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Charlie McAvoy signs with Bruins

Defenseman gets three-year entry level contract, was No. 14 pick in 2016 NHL Draft @NHL

Defenseman Charlie McAvoy signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Boston Bruins on Monday.

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Vladimir Sobotka signs three-year contract with Blues

Forward gets $10.5 million, returns after spending three seasons in KHL @NHL

Forward Vladimir Sobotka signed a three-year, $10.5 million contract with the St. Louis Blues on Thursday.

Sobotka, who has played the past three seasons in the Kontinental Hockey League, will join the Blues for their game against the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday (7 p.m. ET; FS-CR, FS-MW, NHL.TV).

"It's certainly nice to have that behind us," Blues general manager Doug Armstrong said. "We had hoped it wouldn't get to that point three years ago, but we tried to stay in contact to make sure we didn't fray the relationship and I think that paid off this time when we were able to bring him back."

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Colin White agrees to terms with Senators

Forward was No. 21 pick in 2015 NHL Draft @NHL

Forward Colin White agreed to terms on a three-year, entry-level contract with the Ottawa Senators on Sunday. Financial terms were not released.

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Trade Coverage

How key moves at NHL Trade Deadline have worked out

Kevin Shattenkirk a plus for Capitals, Wild struggling despite addition of Martin Hanzal

by Tom Gulitti @TomGulittiNHL / Staff Writer

It has been more than four weeks since the 2017 NHL Trade Deadline passed on March 1. Some players who were moved have fit in seamlessly on their new teams, and others continue to adjust.

Here's a look at how some of the most notable trades have worked out so far.

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Tyson Jost signs with, will join Avalanche

Forward was No. 10 pick in 2016 Draft, could debut Friday @NHL

Forward Tyson Jost signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday and is expected to join them for the remainder of the season.

Jost, 19, was the No. 10 pick in the 2016 NHL Draft. He completed his freshman season at the University of North Dakota with 35 points (16 goals, 19 assists) in 33 games.

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Charlie McAvoy to sign with Bruins

First-round pick will report to AHL, could join Boston this season

by Matt Kalman / Correspondent

BOSTON -- Defenseman Charlie McAvoy will forgo his remaining eligibility at Boston University and sign an amateur tryout contract with the Boston Bruins, general manager Don Sweeney announced Wednesday.

The Bruins selected McAvoy, who completed his sophomore season at BU, with the No. 14 pick in the 2016 NHL Draft. He will report to Providence of the American Hockey League for practice on Thursday and should play in games this weekend.

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Islanders affiliate signs Johnny Gaudreau's brother

Matt Gaudreau, sibling of Flames forward, gets amateur tryout contract with Bridgeport of AHL @NHL

Matt Gaudreau, the younger brother of Calgary Flames forward Johnny Gaudreau, on Tuesday signed an amateur tryout contract with Bridgeport, the American Hockey League affiliate of the New York Islanders.

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Behind The Numbers

Trade Deadline pickups can make impact

Stats show how five players dealt in in past week can help new teams

by Rob Vollman / Correspondent

The NHL Trade Deadline has come and gone. The underlying numbers can help sort it all out, and provide an interesting perspective on how some of these transactions can affect the final quarter of the regular season.

Let's examine five interesting stats for players who have changed jerseys recently:

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Many reasons for quiet NHL Trade Deadline

Expansion draft, salary cap, playoff races blocked blockbusters

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / Senior Writer

The 2017 NHL Trade Deadline passed Wednesday without any blockbusters. Several so-called rental players also stayed with their teams, as did many of the big-name players who had been headlining the rumor mill.

Eighteen trades were made Wednesday before the deadline came at 3 p.m. ET. Of the 33 players traded, 17 are playing in the American Hockey League.

There were a handful of potential impact trades made in preceding days, but it was the fewest amount of trades made and total players moved on deadline day since the lockout-shortened 2012-13 season, when 17 trades were made involving 30 players.

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Trade Coverage

Jarome Iginla to wear No. 88 with Kings

Forward will honor Wayne Gretzky, who was traded to Los Angeles that year

by Lisa Dillman / Staff Writer

LOS ANGELES -- Jarome Iginla could have asked new Los Angeles Kings teammate Marian Gaborik if he might be willing to give up No. 12.

After all, Gaborik wore No. 10 when he was with the Minnesota Wild and during his time with the New York Rangers.

Not a chance.

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