Welcome to 2021 NHL Trade Deadline day. After weeks of speculation and reports, NHL teams face a 3 p.m. ET deadline to make moves that will put them in better position for a Stanley Cup Playoff run or help get a head start on the future. NHL.com senior writer Dan Rosen will have the news and all day long, with reporters in place across the League.
The 2021 NHL Trade Deadline is at 3 p.m. ET and there are some big names to watch even after a flurry activity late Sunday. Forwards Mike Hoffman of the St. Louis Blues and Alex Iafallo of the Los Angeles Kings could be on the move, along with San Jose Sharks forward Patrick Marleau, Detroit Red Wings goalie Jonathan Bernier, Philadelphia Flyers forward Scott Laughton, Chicago Blackhawks forward Mattias Janmark, and maybe Anaheim Ducks defenseman Josh Manson.
There will be more, too.
But Sunday will be tough to top.The Boston Bruins landed left wing Taylor Hall, the biggest name on the trade market, acquiring him from the Buffalo Sabres without giving up a first round pick.
The Pittsburgh Penguins got the big center they wanted by acquiring Jeff Carter from the Los Angeles Kings. He has one year remaining on his contract.
The Toronto Maple Leafs acquired the extra forward that can move up and down their lineup in Nick Foligno, who was the Blue Jackets’ captain. They also got some goaltending insurance by acquiring David Rittich from the Calgary Flames.
The Bruins also got added depth to their defensemen group by landing defenseman Mike Reilly from the Ottawa Senators, and the New York Islanders did the same by getting Braydon Coburn from Ottawa. So too did the Montreal Canadiens, who acquired Jon Merrill from the Red Wings.
Hall, Foligno, Rittich, Reilly, Coburn and Merrill are all pending unrestricted free agents.
There will be more activity, more player movement, more picks and prospects changing hands before the deadline, and you can follow along with all the rumors, reports and official trade news right here in our 2021 NHL Trade Deadline Live Blog.