This year’s NHL Draft is expected to have some punch when it comes to trades.
With a flat salary cap, general managers will be looking to offload some salaries to either get under the cap for the new season or create space to sign a flush free-agent market.
And there’s also always a deal or two that’ll go down as a team attempts to move up and get their guy; after all, there’s a reason why commissioner Gary Bettman is known for, “We have a trade to announce.”
2020 NHL Draft trade tracker
(Player selections in parentheses; numbers reflect round of later selection)
(All picks bolded occurred on draft days)
Pick 76 — From the James Neal-Milan Lucic trade: Edmonton will send a third-round pick in 2020 or 2021 to Calgary. If the Flames receive the 2020 pick, then they’ll send it to the Blackhawks under the terms of the Erik Gustafsson acquisition.
Pick 81 — If the Flames do not receive the Oilers’ 2020 third-round pick, then they will send their own third-round pick to the Blackhawks (see pick No. 76).
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