Before we get into all the trades, there is a question that must be asked. Do you remember the trade that sent Kevin Shattenkirk to the St. Louis Blues? If you do not remember, let’s get into it.
February 19, 2011
St. Louis Blues General Manager, Doug Armstrong and Colorado Avalanche GM, Greg Sherman (2009-2014) inked a deal that involved four players and two draft picks. The deal sent former 1st overall pick Erik Johnson to the Avalanche along with Jay McClement and St. Louis’s 2011 1st round draft pick. By sending three assets to Colorado, St. Louis acquired rookie defensemen Kevin Shattenkirk, Chris Stewart and Colorado’s 2nd round pick in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.
Erik Johnson put up 10 points (3 goals, 7 assists) in 22 games with the Avalanche to end the 2010-11 season. Jay McClement ended the year with 20 points (16 with St. Louis, 4 with Colorado).
Now to the St. Louis side of the deal. In 26 games with the Blues, Shattenkirk scored 2 goals and finished with 19 points. Chris Stewart compiled 15 goals and 8 assists in 26 games.
Fast forward to the 2011 Draft. The pick the Blues sent to Colorado ended up being the 11th overall pick. With this pick the Avalanche selected Duncan Siemens. Don’t forget that Colorado also sent a pick to St. Louis, their second round pick. This pick was the second selection of the second round and was 32nd overall. The Blues used this pick to draft Ty Rattie.
For the Avalanche, Siemens has yet to score a point in his four game NHL career. While on the other side of things, Ty Rattie has just 8 points (4 goals, 4 assists) in his 30 career games with the Blues.
The deal ended here but the impact it has had on St. Louis is just beginning.
February 28, 2014
On this day the Kevin Shattenkirk deal extends to a third team.
For St. Louis Ryan Miller went 10-8-1 in 19 games with a .903 SV% and a 2.47 GAA. Steve Ott scored 3 goals and 17 points in 122 career games as a Blue.
Flip the page and you will see that Chris Stewart notched 25 points (11 G, 14 A) in 66 games played over his two years in Buffalo. Stewart was traded to Minnesota for a 2017 2nd round pick on March 5, 2015. The Sabres used the pick from the Wild to draft goaltender Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen.
On the other hand Halak never played a game as a Sabre and in six days he was traded.
March 6, 2014
On Trade Deadline day 2014 the Capitals have contacted the Sabres about a potential deal. The deal would end up going through sending short-lived Sabre, Jaroslav Halak and a 3rd round pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft to Washington for goaltender Michal Neuvirth and Rostislav Klesla.
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Halak ended the year with the Capitals and went 5-4-3 in 12 games. Neuvirth finished the 2013-14 season going 4-8-2 but was 0-2-0 with Buffalo.
The pick Buffalo sent to Washington, was traded by the Capitals to the Rangers in a pick for pick deal and resulted in New York picking Robin Kovacs.
Jaroslav Halak was traded to the Islanders in the summer for a 2014 4th round pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.
February 11, 2015
After the Evander Kane events that lead up to trade rumors, Winnipeg chose to trade the winger…to Buffalo. This trade brings in the fifth team into the effect of the Shattenkirk deal.
On Wednesday, February 11 news spread of a completed trade between the Jets and Sabres. The deal ships Tyler Myers, Drew Stafford, Joel Armia, the rights to Brendan Lemieux and St. Louis’s 2015 1st round pick (acquired in the Miller-Halak deal) to Winnipeg. Buffalo came out of this deal with Evander Kane, Zach Bogosian, and collegiate goaltender Jason Kasdorf.
Stafford was later dealt to the Bruins at the 2017 Trade Deadline for a conditional pick in the 2018 NHL Draft.
March 2, 2015
Throughout this year it was evident that the Sabres were in a ‘tank now’ mode and decided it would be in their best interest to get Michal Neuvirth out of town. As a result of Neuvirth doing better than the Sabres coaching staff wanted, he was traded to the New York Islanders for goaltender Chad Johnson and a conditional 3rd round pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.
The conditional pick was sent to Pittsburgh when Dan Bylsma signed as the Coach of the Sabres. The Penguins then traded this pick to Vancouver as part of the Nick Bonino deal.
Vancouver selected William Lockwood with this pick.
June 23, 2016
Draft day 2016. Buffalo sent Mark Pysyk, a 2nd round pick of theirs in this draft and a 3rd round pick in this draft (this pick was sent to Buffalo in the Miller-Halak deal) to Florida. The Sabres took on the contract of Dmitry Kulikov as well as receiving Vancouver’s 2016 2nd from Florida.
February 27, 2017
I’m sure everyone knows the significance of this date. On this day, Washington and St. Louis struck a deal that sent Kevin Shattenkirk to Washington and turned Zach Sanford into a Blue. St. Louis also received a 1st round pick from the Capitals in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft.
Shattenkirk scored 56 points in 80 games ((STL: 61 GP, 11 G, 31 A)(WSH: 19 GP, 2 G, 12 A))
Zach Sanford put up 2 goals and 3 assists with the Blues in his 13 games in St. Louis.
Before dragging in another team, the 2017 NHL Entry Draft began.
June 23, 2017
At the 2017 draft, St. Louis had two picks in the 1st round. Their first pick (Robert Thomas) was a pick belonging to them. Before the Blues could make their pick given from Washington, St. Louis made a trade with Philadelphia.
The Flyers used the pick to draft Morgan Frost at 27th overall.
Schenn accumulated 246 points (109 G, 137 A) in his 424 game, 6 year stint with the Philadelphia Flyers.
By the end of this trade, the history of the Shattenkirk-Johnson deal has included Colorado, St. Louis, Buffalo, Minnesota, Washington, New York Rangers, Winnipeg, New York Islanders, Florida, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Vancouver, and Boston.
There were over 12 trades, and 9 players drafted as a result of the original Shattenkirk deal.
Let this be a learning experience for anybody that wants their favorite team to trade a player. Just one trade can have a lasting effect on any team in the league for any number of years.