New York Islanders traded Brian Rolston and Mike Mottau for Yannick Riendeau and Marc Cantin of the Boston Bruins organization. Rolston is 39 with a shot that has concussed two different goalies. Mottau is a defenseman who won the Hobey Backer in 2000.Both have Massachusetts ties as Mottau is a Quincy native, and Rolston wore the spoked B for a couple years.
No Rick Nash trade as I suspected.
Most interesting trade of the day is Toronto Maple Leafs swiping Carter Ashton from the Tampa Bay Lightning for defenseman Keith Aulie. Aulie was part of the Phanuef deal and well regarded until the Toronto organization soured very quickly on him Carter Ashton was a or possibly the top offensive prospect of the Tampa Bay Lightning playing in the AHL.
The Chicago BlackHawks upgraded their defense by shipping out John Scott for a New York Rangers 5th round pick. They brought in Johnny Oduya from the Winnipeg Jets in exchange for a 2nd and 3rd round pick .
The Minnesota Wild have shipped off Greg Zanon to Boston for Steve Kampfer (@SteveKampfer47) a younger defenseman with a good shot and good stride. Zanon is a UFA July 1, Kampfer has one more year left on his deal.
Buffalo Sabres also shipped out Paul Gaustad and a 4th round pick to the Nashville Predators for a 1st round pick. Very interesting. looks like the Predators are going for the biggest prize.
Zack Kassian of the Sabres also shipped to Vancouver for Cody Hodgson. (This one may be bigger, conflicting reports.)
Sources TSN, NHL.Com, Sportsnet Canada, and anyone retweeted on twitter.