Day two of the 2019 NHL Entry Draft provided more fireworks than night one did in Vancouver. There were two massive trades consummated on the draft floor Saturday, with a few key contract extensions getting pushed to the finish line as well. The Bruins were largely quiet, but some of their Eastern Conference rivals wheeled and dealt. The biggest move? PK Subban is back in the Eastern Conference. Here’s a look at the top stories in the NHL on Sunday, June 23rd.
PK Subban, and every penny of his remaining $27 million, is off to New Jersey. The Nashville Predators traded the star defender to the Devils on Saturday morning in exchange for two second-round picks, prospect D Jeremy Davies and D Steven Santini. Subban will join 2018 MVP Taylor Hall and first overall pick Jack Hughes. (All About The Jersey)
The Carolina Hurricanes used their cap space to buy a future first-round pick from the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Canes acquired a conditional 2020 first-round pick, F Patrick Marleau and a 2020 seventh-round pick from the Leafs in exchange for a 2020 sixth-round pick. For the Leafs, they open up $6 million in salary cap space. (Canes Country)
The Bruins had a long wait on Saturday before they made their first pick. Stuck without a second-round pick, Boston waited until the 92nd overall pick in round three to add their second prospect of the weekend. The Bruins selected Calgary native and AJHL product Quinn Olson with the pick. (Boston Hockey Now)
In case you missed it late on Friday night, the Bruins are willing to deal pending RFA forward Danton Heinen, as per BHN’s Jimmy Murphy. (Boston Hockey Now)
The Edmonton Oilers didn’t make a trade in Vancouver, but they had multiple conversations with multiple teams. Edmonton is also expected to be active in free agency. There are plenty of rumors coming out of Northern Alberta. (The Oilers Rig)