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NHL Trade Deadline -- By the Numbers

Tuesday, 02.17.2009 / 4:25 PM / 2009 Trade Deadline

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TRADE DEADLINE DAY STATISTICS SINCE 1980

Number of trades: 374
Number of players traded: 676
Number of draft picks traded: 225

MOST-TRADED PLAYERS ON DEADLINE DAY SINCE 1980

4 - Alan May (1988, 1989, 1994, 1995)
3 - Dan McGillis (1996, 1998, 2003)
3 - Mark Janssens (1992, 1997, 1998)
3 - Mike Gartner (1989, 1990, 1994)
3 - Steve Konroyd (1986, 1993, 1994)

ROUND-BY-ROUND DRAFT PICKS TRANSFERRED ON DEADLINE DAY SINCE 1980

1st-Round Picks: 19
2nd-Round Picks: 41
3rd-Round Picks: 46
4th-Round Picks: 34
5th-Round Picks: 28
6th-Round Picks: 27
7th-Round Picks: 15
8th-Round Picks: 7
9th-Round Picks: 6
10th-Round Picks: 1
11th-Round Picks: 0
12th-Round Picks: 1

TRADE DEADLINE MEDIA FRENZY

16,953,053: Page views at NHL.com from more than 1.4 million unique visitors on trade deadline day in 2008, the most-ever page views for trade deadline day, a 26% increase over the 2007 trade deadline and a 62% increase over a typical February day in 2008.

40: Hours of anticipated live coverage on trade deadline day this year by NHL Network, TSN, RDS, Sportsnet and The Score.

RED WINGS' 11 ACQUISTIONS UNDER HOLLAND'S TENURE

Players acquired on trading deadline day by Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Holland since being named to the post in July, 1997:

D Dmitri Mironov (from Anaheim) and D Jamie Macoun (from Toronto) in 1998
F Wendel Clark and G Bill Ranford (from Tampa Bay), D Chris Chelios (from Chicago) and D Ulf Samuelsson (from NY Rangers) in 1999
D Jiri Slegr (from Atlanta) in 2002
D Mathieu Schneider (from Los Angeles) in 2003
D Cory Cross (from Pittsburgh) in 2006
F Todd Bertuzzi (from Florida) in 2007
D Brad Stuart (from Los Angeles) in 2008



Quote of the Day

It was a big dream. [Messi] is probably the best athlete out there, so it's a big honor, for [Kuznetzov] as well. It's maybe a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet the best player in soccer right now. I'm a big Barcelona fan and Messi fan, so it's huge. You can take [Michael] Jordan, [Mark] Messier, [Wayne] Gretzky, those kinds of [people]. It's an honor to meet. It's nice to be in that position.

— Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin told told Monumental Network after meeting soccer star Lionel Messi prior to Argentina's practice at Fed Ex Field in Landover, Md. on Friday