NHL trade deadline day by the numbers

Lee Stempniak has been traded on deadline day three times in the past seven seasons James Guillory/USA TODAY Sports

The NHL trade deadline provides a flurry of activity on a yearly basis. We take a look at some of the numbers -- as well as some notable deadline-day trades made by eventual Stanley Cup champions.

Since 1980, there have been 539 trades made on deadline day, which encompassed 993 players and 344 draft picks. There have been at least 15 trades on deadline day in each of the past 15 seasons, with at least 30 players being traded in each of those years.

Over the past 10 seasons, there have been an average of 21.5 trades and 40.6 players traded on deadline day.

Alan May was traded four times on deadline day, the most of any player on deadline day dating to 1980. Twice, May was traded on back-to-back deadline days (1988 and 1989, 1994 and 1995).

Five players have been traded three times on deadline day in that span (Lee Stempniak, Dan McGillis, Mark Janssens, Mike Gartner and Steve Konroyd).

The most points scored for his new team by a player traded on deadline day since 1980 is 20, by Peter Mueller in 15 games for the Colorado Avalanche in the 2009-10 season.

Deadline day deals by eventual Stanley Cup champions since 2006

2015: Chicago Blackhawks traded right wing Ben Smith and its seventh-round pick in the 2017 draft to San Jose for center Andrew Desjardins

Desjardins did not score a goal and had two points in 13 regular-season games with the Blackhawks, but he scored the Hawks' first goal of the Stanley Cup playoffs. He added three more points in helping Chicago win the Cup.

2014: Los Angeles Kings acquired right wing Marian Gaborik from Columbus for right wing Matt Frattin, Edmonton's third-round pick in the 2014 draft (previously acquired) and Toronto's second-round pick in 2015

Gaborik was a monster with the Kings, scoring 16 points in 19 games in the regular season and then scoring 22 in the Stanley Cup playoffs, including 14 goals to lead all players.

2009: Pittsburgh Penguins acquired right wing Bill Guerin from the New York Islanders for Pittsburgh's third-round pick in the 2009 draft

Guerin scored 12 points (five goals, seven assists) in 17 regular-season games with the Penguins. He scored 15 points (seven goals, eight assists) in the Stanley Cup playoffs, the third-most on the team behind Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin.

2008: Detroit Red Wings acquired defenseman Brad Stuart from Los Angeles for Detroit's second-round pick in the 2008 draft and fourth-round pick in 2009

Stuart scored two points in nine regular-season games and scored seven in the Stanley Cup playoffs. Stuart led the Red Wings with 28 blocked shots in the playoffs.

2007: Anaheim Ducks acquired left wing Brad May from Colorado for goalie Michael Wall

May did not score a goal for the Ducks that season, scoring one point in the regular season and one in the playoffs.

2006: Carolina Hurricanes acquired right wing Mark Recchi from Pittsburgh for left wing Niklas Nordgren, center Krystofer Kolanos and Carolina's second-round pick in the 2007 draft

Recchi scored seven points (four goals, three assists) in 20 regular-season games for the Hurricanes. He scored seven goals and had nine assists in the playoffs to help lead Carolina to its only Stanley Cup.

Kevin Gibson of TSN Research contributed to this post