The 2019 NHL trade deadline is almost here, marking the final point in the regular-season that teams can make major moves and deals to position themselves for the stretch run and the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
The 2019 NHL trade deadline takes place on Monday, Feb. 25, with a final cutoff time for trades to be made at 3 p.m. ET The 2019 trade deadline is the same as the year prior, which was the first season the NHL decided to move the deadline up a week.
With just a few days until the deadline, the rumors, news, and reports are beginning to heat up.
All the latest rumors, news, and notes on the 2019 NHL trade deadline are right here.
2019 NHL Trade Deadline Tracker:
February 25: TRADE - The Florida Panthers acquire F Sebastian Dea from the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for D Chris Wideman.
February 25: TRADE - The Toronto Maple Leafs acquire F Nic Petan from the Winnipeg Jets in exchange for F Par Lindholm.
February 25: TRADE - The Winnipeg Jets acquire D Bogdan Kiselevich from the Florida Panthers in exchange for a 2019 seventh-round pick.
February 25: TRADE - The Winnipeg Jets acquire D Nathan Beaulieu from the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for a 2019 sixth-round pick.
February 25: TRADE - The Pittsburgh Penguins acquire D Erik Gudbranson from the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for F Tanner Pearson.
February 25: TRADE - The Winnipeg Jets acquire F Matt Hendricks from the Minnesota Wild in exchange for a 2019 seventh-round pick.
February 25: TRADE - The Boston Bruins acquire F Marcus Johansson from the New Jersey Devils in exchange for a 2019 second-round pick and a 2020 fourth-round pick.
February 25: TRADE - The Nasvhille Predators acquire F Wayne Simmonds from the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for F Ryan Hartman and a conditional 2020 fourth-round pick.
February 25: NEWS - The Washington Capitals are done at the trade deadline; no more deals coming.
February 25: TRADE - The Vegas Golden Knights acquire F Mark Stone from the Ottawa Senators in exchange for D Erik Brannstrom, F Oscar Lindberg and a Dallas's 2020 second-round pick.
February 25: TRADE - The Nashville Predators acquire F Mikael Granlund in exchange for F Kevin Fiala.
February 25: RUMOR - The Vegas Golden Knights are closing in on a deal for F Mark Stone.
February 25: TRADE - The Calgary Flames acquire D Oscar Fantenberg from the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for a 2020 fourth-round pick.
February 25: TRADE - The Columbus Blue Jackets acquire D Adam McQuaid from the New York Rangers in exchange for D Julius Bergman and 2019 fourth and seventh-round picks.
February 25: TRADE - The Colorado Avalanche acquire F Derick Brassard and a 2020 conditional sixth-round pick from the Florida Panthers in exchange for a 2020 third-round pick.
February 25: TRADE - The Florida Panthers acquire F Cliff Pu from the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for future considerations.
February 25: TRADE - The Carolina Hurricanes acquire F Tomas Jurco from the Florida Panthers in exchange for future considerations.
February 25: RUMOR - The Carolina Hurricanes are interested in Minnesota Wild F Jason Zucker.
February 25: RUMOR - The New York Rangers are expected to move D Adam McQuaid and D Fredrik Claesson before the deadline.
February 25: RUMOR - The Vegas Golden Knights, Toronto Maple Leafs, Winnipeg Jets and Calgary Flames are calling about Carolina Hurricanes F Micheal Ferland, but the Canes are hesitant to move him as they gear up for a playoff run.
February 25: RUMOR - The Anaheim Ducks will likely deal D Michael Del Zotto before the deadline.
February 25: RUMOR - New Jersey Devils F Marcus Johansson will likely be traded before the deadline.
February 25: RUMOR - Teams are showing interest in San Jose Sharks defenseman Joakim Ryan. Sharks taking calls.
February 25: TRADE - The Montreal Canadiens acquire F Jordan Weal from the Arizona Coyotes in echange for F Michael Chaput.
February 25: TRADE - The Winnipeg Jets acquire F Kevin Hayes from the New York Rangers in exchange for F Brendan Lemieux, a 2019 first-round pick and a 2019 conditional fourth-round pick.
February 25: TRADE - The Columbus Blue Jackets acquire G Keith Kinkaid from the New Jersey Devils in echange for a 2022 fifth-round pick.
February 25: TRADE - The Ottawa Senators acquire F Brian Gibbons from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for D Patrick Sieloff.
February 24: TRADE - The San Jose Sharks acquire F Gustav Nyquist from the Detroit Red Wings in exchange for a 2019 second-round pick and a 2020 conditional third-round pick.
February 24: TRADE - The Buffalo Sabres acquire D Brandon Montour from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for prospect Brendan Guhle and a 2019 first-round pick.
February 23: TRADE - The Dallas Stars acquire F Mats Zuccarello from the New York Rangers in exchange for a 2019 conditional second-round pick and a 2020 conditional third-round pick.
February 23: TRADE - The Columbus Blue Jackets acquire F Ryan Dzingel and a 2019 seventh-round pick from the Ottawa Senators in exchange for F Anthony Duclair, a 2020 second-round pick and a 2021 second-round pick.
February 23: TRADE - The Dallas Stars acquire Ben Lovejoy from the New Jersey Devils in exchange for D Connor Carrick and a 2019 third-round pick.
February 22: TRADE - The Washington Capitals are trading D Madison Bowey and a 2nd round pick to the Detroit Red Wings for D Nick Jensen and a fifth round pick.
