17 quick stats: NHL Trade Deadline Day by the Numbers

Hockey Central @ Noon breaks down the impact of Kevin Shattenkirk being acquired by the Capital. While it makes Washington a true contender for the Stanley Cup, the St. Louis Blues must be feeling a bit less motivated after losing a star defenceman.

If history tells us anything, keep a close eye on both Nashville GM David Poile and the Colorado Avalanche on March 1.

Here are 17 quick 2017 NHL trade deadline day stats (since 1968) to whet your appetite for Wednesday’s Twitter-refreshing marathon. Giddy up.

1,044 players drafted on deadline day since 1968

59 most deadline day trades, total, by one team, the Pittsburgh Penguins

57 most deadline day trades by a Canadian team, the Vancouver Canucks

34 most deadline day trades by one team in salary cap era (since 2006), the Anaheim Ducks

32 deadline day trades by Nashville’s David Poile, more than any active GM

7 deadline day trades involving Oilers-Rangers and Canucks-Blues, the NHL’s two most frequent swap mates


34.3% deadline day trades involving a defenceman, the most frequently moved position

8.5% deadline day trades involving a goalie, the most seldom-moved moved position

21.2% of draft picks traded that are third-rounders, the most frequently traded pick

4 active GMs traded on deadline day as players: Jim Rutherford, Jim Nill, Ron Francis, Marc Bergevin

4 times Capitals analyst Alan May was dealt on deadline day, more than anyone in history

14 consecutive seasons the Colorado Avalanche have made a deadline day deal, the NHL’s longest active streak

9 pieces involved in the largest (by volume) deadline day deal, a 2007 transaction between the Stars and Kings

19 playoff points (and one Stanley Cup ring) earned by Butch Goring after being traded on deadline day to the Islanders in 1980

22 playoff points (and one Stanley Cup ring) earned by Marian Gaborik after going from Columbus to L.A. on deadline day in 2014

$34,125,000 money the Kings committed to Gaborik over seven years after that championship

0.75 points per game, career, by Matt Duchene—Wednesday’s most valuable realistic trade target

(Big primary assist to SN Stats for the research.)

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