Latest News: New York Rangers Pass Hayes to Winnipeg

Latest news from the NHL trade deadline (all hours east):


The Phoenix Coyotes acquired Michael Chaput in an exchange that sends Jordan Weal to the Montreal Canadiens in an exchange of centers.

Weal joins his second team two months after the Los Angeles Kings transferred him to Arizona on Jan. 11. Weal, 26, scored a goal and assisted in 19 games with Arizona. He has four goals and seven assists in 47 games. this season.

He was selected by Los Angeles in the third round of the 2010 draft with 20 goals and 24 assists for 44 points in 153 career NHL games.

Chaput joins his fourth team since joining the NHL in 2013-14 with Columbus. He has collected five assists in 32 games with the Canadiens, who hired him as a free agent last summer after two seasons in Vancouver. In total, he has six goals and 16 assists in 167 career games.



The New York Rangers traded center Kevin Hayes to the Winnipeg Jets for forward Brendan Lemieux, a first-round pick in 2019 and a conditional fourth-round pick in 2022.

The conditional choice only goes to New York if Winnipeg wins the Stanley Cup this spring. Hayes gives depth to the Jets in the center as they try to become the first Canadian team to win the Cup since 1993.

An injury to defenseman Josh Morrissey on Sunday night could also force Winnipeg GM Kevin Cheveldayoff to make a move or two to consolidate his blue line.

The rebuilding Rangers sent striker Mats Zuccarello to Dallas for a conditional second and third round pick. They could also trade defenseman Adam McQuaid before the deadline.



The Columbus Blue Jackets and the New Jersey Devils started the transaction early on the NHL trade day.

Columbus acquired New Jersey goaltender Keith Kinkaid for a fifth round pick in 2022. Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen said his team was strong in goals with Sergei Bobrovsky and Joonas Korpisalo, but that Kinkaid provided depth.

This is the third transaction of the Blue Jackets over the past four days after the acquisition of forwards Matt Duchene and Ryan Dzingel under separate contracts with the Ottawa Senators. Kekalainen may not have made a decision before Monday's deadline, though he announced on Sunday that a large offer with short-term help would be needed to trade forward striker Artemi Panarin.

Senators Wingers Mark Stone, Marcus Johansson of the Devils and Wayne Simmonds of the Philadelphia Flyers were also seen as opportunities for exchange.


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