The 2017 NHL Trade Deadline takes place on Wednesday, March 1 which means the news cycle and rumor mill is racing to the finish line.
The Capitals were one of many teams to make a pre-deadline deal and are still one of the teams that could make yet another trade before the 3:00 p.m. cutoff in order to make any last-minute trades that will help them bolster their roster as the playoffs approach.
Follow along with our trade tracker as we update with the latest breaking news regarding players being traded to new destinations as teams prepare for the NHL playoff race.
2017 NHL TRADE DEADLINE TRACKER
TRADE - March 1: The New Jersey Devils are reportedly trading Kyle Quincy to the Columbus Blue Jackets for Dalton Pruitt.
Quincey to CLB for Dalton Prout— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) March 1, 2017
TRADE - March 1: After spending the first 17 seasons of his NHL career with the Calgary Flames, Jarome Iginla is now set to join his fourth team in five years. The veteran scorer is reportedly headed from the Colorado Avalanche to the Los Angeles Kings.
According to a source, Colorado trades Iginla to LA in exchange for a conditional pick. Kings plan on having Iginla play with Kopitar.— Joe McDonald (@JoeyMacHockey) March 1, 2017
DEAL - March 1: Former Capitals goaltender Michael Neuvirth is staying with the Philadelphia Flyers, as is Pierre-Eduoard Bellemare, who Caps fans probably remember from the playoffs.
Neuvirth is done. Two year, $5 million deal. Bellemare also gets re-signed to 2-year, $2.8 million deal.— Rob Parent (@ReluctantSE) March 1, 2017
RUMOR - March 1: Thomas Vanek could be on the move from the Detroit Red Wings to the Florida Panthers, and if it holds, the Panthers are getting a steal here.
FLA gives up Dylan McIlrath and a third round pick to DET for Thomas Vanek. DET retains 50 per cent of salary.— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) March 1, 2017
March 1: The Washington Capitals are reportedly making another trade, albeit a minor one. They are expected to deal Hershey G Joe Cannata — who the team signed this offseason in hopes he would become their third-string goalie — to the Detroit Red Wings for D Cody Corbett.
March 1: The Detroit Red Wings continue to stay busy. This time they are reportedly trading F Steve Ott to the Montreal Canadiens for a 2018 sixth-round pick.
Feb. 28: The Montreal Canadiens are another active team at the deadline. They are reportedly trading F David Desharnais to the Edmonton Oilers for D Brandon Davidson.
Feb. 28: Defenseman Johnny Oduya is headed back to the Chicago Blackhawks. He is being traded from the Dallas Stars for F Mark McNeill and a 2018 conditional fourth-round pick.
Feb. 28: The New York Rangers did not stop there, reportedly trading D Mat Bodie to the Buffalo Sabres for F Daniel Catenacci.
Feb. 28: Defenseman Brendan Smith was reportedly traded from the Detroit Red Wings to the New York Rangers. Detroit will receive a 2017 third-round pick and a 2018 second-round pick.
Feb. 27: The Washington Capitals added what many believe to be the final piece to the puzzle, acquiring D Kevin Shattenkirk from the St. Louis Blues. The Capitals also recieved G Phoenix Copely in exchange for forwards Zach Sanford and Brad Malone, along with a 2017 first-round pick.
Feb. 27: The Vancouver Canucks trade F Alex Burrows to the Ottawa Senators for F Jonathan Dahlen.
Feb. 27: Defenseman Jordie Benn was traded from the Dallas Stars to the Montreal Canadiens for D Greg Pateryn and a 2017 fourth-round pick.
Feb. 27: The Tampa Bay Lighting, three spots out of the final playoff spot in the East, made yet another trade. Forward Brian Boyle is headed to the Toronto Maple Leafs for F Byron Froese and a 2017 conditional second-round pick.
Feb. 27: The Minnesota Wild and Arizona Coyotes went back to the bargaining table. Arizona gets F Teemu Pulkkinen while the Wild receieve future considerations in return.
Feb. 26: Forwards Martin Hanzal and Ryan White, along with a 2017 fourth-round pick were dealt from the Arizona Coyotes to the Minnesota Wild for F Grayson Downing and three draft picks, a 2017 first-round pick, a 2018 second-round pick and a 2019 conditional pick.
Feb. 25: The Tampa Bay Lightning made the first big trade of the week, dealing Ben Bishop, the franchise's all-time saves leader, and a 2017 fifth-round pick to the Los Angeles Kings for G Peter Budaj, D Eric Cernak, a 2017 seventh-round pick and a conditional 2017 NHL Draft pick.
Feb. 24: Tomas Jurco was dealt from the Detroit Red Wings to the Chicago Blackhawks for a 2017 third-round pick.
Feb. 23: The Carolina Hurricanes trade D Ron Hainsey to the Pittsburgh Penguins for F Danny Kristo and a 2017 second-round pick.
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