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NHL 2019 Trade Deadline live blog

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The NHL Trade Deadline has come and gone, with a total of 20 trades being made on Monday. had complete coverage of the busy day and will add analysis to the bigger deals into the night.

For a recap of Monday and for links ot the latest news, check out our one-stop shop for all things trade-related from our reporters and correspondents in each of the NHL markets.


5:45 p.m.

What a day! All of the trades have been made official as Central Registry dealt with a late rush to get all the moves in, including the Mark Stone deal and two trades for the Nashville Predators, one for forward Wayne Simmonds of the Philadelphia Flyers and one for Mikael Granlund of the Minnesota Wild.

We'll be updating all these stories through the night with comments from the players, coaches and general managers involved. Also, our collection of writers, scattered across the continent, will tell you what it all means for today and beyond.

The updated Trade Tracker can be viewed here.

All our trade stories are located here.

Thanks for joining us today for an unfogettable 2019 NHL Trade Deadline.

Video: Wild send Granlund to Predators for Fiala


5:30 p.m.

While there is plenty of stress around the trade deadline, a little levity can be found here and there and is often appreciated.

Such was the case Monday in Columbus. Blue Jackets coach John Tororella was holding a post-practice press conference when a phone that had been placed on the lectern by a reporter to record the interview began vibrating. Tortorella, a stickler for phones being placed on mute during his press conferences, smiled as he answered the call, which was from the mother of the reporter Tom Reed of The Athletic.

"Mrs. Reed?" Tortorella said. "Hi, this is John Tortorella. I'm in the middle of a press conference here."

Read what happened next in the Short Shifts story from staff writer Pat Pickens.

Video: Tortorella stops press conference to answer the phone


5:05 p.m.

The Columbus Blue Jackets are all in. Monday they traded for defenseman Adam McQuaid from the New York Rangers, adding a physical defenseman to the skill pieces they previously added in deals for Matt Duchene and Ryan Dzingel earlier in the week. Perhaps, more importantly, the deadline passed without the Blue Jackets trading forward Artemi Panarin or goalie Sergei Bobrovsky. Each can become a free agent on July 1 and were rumored to be on the market. Is it enough to challenge the Tampa Bay Lightning for Eastern Conference supremacy? Time will tell.


5:02 p.m. 

It's official. In perhaps the biggest trade of the day, the Vegas Golden Knights acquired Mark Stone from the Ottawa Senators for forward Oscar Lindberg, defenseman prospect Erik Brannstrom and a second-round pick in the 2020 NHL Draft. 


4:10 p.m.

The biggest domino appears to have fallen. Reports are swirling that Mark Stone, the biggest name left on the market, was traded from the Ottawa Senators to the Vegas Golden Knights right before the clock struck 3 p.m. The return for the Senators, who earlier this week moved Matt Duchene and Ryan Dzingel, was defenseman Erik Brannstrom, forward Oscar Lindberg and a second-round pick in 2020.

This deal, when completed, should provide a wakeup call for the Golden Knights, who have been struggling this month. It also answers deals made by the San Jose Sharks (for Gustav Nyquist) and the Winnipeg Jets (for Kevin Hayes).


3:10 p.m.

The 2019 Trade Deadline has passed. But, the dealing is not finished. Trade calls that were in the queue to NHL Central Registry before the deadline still need to be completed. According to reports, there are several deals that still need to be finalized. Stay here for the developments as they happen.

Until then, here are all the official trades that have happened.


2:50 p.m. 

The Buffalo Sabres are excited to add defenseman Brandon Montour. He won't play Monday against the Toronto Maple Leafs, but they believe he will have a dynamic impact when he joins the lineup. 

"To make this statement, it shows that we believe in the guys in this room and now we're looking to add pieces to make us better," said goalie Carter Hutton. "We've got a young team and we're heading in the right direction." correspondent Dave McCarthy has more on the impact the former Anaheim Ducks defenseman can have for Buffalo (29-24-8), which is trying to bull its way into the postseason. The Sabres are six points behind the Carolina Hurricanes, who hold the second wild card into the playoffs from the Eastern Conference.

2:35 p.m.

So far there have been nine trades announced Monday. What do the changes, highlighted by the trades of Kevin Hayes to the Winnipeg Jets and Gustav Nyquist to the San Jose Sharks and the movement across the NHL mean when it comes to your fantasy team? Let fantasy experts Rob Reese and Pete Jensen spell it out in their updated fantasy deadline recap

12:55 p.m.

The trade of Kevin Hayes to the Winnpeg Jets was a trip back to the future for the center. Hayes, who was traded from the New York Rangers on Monday, was a big fan of the Jets as a child when his cousin, Keith Tkachuk, played for Winnipeg, and we have the picture to prove it. "When he was on the Jets I was a huge fan. I knew that picture was going to eventually get out. But we would always cheer for the Jets when Keith played for them." staff writer Pat Pickens has more on the rekindled love affair between Hayes and the Jets in this Shorts Shifts file.

