Tkachuk Traded To BluesArchived from 2000-01 season.
This year's trading deadline passed today with a usual flurry of deals. In the most notable trade the Phoenix Coyotes sent their captain Keith Tkachuk to the St. Louis Blues for three players and a first-round draft pick in 2001.
"It's a sad day for him in many respects," said Bob Murray, Tkachuk's agent. "He has been part of this organization for 10 years and had hoped to remain with the Coyotes for all his years, but he understands the decision had to be made. But St. Louis is a very good organization."
The Coyotes will receive winger Michal Handzus, Ladislav Nagy and Jeff Taffe, a Blues' draft pick from last year.
The Toronto Maple Leafs acquired former first-round pick, defenseman Aki Berg from the Los Angeles Kings for center Adam Mair and a 2001 second-round pick.
The Atlanta Thrashers traded their leading scorer Donald Audette to the Buffalo Sabres for prospect Kamil Piros and a fourth-round pick in this year's entry draft. Atlanta was concerned they wouldn't be able to re-sign Audette.
The Dallas Stars acquired defenseman Grant Ledyard from the Tampa Bay Lightning for a seventh-round selection in this year's draft.
The Chicago Blackhawks traded forward Dean McAmmond to the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday for a third-round pick in this year's draft.
The Pittsburgh Penguins acquired defenseman Frantisek Kucera from the Columbus Blue Jackets for a 2001 sixth-round draft pick.
The Ottawa Senators, looking to bolster their defense, acquired defenseman Craig Millar from the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday for forward John Emmons.
The Edmonton Oilers acquired defenseman Sven Butenschon from the Pittsburgh Penguins for forward Dan LaCouture.
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