Trade Tracker – 2022 NHL Trade Deadline

by | Mar 21, 2022 | News, NHL, Rumors | 111 comments

The following is the list of players traded on March 21, 2022. The trade deadline is 3 pm ET. Check in regularly as this list will be updated throughout today until the last trades are officially announced.

Vegas Golden Knights trade forward Evgenii Dadonov to the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for the LTIR contract of Ryan Kesler, defenseman John Moore and a conditional second-round pick in 2023 or 2024.

Seattle Kraken acquire forward Victor Rask from the Minnesota Wild in exchange for future consideration.

Columbus Blue Jackets trade forward Max Domi to the Carolina Hurricanes in a three-team trade involving the Florida Panthers. The Hurricanes also received defense prospect Tyler Inamoto, the Blue Jackets received defense prospect Aiden Hreschuk, and the Panthers received forward prospect Egor Korshkov and a sixth-round pick in the 2022 NHL draft.

The New York Rangers acquire forward Andrew Copp and a sixth-rounder in 2023 from the Winnipeg Jets in exchange for minor-league center Morgan Barron, a conditional second-round pick in 2022 (becomes a first-rounder if the Rangers win two rounds in 2022 playoffs), a conditional second-rounder in 2022 or 2023 and a fifth-rounder in 2023.

Tampa Bay Lightning acquire Riley Nash for the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for future considerations.

Edmonton Oilers acquire forward Derick Brassard from the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for a fourth-round pick in 2023.

Calgary Flames acquire center Ryan Carpenter from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for a fifth-round draft pick in 2024.

Ottawa Senators acquire goaltender Michael McNiven from the Calgary Flames for future considerations.

Chicago Blackhawks trade goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury to the Minnesota Wild (NHL Images)

New York Rangers acquire forward Nick Merkley from the San Jose Sharks in exchange for defenseman Anthony Bitetto.

The Pittsburgh Penguins acquire winger Rickard Rakell from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for forwards Zach Aston-Reese and Dominik Simon, a 2022 second-round pick and a prospect.

The Rangers also acquire forward Tyler Motte from the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for a 2023 fourth-rounder.

Detroit Red Wings ship forward Vladislav Namestnikov to the Dallas Stars in exchange for a fourth-round pick in 2024.

Montreal Canadiens trade goaltender Andrew Hammond to the New Jersey Devils in exchange for minor-league center Nate Schnarr.

Colorado Avalanche acquires forward Andrew Cogliano from the San Jose Sharks in exchange for a 2024 fifth-rounder.

The Washington Capitals acquire Johan Larsson from the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for a 2023 third-round pick.

Ottawa Senators trade Zach Sanford to the Winnipeg Jets for a 2022 fifth-round pick.

St. Louis Blues acquire defenseman Nick Leddy and minor-league blueliner Luke Witkowski from the Detroit Red Wings for winger Oskar Sundqvist, defenseman Jake Walman and a 2023 second-round pick.

Montreal Canadiens trade forward Artturi Lehkonen to the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for defense prospect Justin Barron and a 2024 second-round pick.

Edmonton Oilers acquire defenseman Brett Kulak from the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for defenseman William Lagesson and a conditional second-round pick in 2022 or 2023.

Boston Bruins trade winger Zach Senyshyn and a fifth-rounder in the 2022 draft to the Ottawa Senators for defenseman Josh Brown and a seventh-rounder in 2022.

The New York Rangers acquire defenseman Justin Braun from the Philadelphia Flyers for a third-round pick in 2023.

Chicago Blackhawks trade goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury to the Minnesota Wild in exchange for a conditional 2022 second-round draft pick that becomes a first-rounder if the Wild reach the Western Conference Final. 

Minnesota Wild trade goaltender Kaapo Kahkonen and a fifth-round pick to the San Jose Sharks for defenseman Jacob Middleton.

The Seattle Kraken trade forward Marcus Johansson to the Washington Capitals in exchange for forward Daniel Sprong, a 2022-fourth-round pick and a 2023 sixth-rounder.

The Winnipeg Jets trade center Nathan Smith and Bryan Little’s LTIR contract to the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for a 2022 fourth-round pick.

