasons, more than 15 trades have been made on the deadline day, and there were at least 30 players traded in each season. In the past 10 seasons, the average number of NHL trades made on the deadline day was 21.5, while the average number of hockey players traded was 40.6. More specifically for the last couple of seasons, there were 68 trades in the 2014-2015 season, 52 trades made in 2015-2016, and 89 trades in the 2016-2017 season.

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