Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
NHL Drafts and Trades
|Who was the main cog in the 1999 trade who went from Florida to Vancouver for Pavel Bure?||NHL Trades
Ed Jovanovski. Jovanovski was Florida's first draft pick in 1994, first overall.
|What future 50-goal scorer did the Dallas Stars ship out on December 19, 1995?||Lopsided NHL Trades
Iginla . Jarome Iginla scored over 50 goals for Calgary in 2002, ironically the player Calgary traded to Dallas, Joe Nieuwendyk, was a former 50-goal man for the Flames as well. Nieuwendyk helped Dallas win the Stanley Cup in 1999, so they win the trade. As far as I know, this is the first trade involving former and future 50-goal scorers.
|Washington received what 2 defencemen along with Craig Laughlin and Doug Jarvis from Montreal for Rick Green and Ryan Walter on September 9, 1982?||Lopsided NHL Trades
Brian Engblom and Rod Langway. Langway won the Norris trophy as best defenceman in 1983 and 1984, as he and Engblom anchored the Caps' defence through the mid eighties.
|Who did the Toronto Maple Leafs receive from Vancouver on February 18, 1980 along with Bill Derlago for Tiger Williams and Jerry Butler?||Lopsided NHL Trades
Rick Vaive. Vaive scored 290 goals for Toronto from 1980-87, and had 3 straight 50-goal seasons from 1982-84. Butler and Williams never did much for the Canucks.
|Who did the Buffalo Sabres receive for Barrie Moore and Craig Millar on May 18, 1997?||Lopsided NHL Trades
Miroslav Satan. Satan scored 128 goals for Buffalo from 1997-2001 and was their leading goal scorer 3 straight years from 1999-2001. Millar and Moore did next to nothing for Edmonton.
|Who did the Pittsburgh Penguins receive for John Cullen and Zarley Zalapski on March 4, 1991?||Lopsided NHL Trades
Ron Francis and Ulf Samuelsson. Francis and Samuelsson solidified the Penguins run for two straight Stanley Cups in 1991 and 1992. Francis recorded two 100-point season's for Pittsburgh and led the NHL in assists in 1995 and 1996. Ironically, Francis returned to the Hartford organization in 1998 when he signed as a free agent with Carolina Hurricanes, the relocated version of his old team.
Esa Tikkanen. Tikkanen helped the Rangers win the Stanley Cup one year after the March 17, 1993 trade. Following the Cup win they traded him to St. Louis for Petr Nedved, not bad. Weight shined for the Oilers, tallying 587 points in 588 games before they shipped him off to St. Louis in 2001.
Byron Dafoe. Dafoe and Khristich were traded to Los Angeles by Washington July 8, 1995 for L.A.'s 1st round pick (Washington selected Alexander Volchkov - who?). L.A. turned around and traded them both August 29, 1997 to Boston for Jozef Stumpel, Sandy Moger and a draft pick.
|Who did Calgary acquire from the Colorado Rockies for Don Lever and Bob MacMillan November 25, 1981?||Lopsided NHL Trades
Lanny McDonald. McDonald scored 34 goals for Calgary that season, and followed it up with a 66 goal season in 1982-83, a Flames record. McDonald also captained the Flames to the Stanley Cup in 1989.
|Who did the New York Islanders acquire for Dave Lewis and Billy Harris on March 10, 1980?||Lopsided NHL Trades
Butch Goring. The addition of Goring spurred the Isles on to four straight Stanley Cups.
Ray Sheppard. On July 9, 1990 the Buffalo Sabres traded him to the N.Y. Rangers for one dollar to avoid the waiver wire. Sheppard had 24 goals the following season and in 1994 scored 52 goals for Detroit. So there.
|Who did the Toronto Maple Leafs receive in exchange for winger Russ Courtnall on November 7, 1988?||Lopsided NHL Trades
John Kordic. Courtnall had 82 goals for Montreal in 250 games. They later traded him to Minnesota for accomplished sniper Brian Bellows. Kordic had but 10 goals for the Leafs but had 446 penalty minutes in 104 games.
