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Impact players shipped at deadline

3/6/2014

Adam Hunger/USA TODAY Sports

Martin St. Louis should give the Rangers an offense a boost down the stretch.

Some big names were moved in the NHL this week – here are the key stats to know about some of the notables relocating:

St. Louis traded by Tampa Bay Lightning to New York Rangers for Ryan Callahan and draft picks

Arguably the biggest name to move was former-MVP and reigning Art Ross Trophy winner (most points) Martin St. Louis. The winger should immediately help a Rangers team that entered the day tied for 18th in the league in goals scored with 162.

St. Louis is eighth among active skaters in scoring with 973 points and is a goal shy of reaching 30 for the seventh time in his career.

Highest Save Percentage
Since 2009-10 Season

Miller traded along with Steve Ott by Buffalo Sabres to St. Louis Blues for Jaroslav Halak, Chris Stewart, William Carrier and two draft picks

Last Friday, the Blues picked up former Vezina winner Ryan Miller and center Steve Ott from the Sabres. Among goalies to play at least 150 games over the last 5 seasons, Miller’s .920 save percentage ranks fifth-best.

Gaborik traded by Columbus Blue Jackets to Los Angeles Kings for Matt Frattin and draft picks

The Kings hope Marian Gaborik can find the fountain of youth with a trip to Los Angeles. Gaborik has played in just 69 games over the last two seasons with 18 goals, but in his prime was a 40-goal/80-point threat.

Despite being one of the best teams in hockey this season, the Kings offense has left a lot to be desired – averaging just 2.4 goals per game.

Luongo traded along with Steven Anthony by Vancouver Canucks to Florida Panthers for Jacob Markstrom and Shawn Matthias

Roberto Luongo
LuongoThursday the Canucks parted ways with Roberto Luongo – this coming just over eight months after they shipped Cory Schneider to the New Jersey Devils.

Luongo is Vancouver’s all-time leader in wins and shutouts and among goalies to play at least 100 games for the franchise, Luongo also has the best save percentage and goals-against average.

A total of 16 goalies were traded within this season including six on deadline day. Two of the goalies traded Wednesday – Devan Dubnyk and Halak – were traded for the second time this season.