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Simmonds 'overwhelmed' after trade to Predators (1:15)

Wayne Simmonds is a little overwhelmed after being traded from the Flyers to the Predators, but he is excited to be going to Nashville. (1:15)

The trade deadline for the 2018-19 NHL season is on Monday, Feb. 25. Luckily for you, we've got all angles covered as general managers around the league look to bolster their teams for a Stanley Cup run or maximize their assets looking ahead to the draft and free agency this summer.

Scroll through to find trade-target rankings, grades, the latest news and more, and be sure to bookmark: We'll keep this updated through the Feb. 25 deadline with our final thoughts on all of the moves.

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Feb. 25

4:39 p.m. ET: Forward Alex Broadhurst to the Jets.

The deal:

Jets get: F Alex Broadhurst

Blue Jackets get: Future considerations


4:10 p.m. ET: Defenseman Chris Wideman to the Penguins.

The deal:

Penguins get: D Chris Wideman

Panthers get: F Sebastian Dea


4:09 p.m. ET: Forward Matt Hendricks to the Jets.

The deal:

Jets get: F Matt Hendricks

Wild get: 2020 seventh-round draft pick


4:08 p.m. ET: Forward Par Lindholm to the Jets.

The deal:

Jets get: F Par Lindholm

Maple Leafs get: F Nic Petan


4:06 p.m. ET: Defenseman Michael Del Zotto to the Blues.

The deal:

Blues get: D Michael Del Zotto

Ducks get: 2019 sixth-round draft pick


4:04 p.m. ET: Defenseman Bogdan Kiselevich to the Jets.

The deal:

Jets get: D Bogdan Kiselevich

Panthers get: 2019 seventh-round draft pick


4:02 p.m. ET: Forward Linus Karlsson to the Canucks.

The deal:

Canucks get: F Linus Karlsson

Sharks get: F Jonathan Dahlen


3:59 p.m. ET: Defenseman Nathan Beaulieu to the Jets.

The deal:

Jets get: D Nathan Beaulieu

Sabres get: 2019 sixth-round draft pick


3:49 p.m. ET: Defenseman Erik Gudbranson to the Penguins.

The deal:

Canucks get: F Tanner Pearson

Penguins get: D Erik Gudbranson

In Gudbranson and Jack Johnson, Penguins GM Jim Rutherford has now added two of the NHL's most underwhelming defensemen in a year. GradesInsider


3:41 p.m. ET: Center Marcus Johansson to the Bruins.

The deal:

Bruins get: C Marcus Johansson

Devils get: 2019 second-round draft pick, 2020 fourth-round draft pick

The Devils trade Marcus Johansson to the Bruins, home to Brad Marchand, who concussed Johansson last season. Grades Insider


3:14 p.m. ET: Right wing Wayne Simmonds to the Predators.

The deal:

Predators get: RW Wayne Simmonds

Flyers get: RW Ryan Hartman, 2020 conditional fourth-round draft pick

Nashville swooped in right ahead of the deadline to win the Wayne Simmonds sweepstakes. We grade both GMs on the swap. Grades Insider


2:56 p.m. ET: Forward Mark Stone to the Golden Knights.

The deal:

Golden Knights get: F Mark Stone, F Tobias Lindberg

Senators get: D Erik Brannstrom, F Oscar Lindberg, 2020 second-round pick (from Dallas)

The Golden Knights score a dynamic two-way winger and ink him long term. But it cost them a key young defenseman. Grades Insider


2:52 p.m. ET: Forward Mikael Granlund to the Predators.

The deal:

Predators get: F Mikael Granlund

Wild get: F Kevin Fiala

Nashville bolsters its middle six, and Wild GM Paul Fenton reunites with 2014 first-rounder Kevin Fiala. Grades Insider


2:44 p.m. ET: Defenseman Oscar Fantenberg to the Flames.

The deal:

Flames get: D Oscar Fantenberg

Kings get: Conditional 2020 fourth-round draft pick


1:57 p.m. ET: Defenseman Adam McQuaid to the Blue Jackets.

The deal:

Blue Jackets get: D Adam McQuaid

Rangers get: 2019 fourth- and seventh-round draft picks


1:48 p.m. ET: Center Derick Brassard to the Avalanche.

The deal:

Avalanche get: C Derick Brassard, conditional 2020 sixth-round draft pick (if Brassard re-signs with Avs, they will not receive this pick)

Panthers get: 2020 third-round draft pick

The Colorado Avalanche boost their secondary scoring as Derick Brassard gets traded ... again. GradesInsider


12:51 p.m. ET: Forward Cliff Pu to the Panthers.

The deal:

Panthers get: F Cliff Pu

Hurricanes get: Future considerations


12:51 p.m. ET: Forward Tomas Jurco to the Hurricanes.

