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2017-18 NHL Trade Tracker

Official deals since June 14

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Welcome to the 2017-18 NHL Trade Tracker, the official list of completed deals since June 14. This is your one-stop shop for news, analysis and reaction from around the League as teams position themselves for the present and beyond.

 

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The RoundUp

Golden Knights unveil Expansion Draft picks

Marc-Andre Fleury from Penguins, Nate Schmidt from Capitals complete list of 30 selections

by Dan Rosen @DRosenNHL / NHL.com Senior Writer

LAS VEGAS -- And finally, the Vegas Golden Knights have a team.

The Golden Knights made their 30 selections in the 2017 NHL Expansion Draft on Wednesday and added seven more players and 10 draft picks acquired through 10 trades.

Here is a look at the 30 players and an analysis of Vegas' picks, trades and what it all means:

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Trade Coverage

Mike Smith traded to Flames by Coyotes

Veteran goaltender acquired by Calgary for Chad Johnson, defenseman prospect Brandon Hickey, draft pick

by Aaron Vickers / NHL.com Correspondent

CALGARY -- Trading for Mike Smith was the Calgary Flames' first step to solidifying their goaltending for next season.

The Flames acquired Smith in a trade with the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday for goaltender Chad Johnson, defenseman prospect Brandon Hickey and a conditional third-round pick.

Johnson and Brian Elliott, who served as the Flames' goaltenders this season, each can become an unrestricted free agent on July 1.

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Trade Coverage

Nathan Beaulieu acquired by Sabres from Canadiens

24-year-old defenseman had NHL career highs in goals, assists, points this season

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Defenseman Nathan Beaulieu was acquired by the Buffalo Sabres from the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday for the Sabres third-round pick (No. 68) in the 2017 NHL Draft presented by adidas.

Beaulieu, 24, was Montreal's first-round selection (No. 17) in the 2011 draft and can become a restricted free agent on July 1.

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Trade Coverage

Lightning take risk moving Jonathan Drouin due to other issues

Trade forward to Canadiens for defense prospect because of Expansion Draft, salary-cap concerns

by Arpon Basu @ArponBasu / LNH.com Senior Managing Editor

MONTREAL -- On the surface, the Tampa Bay Lightning trading forward Jonathan Drouin to the Montreal Canadiens for defense prospect Mikhail Sergachev on Thursday appears to be a perfect match.

The Lightning needed a cheap, young, talented defenseman, and they got one in Sergachev.

The Canadiens needed a dynamic, game-breaking forward, and they got one in Drouin.

Simple as that? No.

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Trade Coverage

Jonathan Drouin traded to Canadiens by Lightning, signs six-year contract

Tampa Bay receives defenseman Mikhail Sergachev; Montreal reportedly gives forward $33 million

by Arpon Basu @ArponBasu / LNH.com Senior Managing Editor

MONTREAL -- Forward Jonathan Drouin signed a six-year contract with the Montreal Canadiens after being traded from the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday for defense prospect Mikhail Sergachev.

"When you have the chance to get your hands on a player of Jonathan's talent at a young age, it's very important," Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin said of the 22-year-old from Ste-Agathe, Quebec. "This opportunity probably hasn't been available to me in five years. Plus, he's a kid from here, so for me it was a decision I had to make.

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transactions

Erik Gudbranson signs one-year, $3.5 million contract with Canucks

Defenseman would have become restricted free agent July 1

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Defenseman Erik Gudbranson has signed a one-year, $3.5 million contract with the Vancouver Canucks, general manager Jim Benning announced Thursday.

Gudbranson, 25, would have become a restricted free agent on July 1. He will be an unrestricted free agent after next season.

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Trade Coverage

2016-17 NHL Trade Tracker

Official deals since May 25

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Welcome to the 2016-17 NHL Trade Tracker, the official list of completed deals since the summer. This is your one-stop shop for news, analysis and reaction from around the League as teams position themselves for the present and beyond.

 

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transactions

Shayne Gostisbehere signs multiyear contract with Flyers

Defenseman reportedly gets six years, $27 million, could have become restricted free agent on July 1

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Defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere signed a multiyear contract with the Philadelphia Flyers, general manager Ron Hextall announced Friday. Terms of the contract were not disclosed, but TSN reported it is for six years worth $27 million, an average annual value of $4.5 million.

Gostisbehere, 24, could have become a restricted free agent July 1.

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transactions

Joonas Korpisalo signs two-year contract with Blue Jackets

Backup goalie could have become restricted free agent July 1

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Goalie Joonas Korpisalo signed a two-year contract with the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday.

Financial terms of the contract were not released, but The Columbus Dispatch reported Korpisalo, 23, would make $700,000 in 2017-18 and $1.1 million in 2018-19, for an average annual value of $900,000. He could have become a restricted free agent July 1.

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