TRANSACTIONS COMPLETED PRIOR TO NHL TRADING DEADLINE

By League Press Release

NEW YORK (March 3, 2010) — NHL clubs made 31 trades involving 55 players today prior to the 3 p.m., ET, trading deadline. The number of trades and players involved are the most ever on deadline day.

Following is a list of the transactions:

Anaheim traded D Ryan Whitney and its 6th-round pick in the 2010 Entry Draft to Edmonton for D Lubomir Visnovsky.

Anaheim traded G Justin Pogge and Boston’s 4th-round pick in the 2010 or 2011 Entry Draft (previously acquired) to Carolina for D Aaron Ward.

Anaheim traded G Vesa Toskala to Calgary for G Curtis McElhinney.

Anaheim traded C Petteri Nokelainen to Phoenix for Phoenix’s 6th-round pick in the 2011 Entry Draft.

Boston traded D Derek Morris to Phoenix for a conditional draft pick in the 2011 Entry Draft.

Boston traded RW Byron Bitz, RW Craig Weller and Tampa Bay’s 2nd-round pick in the 2010 Entry Draft (previously acquired) to Florida for D Dennis Seidenberg and D Matt Bartkowski.

Buffalo traded D Nathan Paetsch and Vancouver’s 2nd-round pick in the 2010 Entry Draft (previously acquired) to Columbus for LW Raffi Torres.

Buffalo traded LW Clarke MacArthur to Atlanta for Atlanta’s 3rd- and 4th-round picks in the 2010 Entry Draft.

Calgary traded D Aaron Johnson and its 3rd-round pick in the 2010 or 2011 Entry Draft to Edmonton for D Steve Staios.

Calgary traded C Dustin Boyd to Nashville for Nashville’s 4th-round pick in the 2010 Entry Draft.

Calgary traded C Riley Armstrong to Detroit for D Andy Delmore.

Carolina traded D Joe Corvo to Washington for D Brian Pothier, LW Oskar Osala and Washington’s 2nd-round pick in the 2011 Entry Draft.

Carolina traded RW Scott Walker to Washington for Washington’s 7th-round pick in the 2010 Entry Draft.

Carolina traded C Stephane Yelle and RW Harrison Reed to Colorado for C Cedric Lalonde-McNicoll and Colorado’s 6th-round pick in the 2010 Entry Draft.

Carolina traded D Andrew Alberts to Vancouver for Vancouver’s 3rd-round pick in the 2010 Entry Draft.

Colorado traded LW Wojtek Wolski to Phoenix for RW Peter Mueller and C Kevin Porter.

Columbus traded D Milan Jurcina to Washington for a conditional pick in the 2010 Entry Draft.

Columbus traded D Mathieu Roy to Florida for C Matt Rust.

Columbus traded LW Fredrik Modin to Los Angeles for a conditional pick in the 2010 Entry Draft.

Columbus traded LW Alexandre Picard to Phoenix for C Chad Kolarik.

Detroit traded C Kris Newbury to New York Rangers for LW Jordan Owens.

Los Angeles traded LW Teddy Purcell and Florida’s 3rd-round pick in the 2010 Entry Draft (previously acquired) to Tampa Bay for C Jeff Halpern.

Minnesota traded C Eric Belanger to Washington for Washington’s 2nd-round pick in the 2010 Entry Draft.

Montreal traded RW Matt D’Agostini to St. Louis for RW Aaron Pulushaj.

New York Rangers traded G Miika Wiikman and their 7th-round pick in the 2011 Entry Draft to Phoenix for D Anders Eriksson.

Phoenix traded D Matt Jones and its 4th- and 7th-round picks in the 2010 Entry Draft to Toronto for RW Lee Stempniak.

Pittsburgh traded D Chris Peluso to Toronto for Toronto’s 6th-round pick in the 2010 Entry Draft.

St. Louis traded C Yan Stastny to Vancouver for LW Pierre-Cedric Labrie.

Toronto traded D Martin Skoula to New Jersey for New Jersey’s 5th-round pick in the 2010 Entry Draft.

Toronto traded G Joey MacDonald to Anaheim for Anaheim’s 7th-round pick in the 2011 Entry Draft.

Vancouver traded D Mathieu Schneider to Phoenix for D Sean Zimmerman and a conditional pick in the 2010 Entry Draft.

    There also was one waiver claim:

Edmonton claimed LW Ryan Jones from Nashville.

Trade Deadline Activity Since 1979-80

Season    Date    Trades    Players
1979-80    March 11, 1980    3    5
1980-81    March 10, 1981    12    22
1981-82    March 9, 1982    5    11
1982-83    March 8, 1983    1    1
1983-84    March 6, 1984    2    2
1984-85    March 12, 1985    4    7
1985-86    March 11, 1986    8    14
1986-87    March 10, 1987    5    9
1987-88    March 8, 1988    8    12
1988-89    March 7, 1989    9    21
1989-90    March 6, 1990    10    16
1990-91    March 5, 1991    14    33
1991-92    March 10, 1992    11    22
1992-93    March 22, 1993    9    14
1993-94    March 21, 1994    18    35
1994-95    April 7, 1995    19    32
1995-96    March 20, 1996    13    21
1996-97    March 18, 1997    18    35
1997-98    March 24, 1998    19    38
1998-99    March 23, 1999    21    30
1999-00    March 14, 2000    12    23
2000-01    March 13, 2001    17    31
2001-02    March 19, 2002    17    35
2002-03    March 11, 2003    24    46
2003-04    March 9, 2004    20    32
2005-06    March 9, 2006    25    40
2006-07    February 27, 2007    25    44
2007-08    February 26, 2008    25    45
2008-09    March 4, 2009    22    47
2009-10    March 3, 2010    31    55