2024 NHL trade deadline

Biggest Deals of the 2024 NHL Trade Deadline

The 2024 NHL trade deadline has come and gone, signaling the stretch run to the Stanley Cup Playoffs. There were some notable trades across January and February with the likes of Chris Tanev, Sean Monahan, and Elias Lindholm getting moved. Then the week of the deadline rolled along and everything went off the rails, starting with Anthony Mantha to Vegas this past Tuesday. There were a lot of trades that were made over the course of the last several days and here are some of the more notable ones from the deadline.

Biggest Deals of the 2024 NHL Trade Deadline

F Jake Guentzel

From: Pittsburgh Penguins
To: Carolina Hurricanes

In the biggest move of the NHL Trade Deadline, the Pittsburgh Penguins traded Jake Guentzel to the Carolina Hurricanes. In return, Carolina received forward Michael Bunting, and forward prospects Ville KoivunenVasili Ponomarev, and Cruz Lucius. They also received a conditional first-round pick and a conditional 2024 fifth-round pick. Along with Guentzel, the rights to defenseman Ty Smith was traded to Carolina as well. Getting the Penguins forward finally gives them another scoring threat that they desperately needed for years come playoff time.

*Condition: First-round pick downgrades to a 2024 second-round pick if the Hurricanes don’t make the Stanley Cup Final
*Condition: The Penguins will receive the 2024 fifth-round pick if Carolina wins the Stanley Cup

D Noah Hanifin

From: Calgary Flames
To: Vegas Golden Knights

The Vegas Golden Knights were set up to make a big trade at the deadline and that’s exactly what happened. They acquired Noah Hanifin from the Calgary Flames for defenseman Daniil Miromanov, a conditional 2025 first-round pick, and a conditional 2025 third-round pick. The Philadephia Flyers jumped into this trade and acquired a 2024 fifth-round pick from Vegas. An extension is also being worked on with Hanifin and his new team. This comes as the Golden Knights are trying to win back-to-back Stanley Cups.

*Condition: First round pick is top-10 protected and was set to become a 2026 first-round pick if Vegas traded the pick before the deadline
*Condition: Third-round pick becomes a second-round pick if VGK win a playoff round

D Sean Walker

From: Philadelphia Flyers
To: Colorado Avalanche

Getting Sean Walker was the first of two big trades that the Colorado Avalanche made this past Wednesday. They traded for Walker and a 2026 fifth-round pick from the Philadelphia Flyers for forward Ryan Johansen (later waived) and a conditional 2025 first-round pick. The 29-year-old defenseman has six goals and 22 points in 63 games.

*Condition: First-round pick is top-10 protected

F Casey Middelstadt

From: Buffalo Sabres
To: Colorado Avalanche

The Avs weren’t done as later in the day on Wednesday, after the trade to get Walker, they also completed a one-for-one trade with the Buffalo Sabres. In that trade, forward Casey Middelstadt went to Colorado for defenseman Bowen Byram. As the Avalanche get ready to lock into a cup run, they get even stronger than they already were with Middelstadt, who is on pace to have his best season yet.

F Vladimir Tarasenko

From: Ottawa Senators
To: Florida Panthers

The trade to kick off the madness on Wednesday was a deal that saw Vladimir Tarasenko get traded from the Ottawa Senators to the Florida Panthers in exchange for a conditional 2024 fourth-round pick and a 2025 third-round pick. The Russian tank was signed by Ottawa in the off-season but due to them not being good and it only being a one-year deal, he was moved. Tarasenko also had a say in where he went as the only team he would waive his no-trade clause to was Florida. The Panthers add another scoring presence to a team that has the most points in the league.

*Condition: Fourth-round pick becomes a 2026 third-round pick if the Panthers win the Stanley Cup

F Adam Henrique

From: Anaheim Ducks
To: Edmonton Oilers

After a poor start to the season and firing their coach, the Edmonton Oilers managed to pull off a 16-game winning streak and pulled themselves back up to contention with new head coach Kris Knoblauch. That led them to this point, buying at the deadline as they acquired Adam Henrique and Sam Carrick along with a 2024 seventh-round pick from the Anaheim Ducks for a 2024 first-round pick and a conditional 2025 fifth-round pick. The Lightning joined in on the trade to make it a three-team deal, receiving a conditional 2025 fourth-round pick and retaining 25 percent of Henrique’s cap hit. Oilers also get goaltender Ty Taylor in the trade.

*Condition: 2025 fifth-round pick becomes a fourth-round pick if Oilers win cup
*Condition: 2025 forth-round pick moves to 2026 if Oilers win cup

F Tomas Hertl

From: San Jose Sharks
To: Vegas Golden Knights

The Golden Knights weren’t done making splashes as they made a blockbuster move to close out the 2024 NHL trade deadline as they acquired Tomas Hertl and two third-round picks (2025 & 2027) from the San Jose Sharks in exchange for forward David Edstrom (VGK 2023 first rounder) and a 2025 first-round pick. This deal just came in as the moves were just about done, and it was a shocker.


(Full list of all deadline deals here)

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