With what is shaping up to be a fairly lacklustre trade deadline day — most of the big names are off the board already — the last of four trades prior to the swap meet were made into the wee hours Tuesday night.
The San Jose Sharks, who beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-1 Tuesday night, added Danish forward Jannik Hansen to an already potent attack, trading prospect Nikolay Goldobin and a 2017 conditional fourth round pick to Vancouver for his services.
Hansen had six goals and seven assists in 28 games for Vancouver, who he has played with for 10 seasons. Goldobin, who has 11 games of NHL experience with the Sharks, will join the Canucks this week. He had 41 points in 46 games with the AHL’s San Jose Barracuda.
Montreal, first in the Atlantic Division, was busy Tuesday night as well, making a pair of deals. First, they sent forward David Desharnais (4-6-10 in 31 games) to Edmonton for stay-at-home defenceman Brandon Davidson (one assist, +1 in 28 games). Later Tuesday night, the Habs acquired super pest Steve Ott from Detroit, for a sixth round pick in 2018. He had six points and 63 penalty minutes in 42 games.
In the night’s other swap, Johnny Oduya is going back to the Chicago Blackhawks, with Dallas getting young forward Mark McNeill and a conditional fourth round pick in 2018. Oduya, who won two Stanley Cups with the Hawks, had seven points in 37 games with the Stars.