NHL Trade Deadline Tracker: Latest Rumors, News, Updates for the 2021 Deadline
The clock struck 12:01 a.m. on April 12.
The clock is now officially ticking.
In less than 15 hours, the GM’s teams will be banned. The question is: are they loading? The 2021 trading deadline is here and there is a short window to spin and trade. Some of the biggest names are off the board already, but there are still players out there who can give teams a postseason push.
NHL TRADE TRACKER 2021: List of trades closed before the deadline
A number of teams will try to grab unrestricted free agents soon, while others will try to save space for the almighty space. Perhaps your team – a new term alarm – is a “brokerage team”.
Sporting News keeps track of the latest rumors and trades and gives these swaps grades when they occur.
NHL close of trade tracker
(All times east)
1:48 pm – A name from the trade: Alex Iafallo. Kings signed the advance payment for a four-year contract extension ($ 4 million AAV).
1:31 pm – More defense-in-depths are moving.
Fredrik Claesson (D) Magnus Chrona (G)
1:10 p.m. – The Oilers add a defense attorney.
Dmitry Kulikov (D) contingent election in the fourth round in 2022
Oiler class: B +
Devil class: B +
A good move by Ken Holland as he adds a defender to strengthen a blue line that already has Darnell Nurse, Tyson Barrie and Ethan Bear. A good move by Tom Fitzgerald, who picks a man who could have run in the off-season.
12:57 pm – Things are starting to accelerate.
All signs point to Mattias Janmark ending up in Vegas.
To hear the Blackhawks and Golden Knights are still working on the details. Not finished yet, but on the right track if both teams can make it.
– Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) April 12, 2021
12:54 pm – Another former Rangers defender reportedly drove to Tampa Bay.
Hear how the sharks trade Frederik Claesson to Tampa Bay to find goalkeeper Magnus Chrona
– Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) April 12, 2021
12:37 pm – Officially, officially.
Matthew Highmore (F) Adam Gaudette (F)
Canucks: B +
Blackhawks: B +
Pretty much even swap here with two guys who have some advantages.
12:14 p.m. – Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reports that Canucks are sending Adam Gaudette to the Blackhawks for Matthew Highmore.
12:02 pm – Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston says Vegas might be trying to take a move and it could be Ryan Getzlaf. Jamie Oleksiak is also an interest-generating name.
11:58 – Do the Oilers add a depth D?
11:41 – John Tortorella says losing Nick Foligno is like “breaking up the band”.
11:29 am – Could the sharks be in the mix?
Pretty quiet so far, but I’ve been told the sharks could try adding some depth if it’s at a low cost. You have also received some calls to Kurtis Gabriel as @FriedgeHNIC first reported a few days ago.
– Kevin Kurz (@KKurzNHL) April 12, 2021
11:23 am – TSN’s Frank Seravalli reports that capitals are looking to upgrade between tubes for the postseason. The two guys there, Vitak Vanecek and Ilya Samsonov, are young people with little experience.
10:18 am – Goalkeepers, like the waiver wire, are a hot commodity.
Scott Laughton arouses great interest from competitors. Flyers still pondering whether to sign it or act.
– Craig Custance (@CraigCustance) April 12, 2021
10:14 am – A first? In this economy?
When I heard Anaheim ask for a 1st plus for both Rickard Rakell and Josh Manson. Would consider one top perspective 1st but would want two. # Fly together
– Andy Strickland (@andystrickland) April 12, 2021
10:00 a.m – Detroit is open for business?
One team to watch out for today: Detroit. I hear they are open to business and have called people like Anthony Mantha (as we previously reported) and Tyler Bertuzzi, among others. They also have outstanding UFAs that they would like to postpone: Staal, Helm, Glendening, Bernier.
– David Pagnotta (@TheFourthPeriod) April 12, 2021
9:22 am – Is Connor Garland on the move? Elliotte Friedman mentioned that he is also mentioned on the NHL network.
Coyotes striker Conor Garland (25, RFA) is on everyone’s lips, and rightly so, because he’s pretty good. His availability early this season was grossly overrated – more through teams calling about him than through purchasing. Interested to see if this changes at the time of the deadline.
– Greg Wyshynski (@wyshynski) April 12, 2021
8:03 am – It’s now officially official: Taylor Hall is a Bruin.
Taylor Hall (F), Curtis Lazar (F) Anders Björk (F), 2021 second round election
Bruins class: B +
Sabers Class: D.
1:46 AM – It’s official, but it’s not what you think it is.
2022 conditional selection in the third round, 2023 conditional selection in the fourth round Jeff Carter (F)
* Kings will keep 50 percent of Carter’s salary.
Premier class: B +
Penguin class: B +
The Penguins are adding a West Coast veteran as of the deadline – it’s very 2020, Patrick Marleau, but Carter is bringing a couple of rings, unlike Marleau, the soon-to-be NHL leader in the games played. Carter’s best years are behind him, but the 36-year-old can add even more depth as a right-handed player who can play any place in the forwards group.
1:30 a.m. – The Taylor Hall trade can go ahead, but nothing has been announced by either team.
00:05 am – It should be noted that Bob McKenzie also dropped this “Bob’s Bomb” around 10:30 pm.
Could the Jeff Carter Veterans Center be on the way to PIT? LAK and PIT have discussed this and are likely working to make it happen.
– Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) April 12, 2021
00:01 – Just after midnight this came down and all hell broke loose on Twitter.
To confirm. Hall and Lazar to Boston for Bjork and 2nd round draft pick.
– Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) April 12, 2021
Midnight – A quick breakdown of some of the big trades that have taken place:
Midnight – Before we break it all down, he’s a quick recap of the big strides that took place in the 48 hours leading up to the official countdown.
DATE TEAM PLAYERS TEAM PLAYERS April 11 Islanders Braydon Coburn (D) Senators 2022 Seventh Round Selection April 11 Maple Leafs David Rittich (G) Flames 2022 Third Round Selection Retain 50 Percent of Rittich’s Contract April 11 Bruins Mike Reilly (D ) Senators 2022 third round selection April 11, Maple Leafs Stefan Noesen (F) Sharks 2021 selection in fourth round, keep 50 percent of Foligno’s remaining contract April 11, Maple Leafs Nick Foligno (F) Blue Jackets 2021 selection in first Round, 2022 selection in the fourth round, keep 50 percent of Foligno’s contract April 11, Canadian Jon Merrill (D) Red Wings Hayden Verbeek (F), 2021 selection in the fifth round April 11, Devils Jonas Siegenthaler (D) Capitals 2021 conditional Third round selection April 10, Blue Jackets 2021 first-round selection, 2022 selection in third round Blitz Brian Lashoff (D) April 10, Red Wings 2021 selection in fourth round, DET retains 50 percent of Sava rds contract Blitz David Savard (D) April 10th Blue Jackets Brian Lashoff (D), CBJ retains 50 percent of Savard’s contract Red W. David Savard (D) April 10th Avalanche Devan Dubnyk (G) Haie Greg Pateryn (D), 2021 selection in the fifth round April 10th Panther Brandon Montour (D) Sabers 2021 selection in the third round