Posted by NHL News on Friday, October 04, 2018 01:31:30 It’s time for the Stanley Cup playoffs to begin.
For the second time in three seasons, the Stanley Cauldron is full of exciting players who have put up impressive numbers.
And it seems the next big trade deadline will have more impact on the sport’s history than the current ones.
With a new round of playoff games scheduled to begin in the coming weeks, the NHL has re-entered the arena with some of its most iconic players.
Here’s a look at the most important players to hit the trade deadline.1.
The Flyers Flyers have traded center Brayden Schenn and a first-round pick for winger Claude Giroux.
The Flyers have received a first round pick for the right winger who has scored 32 goals and added 37 assists in 49 games for the Philadelphia Flyers this season.
Schenn, 28, has scored in double digits in each of the past two seasons and is one of the best offensive threats in the NHL.
He scored 21 goals and 31 assists in 2015-16, his first full season in the league.
Schentn was traded by the Flyers to Philadelphia from Ottawa on April 4, and the Flyers then used a second-round draft pick to send him to Ottawa for a 2018 first-rounder.
The 25-year-old has two goals and six assists in 27 games with the Senators this season, and he has scored seven goals and 11 assists in 29 career games with Ottawa.2.
The Bruins have acquired forward Michael Del Zotto from the Dallas Stars.
The Bruins acquired Del Zotz from the Chicago Blackhawks for forward David Pastrnak on June 29, and they will now have to decide whether to keep the 24-year, 195-pound forward or give up on him.
The decision will be made on Thursday night, when the Bruins host the New York Rangers.
Del Zotzer is coming off a strong season with Dallas that included 34 points (14 goals, 21 assists) in 38 games and a goal and four assists in seven playoff games.
The 6-foot-1, 215-pounder scored seven points (3 goals, 3 assists) and blocked eight shots in 10 games with Chicago last season.3.
The Canadiens have acquired defenseman Andrei Markov from the New Jersey Devils for defenseman Brian Boyle.
The Montreal Canadiens acquired Markov with a second round pick in the 2018 NHL Draft.
Markov scored 17 points (8 goals, 14 assists) for the Habs last season, the second-highest total in NHL history behind Montreal’s Marc Bergevin’s 35 points (17 goals, 19 assists) during the 2003-04 season.
Markov was the No. 1 overall pick in this year’s NHL Draft, and in his first NHL season he scored 27 points (12 goals, 23 assists) with a plus-12 rating and was second among defensemen in scoring with a team-high 22 goals.
The 6-0, 196-pound defenseman has played for the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League’s Montreal Canadiens for the past five seasons.
He was acquired by the Canadiens as part of a three-team deal with the Dallas and New York teams.4.
The Oilers have acquired goaltender Jonathan Quick from the Nashville Predators.
The Oilers acquired Quick from Winnipeg on July 11 and he is expected to join the team on Thursday.
Quick was the second overall pick of the 2018 draft, but was injured during the Predators’ first-year playoff run.
He made two starts with Nashville before being acquired by Philadelphia in a trade on July 23.
Quick had five wins in seven starts before he was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for winger Jakub Voracek on July 31.5.
The Sabres have acquired center Jack Eichel from the Colorado Avalanche for defenseman Erik Johnson.
The Sabres acquired Eicher from the Buffalo Sabres on July 12 for defenseman J.T. Compher.
Eiche has four goals and 10 assists in 19 games with Buffalo this season after scoring seven goals with Columbus in 2016-17.6.
The Panthers have acquired goalie Cam Ward from the Detroit Red Wings for defenseman Niklas Backstrom.
The Panthers acquired Backstrom from the Winnipeg Jets on July 19 in exchange to move up to select forward Brandon Saad.
Backstrom has one win in his past four starts with the Red Wings this season and was drafted in the third round (143rd overall) of the 2017 NHL Draft by the Panthers.7.
The Coyotes have acquired forwards Nicklas Grossmann and Matt Duchene from the San Jose Sharks for defenseman Dylan Strome.
Grossmann, 20, has nine goals and 19 assists in 38 regular-season games for San Jose this season as he continues to develop into one of NHL’s best defensemen.
Duchene, 22, is the second Czech defenseman to sign with the Coyotes, following the signing of defenseman Matt Fraser earlier this season for