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Breaking: Maroon gets shipped in the last minutes of the deadline!

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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.

Saturday was less agitated on the trade market as teams seemed to be getting ready for a busy Sunday, and it was. 

  • 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.