February 22: TRADE - The Columbus Blue Jackets acquire Matt Duchene from the Ottawa Senators in exchange for prospects Vitalii Abramov and Jonathan Davidsson.
With the trade deadline fast approaching on Monday, several teams and names have jumped to the forefront of the rumor mill. Here's what we know thus far:
The Boston Bruins have shown interest in Kevin Hayes, Artemi Panarin, Wayne Simmonds, Mark Stone, and Mats Zuccarello.
The Columbus Blue Jackets have shown interest in Matt Duchene and Kevin Hayes.
The Nashville Predators have shown interest in Matt Duchene, Wayne Simmonds, and Mats Zuccarello
The Tampa Bay Lightning have shown interest in Adam McQuaid, Vladislav Namestnikov. and Wayne Simmonds.
The Winnipeg Jets have shown interest in Kevin Hayes, Artemi Panarin, Mark Stone and Mats Zuccarello.
February 22: RUMOR - It looks like the Senators and Columbus Blue Jackets are gearing up for a trade, as several AHL players were removed from their respective practices Friday morning.
February 21: The New Jersey Devils are going to be sellers. Marcus Johansson and Ben Lovejoy were game scratches, and Elliotte Friedman wonders if they could put Damon Severson could be on the market too.
February 21: RUMOR - More Matt Duchene-related news. The Nashville Predators seem interested in acquiring his services from the Senators, which, according to reports, would spark the Winnipeg Jets to make a major push for Columbus Blue Jackets star Artemi Panarin.
February 21: TRADE - The Washington Capitals acquired forward Carl Hagelin from the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for a 2019 third-round pick and a 2020 conditional pick.
February 20: RUMOR - Matt Duchene likely played his last game in an Ottawa Senators uniform.
February 20: NEWS - The Washington Capitals placed Devante Smith-Pelly on waivers. Many thought Dmitrj Jaskin would be the one to get placed on waivers, but instead, it's DSP and his $1 million cap hit that is headed out of D.C.
February 19: RUMOR - Mats Zuccarello could land in one of four spots as the New York Rangers are reportedly getting a good bit of action for the savy veteran. The Pittsbughs Penguins might be a prime spot for him to land.
February 19: RUMOR - If Ottawa Senators forward Mark Stone does become available, the Boston Bruins will work toward bringing him to Beantown.
February 18: TRADE - The Chicago Blackhawks and New York Rangers made a swap on Monday night, as Chicago received Peter Holland while trading away Darren Raddysh. Looking like seller just a few weeks ago, the Blackhawks have thrust themselves back into the playoff conversation.
February 18: RUMOR - The Florida Panthers have been a major disappointment this season, and if the Cats are looking to get frisky, they might look to deal away Jonathan Huberdeau or Mike Hoffman.
February 18: RUMOR - Could the Washington Capitals be in store for a trade? Former Capitals scout Roger Dicklund seems to think so as he tweeted out on Monday a potential trade that could come in the next week. Dicklund states his sources have told him that Washington and the Senators have been scouting each other recently, and Ottawa Senators forward Ryan Dzingel could be the desired target.
February 17: RUMOR - The Senators could have a busy week of selling, as Matt Duchene, Mark Stone and Ryan Dzingel may all be on the move. Some reports say Stone could be kept however, even though he himself has stated he would like to explore other options.
February 16: TRADE - Sam Gagner is heading back to the Edmonton Oilers after the Vancouver Canucks traded him away for Ryan Spooner.
February 15: TRADE - The goalie swap between the Philadelphia Flyers and Edmonton Oilers became official, as Philadelphia received Cam Talbot and Edmonton gained Anthony Stolarz.
February 15: RUMOR - The Artemi Panarin saga with the Columbus Blue Jackets will be an interesting one to follow leading up to the trade deadline. An unrestricted free agent following the season, it was reported last week that he plans to test the market. Now, it's up to Columbus to decide what to do with him for the rest of this season.
February 15: RUMOR - Philadelphia Flyers star Wayne Simmonds isn't likely to still be in Philadelphia once the trade deadline ends. as all signs point toward the forward and his current team parting ways. Things could change in the next week, but if Simmonds is available, plenty of teams will be interested in acquiring the 30-year old.
February 14: RUMOR - It is looking more and more likely that Jeff Skinner will stay with the Buffalo Sabres for the remainder of the season. While shopping him was an option, the upcoming restricted free agent and Buffalo seemed to be more focused on getting a deal done to have him be there for the rest 2019 and beyond.
February 14: REPORT - The Edmonton Oilers and Philadelphia Flyers have begun preliminary talks on a trade, most likely surrounding a swapping of goalies. In this case, Cam Talbot could be the biggest piece.
February 13: TRADE - The Vancouver Canucks got some much-needed goalie depth in the form of 27-year-old Marek Mazanec. Acquired from the New York Rangers, Vancouver gave back a seventh-round pick in the 2020 NHL Draft.
February 14: RUMOR - With a rebuilding looming for the Minnesota Wild some moves could be made at the deadline. A name being thrown around is Eric Staal. Though he has a no-trade clause with 10 teams, his name will surely be mentioned leading up to the 25th.
February 10: NEWS - If the Capitals are to make a trade deadline deal, it seems forward Andre Burakovsky might be the most viable candidate given his financial situation. Said general manager Brian MacLellan, “I think the only thing we're going to look for is, is there a hockey trade to be made, salary for salary, player for player in the forward group."
February 9: TRADE - The Montreal Canadiens acquired Christian Folin and Dale Weise from the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for David Schlemko and Byron Froese.
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