Stone, Simmonds and Johansson change of scenery at the date of the transfers

Stone, Simmonds et Johansson changent de décor à la date limite des transferts

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Mark Stone, aged 26 years, presented statistics of 28 goals and 62 points in 59 games so far this season.

Forwards Mark Stone, Wayne Simmonds and Marcus Johansson were the impact players most likely to change its address before the deadline of transfers in the NHL on Monday. And they will complete all three of the current season with a new team.

The Ottawa Senators have assigned Stone for the Golden Knights of Vegas in return for the young defender Erik Brannstrom, the attacker Oscar Lindberg, as well as a selection of the second round of the draft 2020.

Brannstrom wants to be the figurehead of this exchange for the Senators. The Knights have claimed the defender of 19 years of age at the 15th pick in 2017.

For their part, the Philadelphia Flyers have sent Simmonds to the Predators of Nashville, and, in return, they received forward Ryan Hartman and a conditional pick fourth round in 2020.

Simmonds, aged 30, has spent the past eight seasons in Philadelphia after a three-year stay with the Los Angeles Kings. He has managed 30 goals or more six times in the course of his 11 seasons, including a peak staff of 32 in 2015-2016. In 62 games this season, he has registered 16 goals and 27 points.

The Boston Bruins have put the hand on Johansson of the New Jersey Devils in return for a choice of the second round in 2019, and a choice of the fourth round in 2020.

Johansson, 28-year-old totaled 12 goals and 27 points in 48 games this season.

A departure from the predictable

Stone, who would avail themselves of the full autonomy at the end of this season, was the subject of rumors for weeks.

The Senators have therefore continued their major operations prior to the date of the transfers in the NHL. They had already traded Matt Duchene and Ryan Dzingel to the Blue Jackets of Columbus on two exchanges separate these last days.

Stone, 26 years old, presents statistics of 28 goals and 62 points in 59 games so far this season. It is also considered as one of the attackers advanced the most effective defensively in the league.

Cuff is joined to the Avalanche

The Colorado Avalanche got the reinforcement at the centre, with the acquisition of Derick Brassard of Panthers of Florida and a conditional pick in the sixth round in 2020 in return for a choice of the third round the same year.

Cuff him to Denver after only 10 meetings with the Panthers, who had acquired from the Pittsburgh Penguins, on the 1st of February last. In 50 games this season, Brassard has tallied 10 goals and nine helpers.

The ex-first-round, sixth in total, of the Jackets in 2006, will become unrestricted free agent July 1.

The Panthers have also surrendered the attacker Tomas Jurco in Hurricanes de la Caroline in return for future considerations.

Kinkaid with the Devils

The Blue Jackets of Columbus, and the New Jersey Devils had kicked in this morning.

The Blue Jackets have thus obtained the goalkeeper Keith Kinkaid of Devils in return for a choice of a fifth-round draft 2022. The general manager Jarmo Kekalainen, Blue Jackets, has explained that his team is spending in front of the net with Sergei Bobrovsky and Joonas Korpisalo, but that the arrival of Kinkaid provides more depth.

They were later acquired defender Adam McQuaid from New York Rangers against of the choice of the fourth and seventh rounds next June.

The Jackets had previously acquired Duchene and Dzingel in the framework of two separate transactions with the Senators.

Other staff movements :

— In Calgary, the Flames added some depth to the blue line when they acquired defender Oscar Fantenberg of the Los Angeles Kings for a conditional pick fourth round in 2020.

— In Vancouver, the Canucks have traded defender Erik Gudbranson to Pittsburgh Penguins. In return, they got the attacker Tanner Pearson. They have also disposed of the attacker’s Jonathan Dahlen to the San Jose Sharks in return for another attacker, Linus Karlsson.

The Penguins have also added defender Chris Wideman from the Panthers. In return for Wideman — who joined a fourth formation this season, the Panthers have obtained the attacker Jean-Sébastien Dea.

— Michael Del Zotto will continue his career with the Blues of St. Louis, who obtained it of the Ducks of Anaheim in return for a choice of the sixth round.

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