Winnipeg Jets trade defenseman Nathan Beaulieu to the Pittsburgh Penguins for a conditional 2022 seventh-round pick.


  1. @ George

    As per our past conversation…on Forsberg ..good signing at cap hit and term and looking for him to take on a bigger role ..really good deal all around !

    I think he could be a Jacob Marsktrom type player a late bloomer very similar styles and needs some better D and growth good signing !

    • Yeah Kal El … at least one of my predictions on Forsberg and Paul came true … LOL – 3 years at annual average of $2.75 mil – not bad.

      As for Paul, not only does he remain in the East when I figured he’d be headed West, but the LAST team I thought would pursue him in a trade was Tampa Bay!

      As I say elsewhere in the string of threads, that has to be a rental for the playoffs and their push for a 3-peat because, if he’s still seeking term north of 4 years and in excess of the $2.5 mil per offered, I just don’t see how TB can re-sign him.

      Right now, CapFriendly projects they have a commitment to 17 and are $1.3 mil over the cap, with UFAs Palat, Paul, Rutta and Elliott to either re-sign or replace and, the following year, TFAs Cirelli, Colton, Sergachev, Cernak and Foote to re-up.

      The player Ottawa gets from TB, 6′ 1″ 190lb RW Mathieu Joseph has 8g 10a 18pts in 58gp for TB – all on the 4th line – and was a 4th round pick in 2015 from Saint John Seadogs, the same year his close buddy, Chabot, went to Ottawa in the 1st round.

    • @ GEORGE

      Good signing on Forsberg …the league as I was saying yesterday loves Paul…

      He will get more than the SENS were offering on open Market …Tampa made a great decision ..and nice pick up for nothing on Paul as he was leaving anyways…

      Tampa wont have the room to re sign hm so looks like a rental at this point …they wont be able to move out a significant player to allow for $3.5 4 million on Paul it seems IMO

      • Kal El, at least Paul has a superb chance at a Cup … and who knows, he could be dickering again with Ottawa as a UFA in the off-season.

        I thought the Senators did alright in the past couple of days, getting local 1st round pick Senyshin for Josh Brown – who wasn’t coming back – getting RW Mathieu Joseph and a 4th rounder for Paul, a 5th rounder from the Jets for Sanford – who wasn’t coming back, and getting Hamonic from a 3rd rounder from Vancouver.

        One surprise was that C Chris Tierney wasn’t moved – I really thought he might wind up in Minnesota as a depth acquisition for the playoff push

  2. Bruins re up Debrusk 2 yrs at 4mil per. Interesting

    • @ Mr Bruins ….

      I think this might be a sign a nd trade scenario…seeing he still wants to be moved ???

    • Probably just easier to trade him

      • How about moving Debrusk for Sean Monaghan?

    • @ Pengy

      Now the dust has settled how do you feel about the Gio and Blackwell trade for 2 2nd rounders and getting back the 3rd pick from Nucks for Dermott ??

      Are you warming up to the Brodie Gio tandem yet?

      The top 4 is really something and FINALLY you can trust now in tight games …

      • Well, on paper anyway … and based on their performances when 3 years younger. Giordano did nothing to solidify Seattle’s D and get them any higher than 2nd last among 32 teams.

        He may well re-discover his younger talents and be all that they hope … but it’s not as if they haven’t gone down that “capture lightning in a bottle again” when it comes to older players before … many times. Only to find that it was a lost hope.

        I truly wish he does everything they hope and expect … but just don’t start dumping on the guy if he falters.

      • Lol George his younger self wasn’t something he ought to be reaching for since he was a late bloomer… for example Simmons on the Leafs had his 1000th game this season at 33 so has Gio at 38.
        In no way am I saying we can expect him the reigning Norris trophy winner 3 years ago but I do expect him to be better than most of the d the team already has. So it’s clearly a win for now. Like you said, on paper.

      • On paper, where most if not all of the Leafs Championship aspirations lie.

      • Well, Ron, 35 is younger than 38 – I can attest to that LOL –

  3. Yes. I still think he is moved by 3pm

    • No doubt Mrbruin4 – the signing just makes it more palpable for a team to give up assets. I wonder if Dotion might now be in the mix in Ottawa.

