Pittsburgh Penguins: Brenden Morrow and a 2013 third-round pick
Dallas Stars: Joe Morrow and a 2013 fifth-round pick
The Penguins had to give up a former first-round pick in Joe Morrow to acquire a gritty, veteran forward with playoff experience in Brenden Morrow. He will fill a top-six winger role while Sidney Crosby is injured and out of the lineup.
As for Dallas, it got a very talented prospect who projects to be a top-four defenseman at the NHL level. Morrow scored four goals with 11 assists in 57 games for the AHL's Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in 2013.
Pittsburgh Penguins: Douglas Murray
San Jose Sharks: 2013 second round-pick, 2014 second-round pick (conditional)
The Penguins are hoping that Murray is the stay-at-home defenseman they need for the playoffs. Now that Paul Martin will be out of the lineup for over a month following wrist surgery, the Penguins were fortunate to acquire a player like Murray. He is strong defensively, blocks shots and is capable of improving the team's penalty kill.
The Sharks got a great return for an upcoming UFA. These two picks give San Jose a chance to add some quality prospects to its organization in the next two years.
Pittsburgh Penguins: Jarome Iginla
Calgary Flames: Ben Hanowski, Kenneth Agostino, 2013 first-round pick
This was the biggest trade of the deadline and a deal that caused plenty of controversy as well. Pittsburgh acquired a player who scores goals, plays a physical game, brings great leadership to the lineup and will do everything he can to win the first Stanley Cup of his career. The best part of this deal for Pittsburgh was that it didn't part with much value.
Both prospects the Penguins sent to Calgary are NCAA forwards with size and offensive skill, but it's unlikely that they will ever serve in a top-six role for the Flames. The best asset that the Flames acquired was the first-round pick.
St. Louis Blues: Jordan Leopold
Buffalo Sabres: 2013 second-round pick, 2013 fifth-round pick (conditional)
The Blues upgraded their defensive depth by acquiring Leopold. He will provide the St. Louis blue line with power-play skill, good defensive play in his own end, much-needed depth and 59 games of playoff experience (including a Stanley Cup Final appearance). Leopold is eligible to become a UFA in the summer and scored eight points for the Sabres in 24 games this season.
Buffalo got a decent return for Leopold, and the second-round pick that was acquired could be a quality selection if the Blues miss the playoffs. However, if Sabres general manager Darcy Regier waited until the deadline to move Leopold, he might have gotten more value for his veteran blueliner.
Chicago Blackhawks: Michal Handzus
San Jose Sharks: 2013 fourth-round pick
The Blackhawks didn't have to give up much to acquire some needed depth and size down the middle. Handzus will kill penalties, add grit to the lineup, take important faceoffs and add playoff experience to the roster. He's a UFA in the summer.
The Sharks have acquired a lot of picks in the 2013 NHL draft over the last week, which will give them a lot of assets to trade in the summer or just add more talent/depth to their prospect pool.
Los Angeles Kings: Robyn Regehr
Buffalo Sabres: 2014 second-round pick, 2015 second-round pick
The Kings acquired the best defensive defenseman rumored to be available by acquiring Regehr from the Sabres. He will bring additional toughness, penalty-killing ability, experience and depth to the Los Angeles blue line. General manager Dean Lombardi also didn't have to give up any picks from this year's draft, which was a win for the Kings.
The Sabres have now traded two talented defensemen without getting a first-round pick in return. Since Regehr is so strong defensively and has plenty of playoff experience, Sabres general manager Darcy Regier should have gotten more for this player.
St. Louis Blues: Jay Bouwmeester
Calgary Flames: Mark Cundari, Reto Berra, 2013 first-round pick
The Flames continued to sell by sending top-four defenseman Jay Bouwmeester to St. Louis for two prospects and a first-round pick (Calgary now has three in 2013). Cundari is an undersized defenseman with offensive skill, while Berra is a talented goalie playing in Switzerland. Both prospects project to be NHL players.
