The 2023 NHL Trade Deadline is in full tilt with tons of NHL trades, roster changes, and big-name players switching teams. Most of these trades will have an impact on your fantasy hockey lineups, so it's important to stay up-to-date on the latest moves. With this NHL Trade Deadline Tracker, we provide the fantasy hockey impact on every important trade made leading up to the March 3rd deadline. All of that and more will be covered here in the 2023 NHL Trade Deadline Tracker. 


Updated 3/3 @ 4:30 PM

John Klingberg moves to Minnesota

To Minnesota: John Klingberg

To Anaheim: Andrej Sustr, Nikita Nesterenko, 2025 4th round pick

Fantasy Spin: John Klingberg didn’t get the large contract he wanted during the summer, so he went to Anaheim hoping to rack up a ton of points and set himself up for the following summer. That hasn’t quite worked out, but he’s not going to a Minnesota team that needs him to help bolster their power play, and that he can do. He’s worth taking a risk on in deeper formats.

Jakub Vrana finds a new home in St. Louis 

To St. Louis: Jakub Vrana

To Dallas: Dylan McLaughlin, 2025 7th round pick.

Fantasy Spin: Jakub Vrana was never able to find success in Detroit. He’s had a rough year off the ice, so maybe the change of scenery will help get his career back on track. He’s a player who can score goals, so maybe he can see consistent minutes in St. Louis and get back to filling the net.


Max Domi Joins Dallas Stars 

To Chicago: Anton Khudobin, 2025 2nd round pick.

To Dallas: Max Domi, Dylan Wells

Fantasy Spin: The Dallas Stars have struggled to score goals in the last two months, so they needed to move and add someone who could bring some offence. Domi has been red hot in the previous two weeks and has been shooting the puck a ton, so he’s going to fit right into an excellent lineup and bring some scoring. As for Chicago, they take on Khudobin who hasn’t played in the NHL this season. It’s another goalie for the Blackhawks to torture. 

Tyler Bertuzzi goes to Boston for draft picks

To Boston: Tyler Bertuzzi.

To Dallas: 2024 1st round pick (conditional), 2025 4th round pick.

Fantasy Spin: The Boston Bruins continue to just add quality players to an already good lineup. With Taylor Hall and Nick Foligno on LTIR, they needed to add a quality player who could score goals, so Tyler Bertuzzi fits right into that. Detroit retained 50% of his salary to make this deal work and got a 1st round pick that is top-10 protected. The Red Wings had high hopes coming into this season, but they are now sellers. Depending on where Bertuzzi skates, he could be a nice fantasy option down the stretch.


Jakob Chychrun finally leaves Arizona

To Ottawa: Jakob Chychrun

To Arizona: 2023 1st round pick (conditional), 2024 2nd round pick (conditional), 2026 2nd round pick.

Fantasy Spin: It feels like we’ve been talking about Jakob Chychrun leaving Arizona for over a year now, but it’s finally happened. Ottawa moved three draft picks to acquire him, which is probably less than what GM Bill Amstrong wanted, but he had to come down on his asking price or risk not moving him. The addition of Chychrun makes Ottawa an even better team as they try to keep up in the Eastern Conference.


Shayne Gostisbehere moves out East

To Carolina: Shayne Gostisbehere

To Arizona: 2026 3rd round pick

Fantasy Spin: Shayne Gostisbehere is heading to Carolina to try and help them make a push for the Stanley Cup, but how productive will he be? We know what he can bring offensively, but Brent Burns is already quarterbacking the top power play unit and Gostisbehere isn’t known for his defensive skills. This trade hurts his fantasy hockey value, but the question is: how much?

Filip Hronek goes to Vancouver

To Vancouver: Filip Hronek, 2023 4th round pick

To Detroit: 2023 1st round pick (NYI), 2023 2nd round pick

Fantasy Spin: Steve Yzerman is a smart man, so you have to believe he knows what he is doing. Filip Hronek is having himself a pretty good season, so it was a head-scratcher to see him moved out West to Vancouver. The Canucks used the pick they got for Bo Horvat to make this season and also sent a 2nd round pick. It’s a very good return for Detroit, so maybe they had no choice to get this kind of return. Hronek is going to a bad team, so this shouldn’t hurt his fantasy value too much.

End of an era in Los Angeles 

To Los Angeles: Joonas Korpisalo, Vladislav Gavrikov

To Columbus: Jonathan Quick, 2023 1st round pick (conditional), 2024 3rd round pick

Fantasy Spin: Jonathan Quick has been a staple for the Los Angeles Kings for so many years, helping them win multiple Stanley Cups, but it’s no secret that his game has fallen off and the Kings needed some help to keep up in an open Western Conference. Quick was quickly moved to Vegas, so his time in Columbus wasn’t long. As for Los Angeles, they added a good goalie in Korpisalo-- who is putting up some good numbers despite playing on an awful hockey game-- and a very steady defenseman in Vladislav Gavrikov. Both players should see their fantasy hockey stock increase after this trade. 



New York Rangers add another talented forward

To New York: Patrick Kane, Cooper Zech

To Chicago: Vili Saarijarvi, Andy Welinski, 2023 2nd round pick (NYR), 2025 4th round pick (NYR)

To Arizona: 2025 3rd round pick (NYR, conditional). Retain 50% of Kane’s salary

Fantasy Spin: We knew that Patrick Kane wanted to go to New York, and in the end, he got his wish. Chicago didn’t get a great return for him, but they got something, which is better than nothing. Arizona continues to help teams facilitate trades by taking on money for picks. They are now up to 31 draft picks in the next three years. Kane joins a very talented team and that can only help his fantasy value. If he can stay healthy, he has a good chance to rack up some points. 