  4. One of two things will happen in Toronto:

    1) Leafs win Cup and nobody cares about the trading away of truckloads of future draft picks. Or,

    2) Leafs eliminated in first round. Dubas gets fired so he doesnt have to care about trading away truckloads of future draft picks.

    Giordano is a decent add but IMHO doesnt move the needle anywhere near enough to get past Florida, Tampa or Carolina.

    Both “big” free agent signings by Dubious last off season (Ritchie and Mrazek) both placed on waivers in the first season of multiyear contracts. Dubas cant keep waiving his mistakes, eventually his poor decision making will come back to haunt him.

    • Keep hoping.

      • Hope….

        All Leaf fans can cling on too.

        Once Dubious and Shanascam are turfed it will be a much brighter less Charmin future in Torontol

    • Ron, you keep forgetting the good signings from last year but I guess that doesn’t fit the narrative.

      • Yeah Ron. Tons of non Leaf fans are all for dumping on Dubas and Shanahan but I always ask the Leaf Haters “who do we replace them with?” When the contracts that have put The Leafs in Cap Hell were given out the pandemic wasn’t around and the Cap was growing at a 4-5 mill a year clip. I’m not a huge Dubas fan but I think more of his moves have panned out than have not and that’s all you can ask for. Have his teams made the playoffs? Yes. Have they won a round? No. Will he be fired if that happens again? Yes. Will that happen for sure? We’ll find out in April…

      • Which “good” signings are you referring too? Simmonds? Spezza? (though Spezza has been decent). Cl8fford? Mrazek?

        Please advise.

  5. signing DeBrusk to that 2 year contract probably means if the Bruins move him in a one for one or in a package the player they get back will more than likely have term left on his contract dont think they would sign DeBrusk and trade him for a rental

    • If you’re still there, Ron, Bunting, Kampf, Kase.

      • Kase has eggshell for a noggin (unfortunately), Kampf is a 4th line slug and almost anyone could score playing with the M&M purse carriers.

        If thats the best of Dubas thats pretty weak.

  6. Fleury to Minnesota.

    • Yeah, that came as a bit of a surprise … was never thinking Minnesota – the conditional 1st is really a 2nd round pick that only turns into a 1st if the Wild make the conference finals and Fleury has 4+ wins

      • WEST / Central ..has become a powerhouse in the last week all have gotten better in size and skill and plugged holes of need …


        Have all bolstered line ups significantly for a serious push in there own conference and can now match up against the likes of the Bolts & Cats …

        Cant wait to watch playoff hockey WOW..

      • Could Minn have gotten John Gibson for cheaper? It seems like they’re trying to build a team to beat Colorado. John Gibson has had the Avs’ number a lot more than Fleury has.

      • @fikshun, I doubt the Wild can take anyone with term at this time.


      Guerin doing an amazing job on asset management ..CRAZY …good job …

      Beefed up with Delauriers …and acquired Middelton with moving Kahkonnen …

      • What choice does Guerin have at this point? He will be absolutely buried in cap hell going forward. It’s push in your chips now or never.

        Still don’t think Minnesota gets out of the west either way. In two months from now, those picks and assets being given up will probably prove to be more valuable than Fleury and Middleton.


        You are right…..Wild have to go for it this year as they will be in CAP HELL next year !!

  7. can someone enlighten me how Wpg can trade Little who is on LTIR and was giving them them $5,291,667 in cap relief , now that he is gone they are~7 million over the cap ?

    • There’s another big move coming? Any minute?

    • Its next year I believe (sort of this year). They cannot put his salary on LTIR till the start of the season so he technically counts against the cap till then

      • thanks for the explanation GG

  8. Wild are going for it

    • Loving what they are doing, the central division is stacked. Colorado still the clear favourite but no easy matchups.
      Hard to call any division at this time.

