Wild West: Early Trade Effects by Team

Grant Campbell

2022-04-04

It has been two weeks since the trade deadline in the NHL and that is enough time to see how and where new players have been allocated on their new teams and how new teams have filled the gaps with players sent out.

Any stats that are presented below are from Dobber's Frozen Tools and are the games that the traded player has been on his new team.

Anaheim Ducks (1 W, 4 L, 1 OTL 15 GF 20 GA) record since the deadline

The Ducks traded Josh Manson to Colorado and Hampus Lindholm (5-0-3-3, plus four, 11 SOG) to Boston vacating two large spots on defence. They also sent Rickard Rakell (7-3-2-5, minus one, 16 SOG) to Pittsburgh and Nicolas Deslauriers to Minnesota.

New roster players brought in were Urho Vaakanainen (4-0-1-1, five SOG, five hits, three blocks), Dominik Simon (6-0-1-1, six SOG, six hits) and Zach Aston-Reese (6-1-1-2, plus one, 12 SOG, 18 hits).

Vaakanainen will be the most intriguing addition for the Ducks as he is 23-years-old and was a former 18th overall pick in 2017. In the four games for Anaheim, he's averaged just under 20 minutes per game and looks to be getting an audition in the top four with Kevin Shattenkirk (6-1-1-2, minus one, 17 SOG), Cam Fowler (6-1-1-2, minus two, five SOG) and Jamie Drysdale (6-1-1-2, minus two, 14 SOG).

Anaheim has given increased ice time in the forwards to Derek Grant (6-1-2-3, minus one, 12 SOG) and Gerald Mayhew (7-2-0-2, minus two, 12 SOG) who have seen their ice time go from about 12-13 minutes/game to about 14-16 since the deadline. Mayhew was added on waivers from Philadelphia at the deadline.

Arizona Coyotes (2-4-1, 14-25)

The Coyotes traded Johan Larsson (1-0-0-0) to Washington, Riley Nash (0-0-0-0) to Tampa Bay and Scott Wedgewood to Dallas.

The Coyotes have been able to give Jan Jenik (4-2-0-2, minus one, 10 SOG) a look along with Cam Dineen (7-0-2-2, minus two, 16 SOG) on defence. Dineen played 20:50 in Arizona's win against Chicago on Sunday night while paired with Anton Stralman (7-0-3-3, minus seven). It is not ideal when  35-year old Stralman is playing 22 minutes per night.

Calgary Flames (2-3-1, 23-21)

The Flames brought in Calle Jarnkrok (7-0-2-2, plus one, 11 SOG) from Seattle and Ryan Carpenter (2-0-0-0) from Chicago.

With the season-ending injury to Sean Monahan, Jarnkrok was a crucial addition to the team and makes you think the Flames were aware of the pos