Teemu Selanne. The Winnipeg Jets traded Selanne to Anaheim for the Ducks', two most recent first round picks (Tverdovsky 2nd overall, 1994 and Kilger 4th overall, 1995.) The trade didn't work out for Phoenix, as Kilger did not pan out as a scorer and became a defensive-minded forward. Tverdovsky was later traded back to Anaheim for Travis Green and Anaheim's 1st round pick in 1999 (Scott Kelman). Selanne spent four seasons with Anaheim, totalling 199 goals and 224 assists for 423 points in 333 games. He teamed with Paul Kariya to form one of the most feared scoring duos over that span.
|What player did the Boston Bruins receive three first-round draft choices for on August 26, 1994?||More Lopsided NHL Trades
Glen Wesley. The Hartford Whalers, who later relocated to Carolina to become the Hurricanes, traded to get Wesley. After a career-high 58 points in 1993-94, Wesley did not have more than 35 points for the Hartford/Carolina franchise in his first six seasons there. The first-round picks in 1995 (Kyle McLaren - 9th overall), 1996 (Jonathan Aitken - 8th overall) and 1997 (Sergei Samsonov - 8th overall) helped solidify the Bruins' youth movement. McLaren was known for being a hard-nosed, stay at home defenceman. Samsonov was a slick and dangerous playmaker. Samsonov had back-to-back 29 goal seasons for the Bruins in 2000-01 and 2001-02 seasons.
|The Chicago Blackhawks acquired what player in exchange for Stephane Matteau and Brian Noonan on March 21, 1994?||More Lopsided NHL Trades
Tony Amonte. Noonan and Matteau helped the N.Y. Rangers win the Stanley Cup in 1994, but at a price. Tony Amonte played 8 seasons in Chicago, scoring 268 goals in 627 games. He signed as a free agent with Phoenix in 2002.
|The Buffalo Sabres surrendered a first round pick, Darren Puppa, and what player in exchange for Grant Fuhr?||More Lopsided NHL Trades
Dave Andreychuk. The Sabres traded Andreychuk to Toronto on February 2, 1993, hoping with Fuhr they had found the playoff goaltender they were lacking. They later found they had that goaltender in Dominik Hasek and traded Fuhr to the L.A. Kings in 1995. Andreychuk scored 120 goals and 99 assists in 223 games for Toronto, and is one of three players to score 50 goals for the Leafs, notching 53 in 1993-94. The first round pick sent to Toronto, was used to select defenceman Kenny Jonsson in the 1993 Entry Draft.
Toni Tanti. Chicago traded Tanti, the 12th overall pick in the 1981 draft, after playing only 3 career games for the Hawks. Tanti had 250 goals and 220 assists in 531 career games for Vancouver. Fraser played 303 games for Chicago, netting 94 goals and 120 assists.
|The Minnesota North Stars traded Peter Taglianetti and which player in exchange for Chris Dahlquist and Jim Johnson December 11, 1990?||More Lopsided NHL Trades
Larry Murphy. Minnesota swapped the future Hall of Fame rearguard to Pittsburgh. Murphy boosted the Penguins power-play and had 23 points in 23 playoff games in the Penguins' 1st Stanley Cup run. The team they beat in the finals that year? The Minnesota North Stars. Murphy had 326 career games in Pittsburgh, notching 78 goals and 223 assists.
Dahlquist had 116 games for the Stars, with 3 goals and 19 assists. Johnson was a little better, getting into 147 games, with 8 goals and 46 assists.
|Toronto traded what young player to Pittsburgh on June 14, 1978 with George Ferguson in exchange for Dave Burrows?||More Lopsided NHL Trades
Randy Carlyle. Carlyle had a great career in Pittsburgh, scoring 323 points in 397 games for the Penguins, and won the Norris Trophy as NHL's best defenceman in 1981. Dave Burrows finished his career with Toronto, and had 29 goals and 135 assists in 724 career games.
|The Detroit Red Wings parted with what player in exchange for Bernie Federko, on June 15, 1989 in a trade with St. Louis?||More Lopsided NHL Trades
Adam Oates. Oates went on to become a huge part of St. Louis' success, teaming with Brett Hull and becoming a premier playmaker in the NHL. In his three seasons in St. Louis, he had 58 goals and 228 assists in 195 games. Oates was traded by the Blues during the 1991-92 season to Boston.
Federko had one season in Detroit, playing 73 games, notching 17 goals and 40 assists. He retired following the 1989-90 season.
Pavol Demitra. The Sens swapped Demitra to the Blues for the unheralded Olsson. Demitra had 5 straight 20 goal seasons for St. Louis following the trade and was one of the Blues' best players. Olsson played just 56 NHL games over two seasons.
Todd Bertuzzi. Bertuzzi came from the N.Y. Islanders to Vancouver along with McCabe. He finished 3rd in NHL scoring in 2001-02 with 85 points.
|Toronto swapped the #5 pick overall in the 1992 Entry Draft to the New York Islanders, for the Islanders first pick (8th overall) and second round pick (32nd overall). Who did the Islanders select?