      • @ TAZ…

        Not so sure on Avs

        ….FLAMES .. are the team to beat.. IMO

        In the past year …they have really built a great team from UFAs out to now

  9. Don forget Jost 10 th overall draft pick.
    The Wild are going for it and are much stronger this week that the beginning of March

    Bolts rebuilding that third line . Joseph will fit nicely in Ottawa

    Blackwell will add some grit and tenacity. under the radar add. Liked him in New York

  10. It seems like Seattle is trying to correct some mistakes made in the expansion draft by loading up on picks

    Jarnkrok to Calgary for 2022 2nd round pick, 2023 3rd round pick and 2024 4th round pick

    Giordano and Blackwell to Leafs for 2022 2nd round pick and 2023 3rd round pick

    Lauzon to Nashville for 2022 2nd round pick

    Appleton to Jets for 2023 4th round pick

    Some of those picks – especially the 2nd rounders – could surface again in later deals

    • @ GEORGE …

      Sounds like SENS players are a bit upset on the Paul situation….

      • Kal El, where did you hear that?

      • Once again, it’s the Sens … who cares, besides you two???

  11. Braun to the Rangers for a 3rd rounder

    • They probably could have gotten more

    • The Rangers did very well in shoring up D and F, also getting Motte from Vancouver and Copp from the Jets

      • Yes George. We’ve got a solid bottom 9. I mean 6. Lol. Very deep with Left Wingers

      • No doubt more moves coming either at the draft or later in the off-season

      • I do like the Braun trade. Wasn’t sure about going into playoffs with rookie on right side. Especially since I’m not a big fan of the guy they have on left. NYR did add a lot of depth though. With a lot of young guys, the grind might take its toll. Besides not being in playoffs for awhile(not counting the 0-3 bubble appears) nhl havnt had a full 82 game season in a couple years. NY didn’t give up much either.

      • I’m pretty happy (pending what went to Winnipeg). But NY addressed issues they have today with Vatrano, Copp and Braun. Secondary scoring and d. I’m hearing Braun will play left side with Schneider.

        The type of deal that most Rangers fans were hoping for, was just not there. No sense of forcing deals that don’t make sense (Kessel, etc.)

        I know Lundkvist wasn’t moved. Any idea what Copp actually cost NY?

        So for Motte, Braun and Vatrano didn’t cost anything.

        My only regret is NY not utilizing that cap space to help facilitate other trades and pick up picks and prospects in return.

      • 2-2nds (1 becomes a 1st if NY wins 2 rounds and Copp plays 50% of the games) Morgan Barron and a 5th.

        Pretty expensive for a rental imo. But Copp should be a good fit on the 3rd line center. Also gets Chytil out of that role.

      • Rangers added two forwards who can skate and play smart. Gallant loves those types. Removes some AHL players out of the lineup too.
        Copp can wins draws which is badly needed

      • So Copp would be 6th on Rangers now in points. They gave up Barron, 2 2nd rounders and a 5th. They also recieved a 6th. This years 2nd rounder becomes a 1st if Rangers make it past 2 rounds in playoffs and Copp plays half the games. Out of all the deals they made, this is only one that they really gave up a lot for. Can’t complain. They also took a flyer on former 1st round pick Nick Merkely. Gave upAHLer Bitteto who would’ve never get called up in NY again. Solid playoff team. As long as Shesterkin stays healthy.

      • Agree Slick. Overall pretty happy and they didn’t trade any of their young assets.

        Not sure how far they go, but should definitely see an improvement in that bottom 6 and opens up some options on their top 6 as well.

        Chytil should get a look on RW. He has this speed and ability to get open, but his shot / timing preference seems rushed. I don’t want to give up on the guy. Still young and decent prospect. Maybe he just needs less responsibility out there?

        Bitetto has proven he’s pretty much a fringe Ahl’er. Unless he plans on exploding in his mid 30s? Any return would have been a good return.

      • Co. Must’ve been posting same time on the Copp trade. Even if the one 2nd rounder becomes a 1st, it’ll be because we made it to 3rd round which is a nice trade off! And pick won’t be higher than 28. Didn’t give up any roster players either.

      • 29th. Not 28th

    • Where are all the trades?

  12. Fleury to Minnesota for a conditional 2nd rounder. Clearly he said no thank you to going to the Leafs.

    • Thank god!!!! Bullet dodged. Clearly right bud?

