AHL Report Headlines: Friday March 2, 2018
|On this day in hockey history… 1993 — In a 7-4 loss to the Quebec Nordiques, Teemu Selanne scores for the Winnipeg Jets just 15 seconds into the game. He would go on to score two more times in the game, breaking the NHL record for goals by a rookie at with his 54th goal. 1969 — The Boston Bruins shut out the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins on this night, 4-0, with Phil Esposito scoring twice in the third period. The goals make him the first NHL player to reach the 100-point mark in a season.|
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► Trade Deadline week
- The New York Rangers acquired defenseman Rob O’Gara and a third-round pick in the 2018 NHL Draft from the Boston Bruins in exchange for defenseman Nick Holden.
- The San Jose Sharks acquired forward Eric Fehr from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for a 2020 seventh-round draft selection.
- The Belleville Senators acquired forward Eric Selleck from the Hartford Wolf Pack for future considerations.
- The Pittsburgh Penguins acquired AHL forwards Tobias Lindberg and Vincent Dunn as part of a three-team trade with the Vegas Golden Knights and the Ottawa Senators.
- The New York Rangers acquired forwards Matt Beleskey and Ryan Spooner, defenseman Ryan Lindgren, a 2018 first-round draft pick and a 2019 seventh-round draft pick from the Boston Bruins in exchange for forward Rick Nash.
- The Toronto Maple Leafs acquired forwards Tomas Plekanec and Kyle Baun from the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for defenseman Rinat Valiev, forward Kerby Rychel and a second-round draft pick in 2018.
— AHL Report (@TheAHLReport) February 25, 2018
- The Nashville Predators acquired goaltender Troy Grosenick and forward Brandon Bollig from the San Jose Sharks in exchange for a sixth-round pick in the 2018 NHL Draft.
- The Vegas Golden Knights acquired defenseman Philip Holm from the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for forward Brendan Leipsic. Holm will join the Golden Knights’ AHL affiliate, the Chicago Wolves.
- The Arizona Coyotes acquired forward Jordan Maletta from the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for forward Ryan Kujawinski.
- The Tucson Roadrunners acquired forward Carter Camper from the Cleveland Monsters for future considerations. Camper leads Cleveland with 29 assists and 42 points in 53 AHL games this season.
- The Pittsburgh Penguins acquired forward Josh Jooris from the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for Greg McKegg. Jooris has been assigned to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the AHL; McKegg will join Carolina’s AHL affiliate, the Charlotte Checkers.
- The Vancouver Canucks acquired forwards Tyler Motte and Jussi Jokinen from the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for forward Thomas Vanek.
- The Buffalo Sabres acquired 2016-17 AHL Rookie of the Year Daniel O’Regan, along with two conditional draft picks, from the San Jose Sharks in exchange for forward Evander Kane.
- The Arizona Coyotes acquired forward Pierre-Cedric Labrie and defenseman Trevor Murphy from the Nashville Predators in exchange for forward Tyler Gaudet and defenseman John Ramage. In addition, the Tucson Roadrunners have acquired forward Derek Army from the Milwaukee Admirals for future considerations.
- The Colorado Avalanche acquired defenseman Ryan Graves from the New York Rangers in exchange for defenseman Chris Bigras.
► CCM/AHL Player of the Week
- The American Hockey League announced that Belleville Senators forward Ben Sexton has been selected as the CCM/AHL Player of the Week for the period ending Feb. 25, 2018. Sexton contributed to nearly all of the Senators’ offense last week, totaling three goals and four assists for seven points in three games.
— Joseph Whalen (@JoeWhalen19) February 25, 2018
► Ducks sign Kelly
- The Anaheim Ducks signed center Chris Kelly to a one-year contract through the 2017-18 NHL season. Kelly appeared in 16 games for the AHL’s Belleville Senators this season, registering two assists. He also served as team captain for Canada at the 2018 Olympics, collecting two goals and one assist and earning a bronze medal.