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Penguins trade Despres to Ducks for Lovejoy

Monday, 03.02.2015 / 6:12 PM / 2015 NHL Trade Deadline

The Pittsburgh Penguins and Anaheim Ducks swapped defensemen Monday, with Simon Despres going to Anaheim and Ben Lovejoy going to Pittsburgh, where he started his NHL career.

The Penguins also acquired defenseman Ian Cole from the St. Louis Blues for Robert Bortuzzo and a seventh-round pick in the 2016 NHL Draft.

"The reasons for these trades is that when we looked at our defense, despite the fact that it's played pretty well to this point, we were concerned about the experience of our defense," Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford said. "We were looking to upgrade it a little bit, more from a veteran presence.

"Since Ben Lovejoy left here, he has gained great experience in Anaheim and has played extremely well and that will continue when he comes back to Pittsburgh. And in Ian Cole's case, he's been in the League and has some good experience and has played extremely well this year."


Ducks acquire Sgarbossa from Colorado for Clark

Monday, 03.02.2015 / 6:06 PM / 2015 NHL Trade Deadline

The Anaheim Ducks have acquired center Michael Sgarbossa from the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for defenseman Mat Clark.

Sgarbossa, 22 (7/25/92), has earned one assist (0-1=1) with 14 penalty minutes (PIM) in nine career NHL games with Colorado. Sgarbossa appeared in three games with the Avalanche this season, recording his first career NHL point on Dec. 4 at Calgary.

A native of Campbellville, Ontario, Sgarbossa collected 4-19=23 points with 35 PIM in 40 games with Lake Erie, Colorado’s primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL). Sgarbossa has appeared in three AHL seasons with Lake Erie, posting 28-59=87 points with 162 PIM in 146 career games with Lake Erie. The 5-11, 180-pound center was selected to play in the 2013 AHL All-Star Classic and finished his rookie season with 19-25=44 points in 57 games. Prior to joining Lake Erie, Sgarbossa won the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) scoring title with 47-55=102 points in 66 games for Sudbury in 2011-12.


Wild acquire Stewart from Sabres for 2017 pick

Monday, 03.02.2015 / 5:52 PM / 2015 NHL Trade Deadline

The Minnesota Wild acquired forward Chris Stewart from the Buffalo Sabres for a second-round pick in the 2017 NHL Draft.

"Going to this team, I think it's going to be a fresh start," Stewart told Sportsnet. "I'm excited. I think going back to the [Western Conference] and in that division (Central), I think it's going to be more of my kind of hockey. And I think that's going to drive me to elevate my play."

Stewart, 27, has 11 goals and 25 points in 60 games. He can become an unrestricted free agent on July 1 and was the subject of trade rumors almost the entire season.

"[The rumors] became too much to handle," Stewart said. "I think once I put it all behind me and just told myself that it's out of your control and literally just turned off the Twitter and all that social media stuff and just started focusing on my game, and I thought that was the best thing for me."


Conacher traded to Canucks by Islanders

Monday, 03.02.2015 / 5:50 PM / 2015 NHL Trade Deadline

Vancouver, B.C.Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the Canucks have acquired forward Cory Conacher from the New York Islanders in exchange for forward Dustin Jeffrey.

Conacher, 25, has played 15 games with the New York Islanders this season, recording three points (1-2-3) and 14 penalty minutes. He has also appeared in 28 games with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, collecting 22 points (5-17-22) and 30 minutes. The Burlington, ON native has appeared in 141 career NHL games with the Tampa Bay Lightning, Ottawa Senators, Buffalo Sabres, and New York Islanders collecting 58 points (19-39-58) and 84 penalty minutes.


Wisniewski traded to Ducks by Blue Jackets

Monday, 03.02.2015 / 5:50 PM / 2015 NHL Trade Deadline

Defenseman James Wisniewski was traded to the Anaheim Ducks on Monday, with the Columbus Blue Jackets receiving veteran forward Rene Bourque and forward prospect William Karlsson, and a second-round pick in the 2015 NHL Draft.

It will be Wisniewski's second stint with the Ducks; he had four goals and 41 points in 86 games during the 2008-09 and 2009-10 seasons.