      • Ya thank …god …

        who would want the reigning Vezina winner 3 time Stanley cup winning goalie for a deep playoff run???

        Just like everyone said Carey Price sucked and was washed up before last year and literally single handed came within 2 games of winning the cup with what is now the last place Habs …come on guys …you guys have eyes wide shut on Fleury ….


      • 2 games from a Stanley cup? He won 1 game in the finals?

        Montreal just celebrated like that 1 game was game 6 or 7.

      • Dumb remark as usual

  13. Hope leafs can try and get Gibson. Not sure if they have the assets. Probably starts at Leafs 2022 1st rounder, Roberstson and Sandin. To make the money work would probably need to add 3rd rounder for the ducks to take mazarek.

    • I cant see Gibson on the table.
      He is a 28 year old #1 goalie with term. He will still be in his prime when the Ducks are good again.

      Someone would need to make a very good offer.

    • If nobody claims Mrazek on waivers for free why would they trade an asset for him?

      Sandin is injured and unlikely to be moved.

      Doubtful Dubious has either the assets or cap room to obtain Gibson who has a 10 team no trade list. Very likely all 7 Canadian teams are on that list.

    • No chance Leafs make that trade. Sandin is not available and that is a major overpayment for a goalie that has had a history of injuries.

      Looking at the #1 goalies heading to the post season, other than Vasi who is a sure thing? If the Leafs want to make a move there, I like Craig Anderson.

      • @ TAZ….

        I like that train of thought …id do that for a rental 10000%

    • My comment was no for you captain obvious
      I can’t believe Fleury negativity

      • All good, I didn’t think it was.

  14. One down two to go for Bruins get tough Dman

    • Josh brown. 6 ft 5 RD. For Zachary Zenyshen

      • Saw that MB4 and Joe.
        Big dude, no idea if he is a banger or not. Not too many PIM’s. Vet.
        I see that he kills penalties, so nice to have that extra length for that.
        George – what’s the scoop on Brown.

      • Ray, Josh Brown will use his big body – that was never an issue – and you won’t get a lot of offense from him – it’s when he has to handle the puck in his own end when the opposition pressure is on … that’s when you’ll be closing your eyes and hoping for the best. As a 5/6 pairing-type with limited minutes he’ll be OK.

      • Seems to match what his minutes are George. Might come in handy late in a game with a lead, the net crashing starts with the refs putting the whistles away.
        Clifton has the will but not the size to deal with that from the right side.
        Curious to see how Senyshen does in OTT. Guy can fly and scored some goals in Jr, just never clicked for him during his time with B’s. Worth a flier by OTT as he is playing better this year in Providence.

      • Yeah Ray, I get that Senyshyn, being part of that back-to-back-to-back 13,14, 15 picks in 2015 alonng with Zboril and DeBrusk is something the Bruins would rather forget – considering that Barzal, Kyle Connor,m Chabot, Eriksson Ek and Aho all went after them – but 14gp spread over 3 seasons isn’t much of a test.

        Being a RW – a position the Sens are hoping to improve at – he’ll get lots of opportunity here to gel with his linemates.

  15. In deal that almost rivals The Lindholm acquisition, the B’s have landed Josh Brown?! Sweeney once again cementing the bruins March to the cup.

  16. Leddy’s price shows there were a few teams in on him. he can skate and has a good first pass

  17. I had forgotten that Cogliano was even in the NHL

  18. If Bruins day has ended I’m very disappointed that they didn’t upgrade at the C/W position …

  19. Debrusk staying for the playoffs

  20. Kessel. Stays in AZ. That is shocking AZ. Should have took what they could get

    • where’s the other big deals poopey pants?

      • Back to hating. In less then 24 hrs. You really are a putz You would complain if bruins win cup by saying they should have swept every game. Go back to ringette.

      • Where are the other deals?

    • Likely no offer for Phat Phil….

      still think he got robbed of a Conn Smythe in Pittsburgh though.

  21. Well, Kent Hugues really impressed me. Wow for the returns he got for each player he dealt maybe except for Toffoli.

    Toffolli : 1st (2022), Heineman, 5th and T.Pitlick
    Chiarot: 1st (2023), Tyler Smilanic and a 4th
    Kulak: a 2nd (2023) and Lagesson
    Lekhonen: Justin Barron and 2nd (2024) He even got Sakic to pay up !
    And on a smaller scale Andrew Hammond for big Nate Schnarr.