The deal:

Hurricanes get: F Tomas Jurco

Panthers get: Future considerations


11:30 a.m. ET: Forward Jordan Weal to the Canadiens.

The deal:

Canadiens get: F Jordan Weal

Coyotes get: F Michael Chaput


The price tag for Ottawa Senators forward Mark Stone has apparently spooked some prominent suitors. Calgary Flames VP of hockey operations Don Maloney said "we were right in the middle of a big deal last night, and it went away from us. The ask was too much." That was for Mark Stone. The Winnipeg Jets moved their 2019 first-round pick for Rangers center Kevin Hayes, making a Stone deal unlikely. So where could he end up? Could the Nashville Predators step up? The Boston Bruins are in on Stone, as are reportedly the Vegas Golden Knights. Although one wonders if GM George McPhee would do business with Pierre Dorion after the Erik Karlsson debacle last trade deadline. Vegas had a better deal on the table than what the Senators ultimately snagged from San Jose.

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10:54 a.m. ET: Center Kevin Hayes to the Jets.

The deal:

Jets get: C Kevin Hayes

Rangers get: 2019 first-round pick, winger Brendan Lemieux and a conditional pick

Winnipeg makes a big move for a second-line center for the second consecutive year, and the Rangers' rebuild gets a boost. GradesInsider



9:11 a.m. ET: Keith Kinkaid to the Blue Jackets.

The deal:
Blue Jackets get: G Keith Kinkaid
Devils get: 2022 fifth-round pick

The Columbus Blue Jackets gave themselves another option in net by acquiring Keith Kinkaid, and paid a wildly low price to do so, sending a 2022 fifth-rounder back to the New Jersey Devils. GradesInsider

Feb. 24

Gustav Nyquist to the Sharks

The deal:

Sharks get: F Gustav Nyquist
Red Wings get: Conditional second-round pick in 2019 (the lower of Florida's or San Jose's selections), conditional 2020 third-round pick (becomes San Jose's 2020 second-round pick if the Sharks reach 2019 Stanley Cup Final or re-signs Nyquist)

Detroit Red Wings forward Gustav Nyquist waives his no-trade clause to join the offensive arsenal of the San Jose Sharks. GradesInsider

Brandon Montour to the Sabres

The deal:

Sabres get: D Brandon Montour
Ducks get: D Brendan Guhle, conditional 2019 first-round pick (San Jose's pick, or Ducks have option to take St. Louis' pick if it's between No. 20 and No. 31)

The Buffalo Sabres deal from a cache of surplus first-round picks to add 24-year-old blueliner Brandon Montour. Did the Anaheim Ducks give up too soon on another talented young defenseman? GradesInsider


Feb. 23

Mats Zuccarello to the Stars

The deal:

Stars get: F Mats Zuccarello
Rangers get: 2019 second-round pick (becomes a first if the Stars win two playoff rounds and Zuccarello plays in 50 percent of Dallas' games) and 2020 third-round pick (becomes a first if Stars re-sign Zuccarello)

The Dallas Stars added skilled winger Mats Zuccarello for their playoff push, while the New York Rangers add more futures to their war chest. GradesInsider

Ryan Dzingel to the Blue Jackets

The deal:

Blue Jackets get: F Ryan Dzingel, 2019 seventh-round pick (Calgary)
Senators get: F Anthony Duclair, 2020 second-round pick, 2021 second-round pick

Former Ohio State standout Ryan Dzingel is headed back to Columbus, with Anthony Duclair and picks headed to the Ottawa Senators. GradesInsider


Feb. 22

Matt Duchene to the Blue Jackets

The deal:

Blue Jackets get: C Matt Duchene, D Julius Bergman
Senators get: F Vitaly Abramov, F Jonathan Davidsson, 2019 first-round pick (top-3 protected), conditional 2020 first-round pick (if Duchene re-signs with Columbus)

The Columbus Blue Jackets made the biggest trade of deadline season to date, adding Matt Duchene for their playoff push. And Jarmo Kekalainen did it without giving up top prospect Emil Bemstrom in return to the Ottawa Senators. GradesInsider

Nick Jensen to the Capitals

The deal:

Capitals get: D Nick Jensen, 2019 fifth-round pick (BUF)
Red Wings get: D Madison Bowey, 2020 second-round pick

The Washington Capitals landed perhaps the best rental defensemen on the market in Nick Jensen, but Detroit Red Wings GM Ken Holland looks good after this one too, landing a young blueliner in return as well as a second-round pick in 2020. GradesInsider


Feb. 20

Charlie Coyle to the Bruins

The deal:

Bruins get: C/W Charlie Coyle
Wild get: C/W Ryan Donato, 2019 fifth-round pick

Boston added a versatile forward, but paid a stiff price. GradesInsider

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