Edmonton adds quality defenseman

To Edmonton: Mattias Ekholm, 2024 6th round pick.

To Nashville: Tyson Barrie, Reid Schaefer, 2023 1st round pick, 2024 4th round pick

Fantasy Spin: We knew that Edmonton needed some help on the blue line, but they paid a hefty price to get it done. Mattias Ekholm is good at defending, so he will help an Edmonton blueline that is in need of that. Nashville collects two picks-- including a 1st round pick in this year’s draft-- along with Tyson Barrie and Reid Schaefer. Barrie moving is obviously a shock, considering how productive he was on the top power play unit. This does hurt his fantasy value, no question about it, because Roman Josi commands most of the power play time and they don’t use two defenseman on the top unit. The real winner in this trade is Evan Bouchard, who will get a chance to play on that dangerous Edmonton top unit, which should lead to more points. 

Toronto adds lots of help on the back end

To Toronto: Luke Schenn, 2024 3rd round pick (NYI), Erik Gustafsson, 2023 1st round pick (BOS), Jake McCabe, Sam Lafferty, 2024 5th round pick (CHI, conditional), 2025 5th round pick (CHI, conditional).

To Vancouver: 2024 3rd round pick

To Islanders: Pierre Engvall

To Capitals: Rasmus Sandin

To Chicago: Joey Anderson, Pavel Gogolev, 2025 1st round pick (TOR, conditional). 2026 2nd round pick.

Fantasy Spin: The Toronto Maple Leafs are serious about making a run out of the first round. In the span of a couple of days, Toronto added Jake McCabe, Erik Gustafsson and Luke Schenn. Those are three quality players who can play some serious minutes and defend really well. There are a lot of bodies on the back end now, but having too many defenseman this time of year is never a bad thing. The problem now is, who’s going to see regular playing time? McCabe and Schenn are good at blocking shots, but they can’t do that from the press box. From a fantasy perspective, this makes things quite complicated. A real winner here is Rasmus Sandin, who is going to Washington and can hopefully see some consistent ice time. He’s a player I would look to add if he’s on the waiver wire.


Tampa Bay doesn’t need draft picks

To Tampa Bay: Tanner Jeannot

To Nashville: Cal Foote, 2023 3rd round pick, 2023 4th round pick, 2023 5th round pick, 2024 2nd round pick, 2025 1st round pick (conditional).

Fantasy Spin: It’s hard to question a GM who has been to the Stanley Cup finals three years in a row, but Julien BriseBois better know what he is doing. He traded Cal Foote and FIVE draft picks for Tanner Jeannot. It’s been a difficult year for the 25-year-old, but we know that he brings size and a good amount of skill. Nashville may not have wanted to trade him, but considering the return, how could you say no? Is Jeannot going to be fantasy relevant down the stretch? It’s possible, but unless he’s seeing top-six minutes, I don’t expect the goal total to go up very much. Cal Foote gets a chance to play some hockey on a decent team, so maybe we can see what he is made of. 

New Jersey adds the biggest fish on the market

To New Jersey: Scott Harrington, Timo Meier, Zacharie Emond, Santeri Hatakka, Timur Ibragimov, 2024 5th round pick (COL)

To San Jose: Andreas Johnsson, Fabian Zetterlund, Nikita Okhotiuk, Shakir Mukhamadullin, 2023 1st round pick (conditional), 2024 2nd round pick (conditional), 2024 7th round pick

Fantasy Spin: Timo Meier is joining a really talented New Jersey team that is hoping to make a run in the playoffs. We know that he can score goals, but he can also shoot the puck a ton, which fits right into the Devils' style of hockey. He’s going to get a chance to play with Nico Hischier and Jack Hughes every night, which can only make him better. This is a fantastic addition for New Jersey. San Jose gets two quality players and a couple of draft picks for a player they were unlikely to resign. Fabian Zetterlund is the name to keep in mind. He’s young and is still trying to find his game in the NHL, but he’s now going to get the chance to play a lot on a bad hockey team, so the experience will be good for him. He may not be fantasy relevant down the stretch, but I do think he could become a good player in the next few seasons. 


Winnipeg adds a winger

To Winnipeg: Nino Niederreiter

To Nashville: 2024 2nd round pick

Fantasy Spin: The Winnipeg Jets felt the need to add another forward to help support their top-six. Nino Niederreiter can shoot the puck and score goals, so he’s a good fit for this Jets team. Nashville knew they weren’t going to resign him, so they got a pick for a rental. Nino is a player worth picking up in fantasy hockey if he’s on the waiver wire. 

Boston adds key pieces

To Boston: Garnet Hathaway, Andrei Svetlakov, Dmitry Orlov

To Minnesota: 2023 5th round pick (BOS)

To Washington: Craig Smith, 2023 1st round pick (BOS), 2024 3rd round pick (BOS), 2025 2nd round pick (BOS)

Fantasy Spin: The Boston Bruins got the unofficial Trade Deadline started by adding Dmitry Orlov and Garnet Hathaway for a collection of picks. The Bruins are favorites to win the Stanley Cup and they just wanted to make sure they got started early on in making their team better. Dmitry Orlov is known for his defensive skills, but ever since joining the Bruins, the man has looked like Bobby Orr. He’s only 46% owned in Yahoo! leagues, so if he’s still on the waiver wire, please go add him.


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