The Montreal Canadiens had been extremely quiet today until 3PM, but it seems like general manager Marc Bergevin was working on a couple of transactions. The team has announced that 25-year-old Joe Morrow has been traded to the Winnipeg Jets for a 2018 fourth-round pick.
The organization has confirmed the move on its Twitter account:
As The Athletic's Arpon Basu noted, the Canadiens had no fourth-round pick this morning, but could end up having as many as three by June 22nd:
But that's not all. The Habs have also acquired 24-year-old defenseman Mike Reilly from the Minnesota Wild today, in exchange of a fifth-round pick.
Reilly was selected in the fourth round of the 2011 NHL draft, 98th overall. He played a total of 84 career NHL games, in which he recorded four goals and 14 points. This year, we're talking about a production of 10 points in 38 games. We can read on the Habs' official website that Reilley's father, Michael J., "was drafted in the eighth round by the Canadiens in 1977, but he never played an NHL game."
He also won a gold medal at the 2013 World Junior Hockey Championships, alongside Alex Galchenyuk.
More details to come.
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.