NHL Trade News – Today’s Top News
NHL Trade News today. As the playoffs get closer, many teams are desperately trying to add some offense to their rosters in hopes of making a run to the Stanley Cup final. Others are clearly looking to improve their defense and depth at forward, while the remaining teams are focusing on goal scoring. No matter which direction a team is headed in, they need to do so before the season ends.
The NHL Trade News today featured some fantastic deals that occurred in the Western Conference. Anaheim Ducks goaltender Jonathan Bernier was acquired from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for a first round pick in the upcoming draft. The Dallas Stars dealt away a second round pick to acquire winger Antoine Roussel. In addition, the Minnesota Wild acquired defenseman Michael Mersch from the Washington Capitals in exchange for a first round pick in the upcoming draft. All three moves should prove very beneficial for each team involved.
Anaheim Ducks Head Coach Bruce Boudreau said that he is pleased with the addition of goaltender Jonathan Bernier. “We are not going to trade for anything. We want a top-four player. We want a player who can make plays out of the corner, we want a guy who can score goals from the center ice, we want a player who can help us win a championship, and we are going to get that.”
The Columbus Blue Jackets acquired goaltender Jonathan Bernier in exchange for a first round draft pick in the 2020 NHL Draft. The New York Rangers traded first round picks in the 2020 NHL Drafts to acquire winger Jaromir Jagr. The Vancouver Canucks acquired right wing Nicklas Jensen from the Calgary Flames for a second round pick in the upcoming draft. Meanwhile, the Arizona Coyotes acquired goalie Martin Brodeur in exchange for a first round pick in the 2020 NHL Draft. The Chicago Blackhawks acquired center Dale Weise in a trade for a third round pick in the 2020 NHL Draft. Finally, the Los Angeles Kings acquired goaltender Thomas Greiss in exchange for a first round pick in the 2020 NHL Draft. These three trades will prove to be extremely beneficial for each team involved in the deal.
Dallas Stars Head Coach Lindy Ruff said, “We’ll need to be a little more aggressive in our own end. Our goalies have been decent all year, but we have to make them better. This is a chance for us to get better in all areas of our game.”
The Vancouver Canucks signed winger Jaromir Jagr to a seven-year contract extension. The Chicago Blackhawks signed free agent defenseman Nicklas Jensen. Meanwhile, the Minnesota Wild signed forward Antoine Roussel to a one-year contract extension. All three deals should prove very beneficial for each team involved in the transaction. If you want to take a look at any other NHL Trade News today, then you can click here for all of the details.