There were 16 trades involving 35 players and 12 draft picks during today's trade deadline day.
It was considered a slow and unspectacular trade day by most observers. The headline deals were the Kings acquisition of Dustin Penner and the Capitals addition of Jason Arnott and Dennis Wideman.
The Rangers ended up getting center John Mitchell from the Toronto Maple Leafs in return for a 2012 7th round pick. The 26-year-old, who has played in 159 NHL games was sent to the the Connecticut Whale.
However, the big news in Rangerland was the announcement that Martin Biron is out for the season with a broken collarbone. He was struck by a puck in practice this afternoon. Double big ouch!
historical trade day activity:
2010-11 -- 16 trades, 35 players
2009-10 -- 31 trades, 55 players
2008-09 -- 22 trades, 47 players
2007-08 -- 25 trades, 45 players
2006-07 -- 25 trades, 44 players
2005-06 -- 25 trades, 40 players
2003-04 -- 20 trades, 32 players
2002-03 -- 24 trades, 46 players
2001-02 -- 17 trades, 35 players
2000-01 -- 17 trades, 31 players
1999-00 -- 12 trades, 23 players
1998-99 -- 21 trades, 30 players
1997-98 -- 19 trades, 38 players
1996-97 -- 18 trades, 35 players
1995-96 -- 13 trades, 21 players
4:11 pm: Bruins acquire goalie Anton Khudobin from the Wild for defenseman Jeff Penner and Mike Lehtonen
3:38 pm: Canadiens acquire goalie Drew McIntyre from the Thrashers for defenseman Brett Festerling.
3:25 pm: Capitals acquire Jason Arnott from the NJ Devils for David Steckel and a 2nd round pick.
3:21 pm Canucks acquire Maxim Lapierre and MacGregor Sharp from the Anaheim Ducks for Joel Perrault and a 2012 3rd round pick.
3:18 pm: Philadelphia Flyers acquire Tom Sestito from the the Blue Jackets for Greg Moore and Michael Chapot.
3:16 pm: Canucks acquire Chris Higgins from the Panthers for a 2013 3rd round pick and defenseman Evan Oberg.
3:15 pm: Flames acquire Freddy Modin from the Thrashers for a 2011 7th round pick.
3:01 pm: NY Rangers acquire John Mitchell from the Maple Leafs for a 2012 7th round pick.
2:25 pm: Kings acquire Dustin Penner from the Oilers for Colten Teubert, a 2011 1st round pick, and a conditional 2012 3rd round pick.
2:14 pm: Ducks acquire Brad Winchester from the Blues for a 2012 3rd round pick.
2:07 pm: Hurricanes acquire Bryan Allen from the Panthers for Sergei Samsonov.
1:56 pm: Blackhawks acquire defenseman Chris Campoli and a conditional 2012 7th round pick from the Senators for Ryan Potulny and a 2011 2nd round pick.
1:20 pm: Oilers acquire Kevin Montgomery from the Avalanche for Shawn Belle.
12:51 pm: Coyotes acquire defenseman Rostislav Klesla and Dane Byers from the Blue Jackets for Scottie Upshall and defenseman Sami Lepisto.
11:46 am: Capitals acquire defenseman Dennis Wideman from the Panthers for Jake Hauswirth and a 2011 3rd round pick.
10:38 am: Thrashers acquire Radek Dvorak and a 2011 5th round pick from the Panthers for Niclas Bergfors and Patrick Rismiller.
Rangers refuse to deal away future -- Limited trade-deadline moves reflect Sather's confidence in young talent...
Biron out with fractured collarbone -- Veteran backup goaltender might return to lineup in time for postseason...
Rangers add Mitchell at trade deadline -- New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has acquired forward John Mitchell from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for a seventh round draft pick in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.
Mitchell will report to the Connecticut Whale (AHL).
Mitchell, 26, has registered 20 goals and 35 assists for 55 points in 159 career regular season contests in three seasons with the Toronto Maple Leafs...
Goalie Talbot called up from Greenville -- 23-year-old, who signed as free agent last summer, joins Rangers roster...
Trade deadline: Jury in or out? --
[the NY Rangers] resisted the temptation to chase down Brad Richards and kept what is a fine group of mostly homegrown players intact. They may not win the Cup this year but they didn't follow the rocky deadline path GM Glen Sather has followed in the past....
Washington Capitals: The Caps are a better and deeper team today then they were yesterday after picking up Dennis Wideman and Jason Arnott. But we put them in the Jury's Out category because we feel they overpaid for Arnott, which displays the level of desperation on a team that has more pressure than any other to win this season...