"[The Ducks] have a chance to win the Stanley Cup, not only this year but for years to come," Wisniewski told Sportsnet. "I know some guys on that team. My wife is from California. I played there for a year and a half so I know the area. I know [general manager] Bob Murray. I'm familiar about being there. I'm just really excited to go to a team that's going to be contending to win the Stanley Cup."


Maple Leafs acquire Brewer and draft pick from Ducks

Monday, 03.02.2015 / 5:43 PM / 2015 NHL Trade Deadline

David Nonis, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs, announced Monday that the hockey club has acquired defenceman Eric Brewer and a fifth round draft pick in 2016 from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for defenceman Korbinian Holzer.

Brewer, 35, has registered one goal and one assist in nine games with the Ducks this season after arriving in a trade with the Tampa Bay Lightning on November 28, 2014. In 991 career NHL games, the Vernon, British Columbia native has recorded 266 points (75 goals and 191 assists) and 780 penalty minutes. Brewer was originally selected by the New York Islanders with the fifth overall selection in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft.

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Bruins acquire Phillips from Wild for Knight

Monday, 03.02.2015 / 5:30 PM / 2015 NHL Trade Deadline

Boston Bruins have acquired forward Zack Phillips from the Minnesota Wild in exchange for forward Jared Knight.

Phillips has played in 49 games for the Iowa Wild (American Hockey League) this season, recording seven goals and eight assists. The forward has appeared in 196 games at the AHL level in the Minnesota organization from 2012-15 where the 22-year-old has accrued 27 goals and 48 assists for 75 points.

The 6'1'', 178-pound native of Fredericton, NB was drafted in the first round (28th overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft by the Minnesota Wild.

Knight has appeared in 107 games with the Providence Bruins from 2010 to 2015, notching seven goals and 20 assists for 27 points. The Bruins drafted Knight in the second round (32nd overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.

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Bruins acquire Talbot from Avalanche for Caron

Monday, 03.02.2015 / 5:25 PM / 2015 NHL Trade Deadline

The Boston Bruins acquired forwards Maxime Talbot and Paul Carey from the Colorado Avalanche on Friday for forward Jordan Caron and a sixth-round pick in the 2016 NHL Draft.

Talbot, whose two goals in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final helped the Pittsburgh Penguins win a championship in 2009, has five goals and 15 points in 63 games this season.

Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli called Talbot a glue guy when addressing the media.

"I talked to Max earlier about coming here, he's excited," Chiarelli said in comments tweeted by the team. "We believe he's a good add to our forward group."


Mitchell traded to Canadiens by Sabres

Monday, 03.02.2015 / 4:56 PM / 2015 NHL Trade Deadline

Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced Monday the acquisition of forward Torrey Mitchell from the Buffalo Sabres, in return for Jack Nevins and a seventh round draft pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.

Mitchell, 30, recorded 13 points (6 goals and 7 assists) in 51 regular season games with the Sabres in 2014-15, averaging 15:20 minutes of ice time per game. He produced two game-winners and was assessed 26 penalty minutes.


Flames trade Baertschi to Canucks for draft pick

Monday, 03.02.2015 / 4:28 PM / 2015 NHL Trade Deadline

The Vancouver Canucks acquired forward Sven Baertschi from the Calgary Flames on Friday for a second-round pick in the 2015 NHL Draft.

Baertschi had four assists in 15 games with the Flames this season. He had eight goals and 25 points in 36 games for Adirondack in the American Hockey League.

"In this case, we feel like Sven Baertschi is going to be a top-six [forward], NHL player for our team someday, so we weighed getting Sven versus what we would get in the second round with our pick and we made the decision to go ahead and do it," Canucks general manager Jim Benning. "He's a guy that fits our profile. He is fast, he is skilled. ... We are very happy to have him."

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Quote of the Day

He's, believe it or not, actually one of my favorite guys, and I've ended up trading him twice. I appreciate what he's done. He was one year away from being an unrestricted free agent, and I felt with this opportunity, that it was a chance that we were able to get somebody for him in Nick Bonino and Adam Clendening.

— Penguins GM Jim Rutherford on forward Brandon Sutter