    I think he really got the maximum he could get for each player and even more. Of course bigger trades are more spectacular but what a haul ! Really, really happy.

    What’s your impression Habsfan ?

    • @Mark I agree that the Toffoli return seems thin given his performance in Calgary so far, and, of course, if he has been reborn under St.Louis like everyone else then would the return have been better. But we move on.

      Sorry to see Chariot go but the return was good. Really sorry to see Lekhonen go and really hope the return is good. I don’t know Barron at all.

      I never warmed to Kulak and wish him well in Edmonton.

      Overall, it is an interesting haul and I am rather excited to see what the prospects might bring to the team. I also love what look like a firm commitment to rebuilding.

      • Sorry, @Mike : )) … very infrequent poster and prone to severe typos.

      • No prob Shaun 😉 Barron was the Avs 1st round pick two years ago, pretty offensive, has good stats at his first AHL year, 6’2” 194 pounds. I am really surprised Sakic payed that much

    • I’m impressed by what they got though we’ll have to see how the drafting works out and how the prospects will develop under Houle in Laval.

      Justin Barron is a stud RD who’d be a starter in Montreal and most other NHL teams.

      Bonus is that Chiarot would re-sign in a heartbeat in the summer.

      HuGo said what they want and they got it plus more.

      • Hate to give the Habs any props, but have to agree Hughes did really well.

  22. Minnesota is the “sleeper” in this years playoffs , IMO ..

    Bill Guerin has done a remarkable job with that team since he took the post as GM

    They will be extremely tough to play against

    Middleton and Deslaurier , playoff, character players , affordable pickups

    Fleury will show the doubters his ability , which I am hoping he does !

    • Wild are at 22-1 to win the SC. What the heck I just plunked down $200 on them

      • @ joe
        That’s a good bet
        I am going to do the same !!

  23. Penguins get Rakell from Anaheim for a 2nd rounder – that could nudge them up into a real bona-fide dark horse for the Cup

    • Don’t forget Calle clang!

  24. Looking forward to the Harri Scateri tribute video when the Yotes hot Toronto.

    Undefeated as Leaf netminder, jersey number to the rafters and statue outside.

  25. Just cant wait to see how Luke Fox and the other Leaf fanboys at LeafsNet and the Toronto Sports Network spin Dubases do nothing day as a “win”.

    • Replacing Dermott with Giordano was a step up – but after that Finnish Olympic goalie they signed was promptly lost on waivers, they go down the stretch with hope that Gamble, when he returns, is the Gamble of the first two months and not the Gamble of the past two, and that either Mrazek or the rookie can give them adequate back-up in net. Talk about going into the mix with all fingers crossed!

    • Exactly !!!
      They r in for a rude awakening come playoff time

  26. Alright, Florida helped Carolina acquire Domi? Huh? Why would Florida do that?

    This has to be getting reported in error. Or the Panthers have zero respect for Domi?

  27. There’s a typo. The Jackets traded Riley Nash to Toronto last year.

  28. Is Riley Nash eligible to play for Tampa? He played for them previously this season, didn’t he?

  29. Once again when going gets tough Sweeney disappears please fire this guy after this season

  30. I’ll give Sweeney a B- on this trading period he got the no brainer done with the LD & don’t know if Brown is a better Dman than what they have at 5-6 …I believe the DeBrusk deal was done so it would be easier to trade him alone or part of a package to get back a W/C ….Bruins lose in the first rd playoff series Sweeney probably shouldn’t be coming back

  31. Anaheim Ducks acquire Evgenii Dadonov for Kesler contract and John Morrow
    Late one but official. Who is returning from LTIR??
    Stone hopefully.

  32. The ones doing the most complaining that their teams didn’t do enough know the least about hockey and the cap. Cheer for your team and sh…..t up driving everyone nuts.

  33. It looks like to me Sweeney signed DeBrusk to a contract to be more appealing but at the end of the day just like the last 3 months nobody wanted him