The New York Rangers traded defenseman Ryan McDonagh to the Tampa Bay Lightning, according to TSN's Bob McKenzie.
For now, we know that forward J.T. Miller is also heading to Tampa in the deal.
The return for both Rangers players is a load of prospects and only one NHL player at the moment. The Bolts are sending to New York forwards Vladislav Namestnikov and Brett Howden, young blue liner Libor Hajek, a 2018 first round pick and a conditional second-round pick.
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.
- 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.