NHL Trade Deadline Tracker: Latest News, Rumors, Analysis For Each Deal

There's still potential for movement despite a busy weekend


March 21

The dust has largely settled on an eventful NHL trade deadline day. Be sure to check out NESN.com/NHL for all the latest reaction and analysis to the day’s moves, as well as NESN.com/Bruins for fallout from the Black and Gold.

And if you’d like, relive the day’s moves below.

3:30 p.m.: We’re getting closer to knowing the full return in the Rickard Rakell-to-Pittsburgh trade.

3:30 p.m.: Some more Bruins news, but it’s not a trade — it’s the opposite. The B’s are holding onto Jake DeBrusk, per multiple reports.

3:10 p.m.: It looks like Max Domi might be another at-the-buzzer move, according to Columbus insider Aaron Portzline.

Carolina looks like the potential landing spot.

3:05 p.m.: The Bruins, Rangers and Golden Knights were all reportedly in on Rickard Rakell, but it’s the Penguins who have come out of nowhere to add the veteran winger, per Frank Seravalli.

3 p.m.: The deadline has come and gone, but as you all know, deals could still be announced after the buzzer. One player who won’t be moved, though, is Arizona defenseman Jakob Chychrun. He’s staying put, per multiple reports.

2:57 p.m.: The Rangers aren’t done. Darren Dreger mentioned New York was working on a Tyler Motte deal, and it appears they’ve landed him for a fourth-round pick, per Frank Seravalli.

2:47 p.m.: The Rangers sound like they’re ready to make a splash by acquiring one of the top goal-scorers available: Winnipeg’s Andrew Copp.

2:20 p.m.: And another veteran forward is headed to Colorado, as Joe Sakic has reportedly landed veteran forward Andrew Cogliano.

The Avs are sending a 2024 fifth-round pick to San Jose in the deal, per reports.

2:15 p.m.: The Bruins might not be done, and they might be going back to a familiar trade partner.

2 p.m.: One hour to go, and the deals are starting to really heat up.

First, we’ve got the Red Wings selling off parts, sending Nick Leddy to the Blues in exchange for Oskar Sundqvist and Jake Walman, per Frank Seravalli.

Elsewhere, the Colorado Avalanche are loading up, swiping Artturi Lehkonen from the Montreal Canadiens. The Finnish winger should improve an already loaded Avs team, but it didn’t come without a cost.

Kevin Weekes was the first to report Colorado is sending 2020 first-round pick Justin Barron to the Habs in the deal.

1:50 p.m.: The Bruins have made another move on the blue line, acquiring defenseman Josh Brown from the Ottawa Senators.

Here are the full details on the trade:

12:44 p.m.: The Rangers have their sights set on a long playoff run, so it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that they’re adding some blue-line depth. New York is leaning on a longtime rival to help with that, reportedly acquiring D-man Justin Braun from the Flyers.

11:40 a.m.: Interesting move from the Wild, who are trading Kaapo Kahkonen after acquiring Marc-Andre Fleury. They’re sending the goalie to San Jose for Jacob Middleton, adding some depth and toughness on the blue line from the Sharks.

11:15 a.m.: Bill Guerin isn’t done, as Kaapo Kahkonen is on the way out, though it’s unclear with or for whom the Wild is trading here.

11:10 a.m.: And we have our first real big move of the day: Marc-Andre Fleury, according to multiple reports, is on his way to the Minnesota Wild for a draft pick that could ultimately become a first-rounder.

More on the conditions from Frank Seravalli, who broke the news.

10:55 a.m.: Marcus Johnasson is headed back to Washington, per multiple reports.

10:40 a.m.: An interesting development for the Bruins, as Boston announced it has signed Jake DeBrusk to a two-year contract extension. Despite that, reports still indicate DeBrusk wants to be traded, and the extension might actually make it easier to move him. There’s now some contractual certainty for any team looking to acquire him, with DeBrusk originally set to become a restricted free agent (with an accompanying offer sheet worry) after the season.

8:50 a.m.: Daily Faceoffs’s Frank Seravalli just posted an updated, must-read trade deadline primer, and here are a few of the highlights regarding his top trade targets:

Marc-Andre Fleury: The Wild look like the top contender, but they’re not willing to part with the first-round pick Chicago wants.

Andrew Copp: Winnipeg is looking for a first-round pick for the forward.

Nick Leddy: There’s “considerable interest,” in the Detroit D-man, per Seravalli.

Jakob Chychrun: Arizona could still hold onto the 23-year-old, though the reported price is high, with the Coyotes seeking a first-round pick, prospects, and as Seravalli notes, “maybe an NHL-ready goaltender.”

Jake DeBrusk: Not much has changed — DeBrusk still wants out of Boston — and the Bruins have tried to find a deal but haven’t found anything yet.

8:25 a.m.: Consider our eyes peeled when it comes to Marcus Johansson, who seemingly is traded at every deadline.

He was a major part of the 2019 Bruins’ post-deadline run to the Stanley Cup Final, and the Capitals are certainly familiar with his work, too; Johansson spent the first seven seasons of his career in D.C.

7:30 a.m. ET: It was a pretty hectic weekend in the NHL, which is great in the moment. However, a busy weekend might make Monday — the actual day of the 2022 NHL trade deadline — slightly less interesting.

However, that doesn’t mean we won’t see any fireworks ahead of the 3 p.m. ET deadline.

For instance: What do the Arizona Coyotes decide to do? Jakob Chychrun could ultimately be the most valuable player moved if the Coyotes decide to ship him out, but that’s no certainty. The Vancouver Canucks are similarly intriguing with no shortage of trade assets, but they’ve played well recently and have worked themselves back into contention. And then locally, the Boston Bruins made their big splash by acquiring Hampus Lindholm over the weekend, but they might not be done, especially considering Jake DeBrusk’s lingering trade request.

If and when anything notable happens, we’ll be all over it right here with our NHL trade deadline tracker.

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