NHL Transactions Today: Revisiting all trades and waiver pickups made on June 19, 2024 

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NHL Transactions Today: Revisiting all trades and waiver pickups made on June 19, 2024

The NHL was busy with a flurry of trades between Games 5 and 6 of the Stanley Cup Final. Several major player transactions with notable names changing teams created plenty of buzz among fans online. Here's a closer look at all of the activity that took place on Wednesday.

Revisiting all NHL trade and waiver pickups on Wednesday, June 19, 2024

#1. Jacob Markstrom to New Jersey Devils

The Calgary Flames ended weeks of speculation by trading netminder Jacob Markstrom to the New Jersey Devils. In exchange, the Flames received a top 10 protected first-round pick for 2025 and defenseman Kevin Bahl.

Overall, the price New Jersey paid for Markstrom was surprisingly low. Speculation had circulated around that the Flames wanted New Jersey’s No. 10 overall pick in this year’s draft. However, the Devils did not give up that pick. Moreover, they moved a depth player for a proven netminder.

The Devils will hope Markstrom can regain his form and become the No. 1 goaltender he’s been in the past.

#2. Barclay Goodrow claimed off waivers

The San Jose Sharks claimed forward Barclay Goodrow from the New York Rangers. The move comes as no surprise as the New York Post had hinted at the possibility of a pre-arranged agreement in which San Jose would claim the veteran forward.

For New York, the move allows them to shed Goodrow’s $3 million cap hit. For Goodrow, it’s an opportunity to make a fresh start with a team craving veteran leadership as they look forward to selecting Macklin Celebrini as the No. 1 overall pick in this year’s draft.

#3. Ty Dellandrea to San Jose Sharks

The San Jose Sharks continued their busy day, acquiring forward Ty Dellandrea from the Dallas Stars. In exchange, the Shark sent a fourth-round pick that belonged to the Winnipeg Jets. Dellandrea was a relative disappointment for Dallas, as he hadn’t put up the numbers expected of a top 15 pick.

It’s worth noting that Dellandrea is a restricted free agent. So, the Sharks will need to negotiate a new deal for the young forward for the upcoming season.

#4. Kings shed Dubois contract

In a move that stunned NHL fans, the Los Angeles Kings moved Pierre-Luc Dubois to the Washington Capitals in exchange for netminder Darcy Kuemper. The deal allows the Kings to drop Dubois’ massive $8.5 cap hit.

For Los Angeles, the club gets a solid netminder who can handle the starting role or work in tandem with Davit Rittich. Plus, the Kings are familiar with Kuemper, he played in Los Angeles during the 207-2018 season.

Perhaps the most interesting aspect of this deal is that the Kings found a taker for Dubois’ contract. Many NHL analysts had speculated about the Kings needing to buy out Dubois, but that won’t be the case moving forward thanks to the Capitals.

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Edited by Veer Badani
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