Trade Tracker – 2019 NHL Draft
The list of the notable player trades during the 2019 NHL Draft. It will be updated throughout the day as trades take place.
Tampa Bay Lightning trade forward J.T. Miller to the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for a conditional first-round pick in 2020, a third-round selection in 2019 and goaltender Marek Mazanec.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Lightning reporter Caley Chelios reports if the Canucks fail to reach the playoffs next season, that conditional first shifts to 2021. Like the Leafs and Predators trades earlier today, this was a salary dump by the Lightning. Shedding Miller’s $5.25-million cap hit through 2022-23 gives them extra dollars to re-sign restricted free agent center Brayden Point. The Canucks, meanwhile, add some two-way versatility to their forward lines.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: The Predators shed Subban’s $9 million salary-cap hit, perhaps to pursue Matt Duchene via free agency. The Devils get a big boost to their blueline, which might also provide enticement for left wing Taylor Hall to re-sign before next summer.
Toronto Maple Leafs trade left wing Patrick Marleau, a conditional first-round pick in the 2020 NHL Draft, and a seventh-round pick in the 2020 draft to the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for a sixth-round pick in the 2020 draft.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: As per Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman, “Condition on first is if it is Top 10 — shifts to 2021.” This move frees up Marleau’s $6.25 million salary-cap hit from their books. He’s not likely to be with the Hurricanes for long. Word is they’ll buy out his contract.