NHL expansion draft frenzy: Ryan Ellis, Jared McCann, Barclays Goodrow swapped players before trade freeze

The NHL’s trading freeze takes effect at 3 pm Eastern Time on Saturday. From Sunday, 10:00 AM ET to Thursday, July 22, 1:00 PM ET, the only team allowed to do anything is the league’s newest team, Kraken. Seattle can negotiate with pending unrestricted free agents and restricted free agents that will be exposed in the expansion draft. The list of protected players will be announced on Sunday morning.

Before the clock struck on Saturday and everything was frozen in time, the NHL team was a bit busy. Some actions were taken, and some actions were not announced until after 3pm (as long as the time is up, they are in the queue and can go.) Many big-name players are transported to the new address.

Below is a summary of these transactions, why they were completed, what they mean for the future, and who won the swap.

The Canucks get Jason Dickinson (F) from the star team for the third round draft pick in 2021

When the stars submit their lists before the 5 pm EST deadline on Saturday, it is expected that Dickinson will not be protected in the expansion draft. Kraken will definitely catch the forward. He scored 7 goals and 8 assists in 51 games and had the fourth-best Corsi For percentage (56.23) among the star teams’ 5v5 last season. Every natural statistics techniqueFor the Canucks, this is a good move because they added a strong defensive forward who can play all three forward positions.

“He is a versatile player. He plays center or wing. He kills the penalty. He gives us speed,” Vancouver general manager Jim Benning Tell Patrick Johnston of Postmedia“He will help us. He just gives (coach) Travis (Green) more options. I think he can play the role of a three-line duel. But if Travis wants to play (Elias Petr) Sen), (Bo), he has enough speed) Horvath and (JT) Miller [at] Center, he can also kick him on the wing. “

Dickinson will become a restricted free agent with arbitration rights on July 28, but he only made $1.5 million last year, and the price should not be high. According to Johnston, Benning said the Canucks had already talked with Dickinson’s agent and hoped to reach an agreement.

winner: Canucks

Extended draft: Date, time, rules, etc. selected by the Seattle Krakens

The Sharks get Alding Hill (G) from the Coyotes, the seventh round pick in 2022, in exchange for Joseph Corenal (G), the second round pick in 2022

Each team can only protect one goalkeeper, and the exposed goalkeeper must meet the requirements of the 2021-22 contract. San Jose’s acquisition of Hill certainly means that Martin Jones will be left behind.

Hill is about to end the season, with a save rate of 0.913 and an above-average save rate of 9-9-1.

“Aden is a very competitive and athletic goalkeeper. Although he is only 25 years old, he has participated in a large number of professional hockey games.” Shark General Manager Doug Wilson said“We are very impressed with his game trajectory, especially his ability to save in high-risk scoring opportunities. We look forward to him being in San Jose and becoming one of our goalkeepers.”

winner: shark

The Maple Leafs used Filip Hallander (F), a seventh-round pick in 2023, to get Jared McCann (F) from the Penguins

Leafs and Penguins do like to make deals.Harland was in last summer Kaspari Kapanin dealNow, when McCann walks north, he is back in black and yellow. (Side note: Kapanen was also originally acquired by Leafs from Pens, so yes, they do like swaps.)

McCann is a mid-six forward who can play as a wing forward or a center forward. He scored 32 points (14 goals, 18 assists) in 43 games last season. Pittsburgh will definitely expose him to the Krakens, so this deal is a reward for the club, and if Toronto loses Alexander Croft on Wednesday (as expected), it also gives them a backup plan.

Although only 25 years old, McCann has a baggage — he has entered his fourth team since being selected by Vancouver with the 24th overall pick in 2014 — and has stripes, but he can earn points for his strength. (10 points, including 7 goals, 2021).

winner: Maple leaf

The Rangers acquire Barclay Goodrow (F) from the Chargers for the seventh round pick in 2022

The lightning ceiling bubble is about to burst, and the first casualty has been marked. Gudrow was acquired by Tampa Bay from the Sharks on the 2020 trade deadline, and then won the Stanley Cup twice. As a player who understands the ins and outs of winning, he will bring rich locker room value, he completed back-to-back The game. -Back to the season.