Tweet from @NHLJets: Once a Jets fan, now a Jet! 💙A full circle moment for @KevinPHayes12.

Speaking of Short Shifts, staff writer Dan O'Leary has the tremendous story of the wild flight from Ottawa to Columbus that featured the family of Matt Duchene, including a baby and a dog, and former and current teammate Ryan Dzingel as a stowaway. The players were traded from the Ottawa Senators to the Columbus Blue Jackets in separate deals across a two-day period. 

12:05 p.m.

The Montreal Canadiens acquired forward Jordan Weal in the fifth trade of the day, sending Michael Chaput to the Arizona Coyotes. Weal, a 26-year-old forward who has 11 points (four goals, seven assists) 47 games this season, had been traded to the Coyotes by the Philadelphia Flyers on Jan. 11. Chaput, a 26-year-old forward, has five assists in 32 NHL games this season but last played in the NHL on Feb. 9.


11:40 a.m. 

If you want to read more about what Kevin Hayes could bring to the Winnipeg Jets, correspondent Scott Cullen examined his analytics earlier this month. His conclusion: the 26-year-old center is a play-driving point producer who could help any team in the NHL.

 Video: TRADE DEADLINE | Kevin Hayes


11:10 a.m.

So, Kevin Hayes is the next player to go, moved to the Winnipeg Jets from the New York Rangers for a prospect, a first-round pick in the 2019 NHL Draft and a conditional pick.

Hayes was on staff writer Adam Kimelman's list of players who could be on the move before the deadline, and colleague Tom Gulitti has a list of teams that could be buyers or sellers before the deadline.

Meanwhile, correspondent Scott Cullen compiled a team of potential trade targets who could provide value. Forward Carl Hagelin, traded to the Washington Capitals by the Los Angeles Kings, and defenseman Nick Jensen, moved to the Capitals from the Detroit Red Wings, have already been scratched off his list, but he identifies four other "value" players. 


9:50 a.m.

Here is a list of the trades that have been made this season .

Despite having already made two of the biggest trades in the run-up to the deadline, the Columbus Blue Jackets may not be done. They still could trade forward Artemi Panarin, their leading scorer with 68 points (24 goals, 44 assists) in 58 games. Panarin can become an unrestricted free agent July 1 and said he will discuss his future after the season. staff writer Tom Gulitti is in Columbus and has a take on the evolving situation.

As mentioned earlier, Mats Zuccarello had an immediate impact on the Dallas Stars, who also acquired defenseman Ben Lovejoy from the New Jersey Devils on Saturday. But things turned sour quickly for the Stars on Sunday when forwards Jamie Benn and Zuccarello were injured against the Chicago Blackhawks. staff writer Tracy Myers looks at how a promising start for the new-look Stars quickly turned into a nightmare.


9:15 a.m.

We've already had two trades Monday to get things going.

The San Jose Sharks got things started shortly after midnight, trading for forward Gustav Nyquist of the Detroit Red Wings in exchange for two draft picks. The trade took place a few hours after the Sharks won 5-3 against the Red Wings at Little Caesars Arena.

Then, at 9 a.m., the Blue Jackets made a move for some goaltending depth, landing Keith Kinkaid from the New Jersey Devils for a fifth-round pick in the 2022 NHL Draft. Columbus has been the most aggressive team as the deadline nears, trading for forwards Matt Duchene and Ryan Dzingel in the past 72 hours as well.

Video: Blue Jackets acquire G Keith Kinkaid from New Jersey


9 a.m. ET

The table is set for what should be a wild six hours of speculation, rumors and actual trades before the deadline.

The market has been set with the movement of some of the most attractive players on the market, but others remain in play.

Ottawa Senators forwards Matt Duchene and Ryan Dzingel, each of whom went to the Columbus Blue Jackets in separate trades during the past 48 hours, forward Mats Zuccarello, who went from the New York Rangers to the Dallas Stars on Saturday, and Anaheim Ducks defenseman Brandon Montour, who was traded to the Buffalo Sabres on Sunday, are among those who have been moved in the past 72 hours.

Duchene scored Saturday in his second game with the Blue Jackets, a 4-0 victory against the San Jose Sharks. Dzingel should make his debut Tuesday against the Pittsburgh Penguins in a huge Metropolitan Division showdown.

Zuccarello, traded for two conditional picks, had a mixed-bag debut. He had a goal and an assist for the Stars in a 4-3 win against the Chicago Blackhawks but left with an upper-body injury that will keep him out at least a month.

Montour, traded for a first-round pick and defenseman Brendan Guhle, could make his debut Monday against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

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