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Darius Kasparaitus. The Isles picked Kasparaitus, who had a great career with them before being shipped to Pittsburgh. Bertuzzi was the Isles' first pick in 1993. They picked Palffy in 1991, 26th overall. The Isles picked Malakhov 191st overall in the 1989 draft.
The Leafs picked Brandon Convery with the #8 pick, then shipped the second round pick plus their 3rd rounder to Washington for Washington's first pick. The Leafs picked Grant Marshall with the first rounder, the Capitals spent the 2nd rounder on goalie Jim Carey, who won the Vezina trophy in 1998.
|What team did Atlanta trade with to acquire the first pick in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft?||NHL Draft Day Trades
Vancouver. Atlanta traded the #2 pick and a second round pick to Vancouver, for the #1 pick overall. Vancouver picked Henrik Sedin, and Atlanta picked Patrik Stefan. The #1 pick originally belonged to Tampa Bay, but they swapped it to Vancouver earlier for Chicago's #1 pick plus two third rounders.
|What team did Toronto acquire the pick from that they used to select Nikolai Antropov in the 1998 draft?||NHL Draft Day Trades
Chicago Blackhawks. Toronto traded their first round pick (8th overall) and fifth round pick to the Blackhawks, for Chicago's first pick (10th overall), a 3rd round pick, and Carolina's 5th round pick. The Blackhawks used the Leafs' pick to select Mark Bell.
Columbus. Columbus moved up from 3rd overall to be sure to get Rick Nash. Florida picked Jay Bouwmeester at #3, and received a conditional pick in 2003 from Columbus in return for the swap.
|Edmonton traded Craig Millar to Nashville on draft day in 1999, and they received Detroit's third round pick, 91st overall. Who did they pick?||NHL Draft Day Trades
Mike Comrie. Comrie was a vital cog for the Oilers right from his arrival in 2001. By 2002, Comrie was the Oilers' first line centre and recorded 33 goals and 27 assists in 82 games. Semenov was the Oilers' 2nd round pick, 36th overall. Horcoff was their fourth round pick, 99th overall in 1998. Poti was their 3rd round pick, 59th overall, in 1996.
|New Jersey acquired Dallas Stars' 1st pick, 27th overall in 1998. They traded their second round pick (57th overall), and Carolina's 2nd round pick (39th overall) to Dallas. Who did New Jersey pick?||NHL Draft Day Trades
Scott Gomez. Gomez recorded 70 points for New Jersey as a rookie in '99-00, and won the Calder Trophy as NHL rookie of the year. He has been an integral part of two Devil Cup-winning teams in 2000 and 2003. Dallas picked John Erskine and Tyler Bouck with the two picks. Brian Gionta was picked in the 4th round, 82nd overall. Petr Sykora was the Devils' 1st pick in 1995, Colin White was picked in the second round, 49th overall, in 1996.
|Nashville and San Jose swapped selections (2nd and 3rd) in 1998. Nashville traded the #3 overall and their 2nd round pick (#29), to SJ for the #2 pick and NJ's 3rd round pick. Who did Nashville and San Jose pick, respectively?||NHL Draft Day Trades
David Legwand and Brad Stuart. After three disappointing seasons, Legwand had a breakout season for Nashville in 2002-03. The slick center had 17 goals and 31 assists in 64 games for the Preds. Brad Stuart started his career well in San Jose, scoring 10 goals and 26 assists in '99-00 and making the all-rookie team. The big defenceman's play suffered over the next three seasons, capped by a 14 point, injury-plagued, contract holdout '02-03 campaign.
|Buffalo traded Alexander Mogilny and a fifth round pick to Vancouver for Michael Peca, Mike Wilson, and Vancouver's first round pick, 14th overall, in the 1995 draft. Who did Buffalo select with the pick?||NHL Draft Day Trades
Jay McKee. Jay McKee has been a steady force on the Sabres' blueline since 1997. Biron was the Sabres own pick, #16 overall, Primeau was their first pick (#17) in 1994, and Rasmussen was Buffalo's first round selection in 1996 (#7).
|What team traded the #6 overall pick, a second round pick and a third round pick, plus winger Sergei Makarov for the #2 overall pick in the 1993 Entry Draft?||NHL Draft Day Trades
Hartford Whalers. Hartford made the swap with San Jose, who picked Viktor Kozlov with the #6 overall pick. The #2 pick turned out to be defenceman Chris Pronger, who later blossomed in St. Louis, after Hartford swapped him for Brendan Shanahan.