He is also a stable last six forward and likes to do things well in every shift, especially in the playoffs. He scored 20 points in 55 games in the 2021 regular season and added 6 points in 18 playoff games (4 points in the finals). One reason for all of this: The Rangers must sign him now. Gudrow is an unrestricted free agent, and the price may not be cheap:

winner: even. The Chargers relieved some of the salary cap pressure, and the Rangers got a good forward-but only if they signed him between now and July 28.

Duncan Keith: The Oilers have added three Stanley Cup titles to their deal with the Blackhawks

The Rangers acquire Nick Desimon (D) from the Golden Cavaliers, and the fourth round draft pick in 2022 in exchange for Brett Gauden (F)

The Rangers may leave Gauden unprotected in the expansion draft, so instead of losing him in vain, they got a fourth-round pick in return. DeSimon is not expected to sign a contract with New York.

Vegas got one last six players who showed scoring ability (23 points in 2018-19 and 19 points in 2019-20), but underperformed in the shortened 2021 season (7 points in 42 games). The left-sided center’s face-off rate dropped slightly to 46.64, but he ranked first among players with at least 100 face-offs on the team, and was used more in the defensive zone in draws.

winner: Brett Howden (Brett Howden) desperately needs to change the landscape

The Coyotes get Andrew Ladd (F) from the Islanders, the second round pick in 2021, the conditional second round pick in 2022, and the conditional third round pick in 2023.

You might be wondering what the islanders got here (can we even call it a deal?). In the end, they got relief from the ceiling. Basically, general manager Lou Lamoriello paid for Coyotes with the pick to accept Ladd’s contract and his $5.5 million cap for the next two years. The 35-year-old winger did not play in the NHL in 2021 (he participated in an AHL game) and only played in four games in the 2019-20 season. He spent most of that season with minors.

winner: Islander, because you know Lou can cook.

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Flyers acquired Ryan Ellis (D) from Predators, replaced Philippe Myers (D), Nolan Patrick (F); Predators acquired Cody Glass (F) for Patrick from Golden Knights

Perhaps the biggest exchange of the day was to send longtime Nashville defender Ellis to Philadelphia in exchange for two young men with bright futures in Miles and Patrick.

As a veteran of 562 games, Ellis is a solid blue line player who should help the league’s worst defense (201 goals, 0.880 save rate in 2021). He has been battling injuries, including losing time in the 2019-20 season after being elbowed to the head by Corey Perry in the Winter Classic. In the past two seasons, he has only participated in 84 of the 125 predators’ games. He scored 38 points in 49 games two seasons ago and 18 points in 35 games in 2021.

“Ryan is an excellent all-around defender. In our opinion, he is one of the best passers in the blue line game. His conversion is great. He can play strong games. He shoots heavily. He is a very good player. “A good penalty killer,” Flyer general manager Chuck Fletcher said in a conference call with reporters. “He has become a member of the Nashville leadership team. He is a competitive, team-oriented player. “

GM David Boyle said the move is because predators are seeking to “change our core.”they Trade Victor Avidson to the Kings July 1st; In this deal, they recovered two key people-well, a key person, because they traded Patrick to Glass of the Golden Cavaliers.

Profiles of Miles, Patrick and Glass:

Miles has shown the brilliance of being a skilled daily defender, but it is not consistent. He is only 24 years old and has what the Predators’ blue line does not: height. He is 6 feet 5 inches tall and is the tallest Nashville defender on contract for the 2021-22 season.

Patrick was selected by the Flyers with the second overall pick in 2017 and did not show what people expected of him. As a rookie, he scored 30 points in 73 games and then 31 points in 72 games in the 2018-19 season. He missed the entire 2019-20 season due to a migraine, then returned in 2021 and played 52 games, scoring 9 points. Going to Las Vegas might be a good move for him, because he won’t be the halo of the No. 1 pick there.

Changing the environment may also be good for Glass. In the same draft as Patrick, he could not enter the Golden Cavaliers list after being selected with the 6th overall pick in the first round. He is a two-way center, only 22 years old, with great potential.

winner: Flyers. Ryan Ellis is a stud.

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