Reviewing all trades from the 2016 NHL Draft

Reviewing all the trades (involving players) that took place at the 2016 NHL draft. 

Trade #1:

Montreal receives 2017 & 2018 second round picks 

Washington receives Lars Eller

This is a trade that works out for both teams. Eller can slide into the 3C stole behind Backstrom and Kuznetsov in Washington. A good two way player, he can kill penalties and put up decent offensive numbers. He’ll have a chance to shine with solid wingers in Washington. From Montreal’s perspective, they get two valuable picks for a player that didn’t work in Therrien’s system. 

Trade #2:

Chicago receives #39 and #45 in 2016

Montreal receives Andrew Shaw

The Canadiens brought Shaw in to play in their middle six and to pester teams like Brendan Gallagher does. Shaw, however, is reportedly looking for big money over a 5 to 7 year period. This could spell disaster for Montreal, but only time will tell. They’re supposedly close on a deal. Chicago gets two seconds for a player they couldn’t retain due to cap. They selected Alex DeBrincat with one of those picks which was fantastic. 

Trade #3:

St. Louis receives #35 in 2016 and a conditional third in 2017

Calgary receives Brian Elliott

The Blues’ goalie dilemma came to an end on Friday night when they traded Elliott to Calgary for picks. Elliott reportedly asked the club to explore trade options, and he came cheaper for Calgary than Bishop or Fleury would have. It was a good night for the Flames. Also, expect St. Louis to either go the route of Reimer in a 1A/1B role or sign Al Montoya strictly as a backup. 

Trade #4: 

Detroit receives Joe Vitale, #20 & #53 in 2016

Arizona receives #16 and Pavel Datsyuk

I tweeted about this one, but we’ll quickly review it. Arizona did a good job by moving up to select Jacob Chychrun. However, they should’ve made Detroit pay more for giving up the Datsyuk contract. 

Trade #5:

Buffalo receives Dmitry Kulikov and #33 in 206

Florida receives Mark Pysyk, #38 and #89 in 2016

The Panthers did wind up trading Kulikov, however it was in the division rather than out west. The Sabres got their left-handed defenseman that they were looking for but Tim Murray still wants to add another. The Panthers added picks, but arguably got the worse player in the deal (not to say that Pysyk is bad). Not a bad deal for either, but Buffalo wins out as of now. 

Trade #6:

Tampa Bay receives #37 in 2016

Arizona receives Anthony DeAngelo

Just two years removed from being a first round pick, DeAngelo was traded. He was known to have attitude problems so this does not come as a surprise to many. Chayka picks up a solid, potential offensive defenseman, but gives up yet another high pick. The Lightning used the selection to take another defenseman, the large Hajek. 

Trade #7:

Pittsburgh receives #77 in 2016

New Jersey receives Beau Bennett

Tweeted about this one as well — but, Bennett had no spot in the top-nine of Pittsburgh as is injury prone. A third is a little steep, but Shero knows a lot about the kid. We’ll see how it turns out when it’s all said and done. 

Trade #8:

Dallas receives Nick Ebert

Los Angeles receives Jack Campbell

Dallas gets a defensive bust from LA, who get a goalie bust from Dallas. Not much else to say. Maybe a change of scenery will do them good. 

Trade #9:

Toronto receives Kerby Rychel

Columbus receives Scott Harrington OR a 2017 fifth round pick 

It’s long been rumored that Rychel wanted out of Columbus, but man, this one is rough. Columbus literally gets next to nothing for him. Toronto gets a quality player who is ready to step into the lineup next year. I think we may see a new general manager in Columbus if they flop again next season. 

Trade #10: 

New York Rangers receive Nick Holden

Colorado receives 2017 fourth round pick 

The Rangers get a depth defenseman for a low pick. Not much else to look into. 
I’ll tweet about it if anything else happens. 

-Kevin, @TheNHLFiles


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