Patrick Maroon is joining his former teammate Taylor Hall in New Jersey. In return, the Oilers acquired a third-round pick from the Devils.
The Oilers get a third round pick in 2019 in return, and a young prospect who is reportedly currently in the NCAA, J.D. Dudek.
Now on the move, Maroon had heard his name in trade chatter for quite a while, despite a mediocre season in which he tallied 14 goals and 30 points in 57 games. Last year, he managed to score 27 goals and 42 points last season.
The Boston Bruins did have their first- through fourth-round picks for 2018, so GM Don Sweeney could could have been a high bidder in a battle for Maroon. The St. Louis Blues are also said to be interested in landing hometown boy Maroon. Instead, the Devils are making a big splash on the market and loading up up front.
The 29-year-old adds depth to the Devils' left side after the team picked up Michael Grabner from the New York Rangers last week.
YOUR TRADE DEADLINE RESUME
- Trades started pouring earlier this week when the New York Rangers pulled two of their star players, Michael Grabner and Rick Nash, from the lineup Tuesday before the game against the Montreal Canadiens. Hours later, Grabner was traded to the New Jersey Devils for a second round pick as well as Devils' prospect Yegor Rykov.
- Then on Friday, the Ottawa Senators managed to trade centre Derick Brassard in a complex three-team trade to the Pittsburgh Penguins, getting the Vegas Golden Knights involved.
Saturday was less agitated on the trade market as teams seemed to be getting ready for a busy Sunday, and it was.
- The Columbus Blue Jackets acquired center Mark Letestu in a three team trade with the Edmonton Oilers and Nashville Predators. He was traded by the Oilers to the Predators for forward Pontus Aberg. Predators general manger David Poile then flipped Letestu to the Blue Jackets in exchange for a 4th round pick.
- Then the Montreal Canadiens traded forward Tomas Plekanec to the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for a package of picks and prospects, retaining 50% of Plekanec's salary in the trade:
- We cannot forget how the Boston Bruins made a splash on the trade market, acquiring star forward Rick Nash from the New York Rangers. The Rangers acquire Ryan Spooner, Matt Beleskey, prospect Ryan Lindgren a 1st round pick and a 2nd round pick in exchange for Nash.
- The day closed off with the Predators again, who acquired forward Brandon Bollig and goaltender Troy Grosenick from the San Jose Sharks in exchange for a sixth-round pick in the upcoming 2018 NHL Entry Draft.
- There was also 12 names, including the ones of Sens’ Johnny Oduya and Alex Burrows who landed on the waiver wire.
- THE BIGGEST TRADE OF THE DAY: The Rangers moved captain Ryan McDonagh and forward J.T. Miller to the Tampa Bay Lighting, who sent a load of prospects.
- This morning, veteran defenseman Ian Cole was on the move again. After getting moved from the Penguins to the Senators, Cole ended up with the Columbus Blue Jackets for prospect winger Nick Moutrey and a third round pick in 2020.
- The Hawks traded forward Ryan Hartman to the Nashville Predators.
- There was also a minor trade between the Coyotes and the Blue Jackets: Columbus acquired Ryan Kujawinski and Carter Camper from Arizona for centre Jordan Maletta.
- The biggest move so far wasEvander Kane heading to the San Jose Sharksfor a conditional first round pick (lottery protected) a prospect, and a conditional fourth rounder.
- There was also a minor move as the Anaheim Ducks have acquired veteran forward Jason Chimera from the New York Islanders in exchange for forward Chris Wagner.
- Thomas Vanek is now a member of the Columbus Blue Jackets.
- The Vegas Golden Knights managed to land Tomas Tatar from the Red Wings for a series of picks.
- The Penguins added a veteran defenseman in Josh Jorris from the Carolina Hurricanes to boost their back end.