18 quick stats: NHL Trade Deadline Day by the numbers

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As always, the 2018 NHL trade deadline figures to be a busy one, but the question this year is how many big-ticket players will be moved? And we’re not just talking about pending UFAs such as Evander Kane or Rick Nash, but guys with term who are in the rumour mill: Erik Karlsson, Max Pacioretty, Ryan McDonagh, etc.

Some moves have already started to come in, but you can bet Monday will see a flurry of activity, big and small. You can tune in to Sportsnet starting 8 a.m. Monday morning for a full day of trade deadline coverage and analysis as teams bulk up for the playoffs, or take a step back from the present with the future in mind.

Here, then, are 18 quick stats from deadline days past, with a stick tap to the great Sportsnet Stats department.

5: Number of trades made on the day before deadline day in 2017:
• Canadiens trade David Desharnais to Oilers for Brandon Davidson
• Stars trade Johnny Oduya to Blackhawks for Mark McNeill and conditional fourth-round draft pick in 2018 Draft
• Rangers trade Mat Bodie to Sabres for Daniel Catenacci
• Hurricanes trade Viktor Stalberg to Senators for third-round pick in 2017 Draft
• Red Wings trade Brendan Smith to Rangers for third-round pick in 2017 Draft and second-round pick in 2018 Draft

9: Most total pieces moved in one trade on deadline day (2007).
Los Angeles got: Johan Fransson, Jaroslav Modry, 2007 second, 2007 third, 2008 first
Dallas got: Mattias Norstrom, Konstantin Pushkarev, 2007 third, 2007 fourth

15 years: Longest any team has gone without making a deadline day deal. Boston Bruins, 1968-1993.

15 years: Longest active streak of making a trade on deadline day. Colorado Avalanche.

35: Most deadline day trades made by any one team in the salary cap era. Anaheim Ducks.

6: Fewest deadline day trades made by any one team in the salary cap era. Dallas Stars.

61: The most deadline day moves made by any one team since 1968. Pittsburgh Penguins.

574: Number of total trades made on deadline day since 1968.

1,077: Number of players dealt on trade deadline day since 1968.

Most points by player traded on deadline day with new team

SEASON PLAYER FROM TO GP G A PTS
2009-10 Peter Mueller PHX COL 15 9 11 20
1996-97 Robert Reichel CGY NYI 12 5 14 19
2007-08 Brian Campbell BUF SJ 20 3 16 19
2009-10 Lee Stempniak TOR PHX 18 14 4 18
2007-08 Jeff Halpern DAL TB 19 10 8 18
1980-81 Steve Tambellini NYI CLR 13 6 12 18
2009-10 Wojtek Wolski COL PHX 18 6 12 18
1994-95 Russ Courtnall DAL VAN 13 4 14 18
2013-14 Ales Hemsky EDM OTT 20 4 13 17
1989-90 Mike Gartner MNS NYR 12 11 5 16
2008-09 Mark Recchi TB BOS 18 10 6 16
2005-06 Sergei Samsonov BOS EDM 19 5 11 16
2008-09 Matthew Lombardi CGY PHX 19 5 11 16
2013-14 Marian Gaborik CBJ LA 19 5 11 16
2016-17 Sven Andrighetto MTL COL 19 5 11 16

14: Most goals by player traded on deadline day with new team. Lee Stempniak with Coyotes, 2009-10.

33: Most deadline day trades made by a current NHL general manager. David Poile.

8: Most trades made by the same two teams on deadline day since 1968. Edmonton/NY Rangers.

8.4 per cent: Deadline day trades involving a goalie, the least traded position.

34.4 per cent: Deadline day trades involving a defenceman, the most traded position.

20.8 per cent: Amount of deadline day deals involving a third-round pick, the selection most commonly swapped.

6.6 per cent: Amount of deadline day deals involving a first-round pick.

2015: The last year in which a first-round pick was traded on deadline day.

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