As for the Blues, they are getting a fantastic offensive talent in Bouwmeester. He will help the team's transition game, play a prominent role on the power play and provide scoring from the blue line. He is also one of the most dependable defensemen in the league because he hasn't missed a game since the 2005-06 season.
Vancouver Canucks: Derek Roy
Dallas Stars: Kevin Connauton, 2013 second-round pick
The Canucks got their second-line center by making a move for Derek Roy. He cost them a top defensive prospect and a second-round pick in this year's draft. It was a steep price for a rental, but the team's biggest need was addressed.
The injury problems that have impacted star center Ryan Kesler and top-six winger David Booth this season created a strong need for more scoring depth on the Canucks roster, which Roy will provide.
Connauton is a talented offensive defenseman who projects to be a top-four blueliner at the NHL level. He has a great chance to make the Stars roster for the 2013-14 season. Credit Dallas for getting a great return for an upcoming UFA who probably wasn't going to re-sign in the summer.
Boston Bruins: Jaromir Jagr
Dallas Stars: Lane MacDermid, Cody Payne, 2013 second-round pick (conditional)
The Bruins needed to boost their offensive skill and forward depth at the trade deadline, and general manager Peter Chiarelli accomplished this by acquiring Jaromir Jagr from Dallas.
The 41-year-old veteran tallied 26 points (14 goals, 12 assists) for the Stars this season and gives the Bruins another option for the power play because of his goal-scoring skills and playmaking ability. He also brings a wealth of Stanley Cup experience and leadership to the team.
Stars general manager Joe Nieuwendyk didn't get any of the Bruins' top prospects in this trade. Still, MacDermid has the potential to be a third-line power forward and is capable of contributing at the NHL level right now. The trade could become a lot better for Dallas if Boston makes the 2013 Eastern Conference final, which would make the second-round pick a first-round selection.
New York Rangers: Ryane Clowe
San Jose Sharks: Two second-round picks (one is conditional), third-round pick
This trade is a real gamble for the Rangers, who are hoping that Clowe will be more productive offensively than he was in San Jose this season (zero goals in 28 games).
Scoring won't be Clowe's only job in New York. He will also be asked to provide depth, grit and help kill penalties. But for a team that has scored the fewest goals in the league, giving up three draft picks for a struggling player who has been affected by a shoulder injury is a risky move.
With that said, the Sharks got a tremendous return for Clowe, who might have left in the summer as a free agent. San Jose is not a weaker team with Clowe out of the lineup because he wasn't producing offensively.
New York Rangers: Derek Dorsett, Derick Brassard, John Moore, 2013 sixth-round pick
Columbus Blue Jackets: Marian Gaborik
This was one of the major deals of trade deadline day. New York acquired some much-needed depth in this trade and three players who will provide the defensive skill and toughness that Gaborik did not bring to the Rangers lineup.
Gaborik struggled with the Rangers this season and has scored just two goals since Feb. 14, but he's still capable of scoring 35-plus goals in a normal 82-game season. He will benefit from a more offensive role in Columbus.
This is a great day for Blue Jackets fans because the team is committed to winning and has made bold but smart moves in an attempt to earn its second playoff berth in franchise history.
Tampa Bay Lightning: Ben Bishop
Ottawa Senators: Cory Conacher, 2013 fourth-round pick
The Lightning made a bold move to trade talented rookie winger Cory Conacher for young goalie Ben Bishop, but it was worth the risk for Tampa Bay. Bishop is fundamentally strong and has played well for the Senators since joining Ottawa at last year's deadline. The Lightning now have tremendous goaltending depth, which had been a huge weakness for them this season.
Ottawa was able to acquire another young goal scorer that will give the team more scoring depth for the final weeks of the season and the playoffs. Conacher will thrive with the Senators and is a great fit in head coach Paul MacLean's system because of his quickness and playmaking ability.
Minnesota Wild: Jason Pominville
Buffalo Sabres: Johan Larsson, Matt Hackett, 2013 first-round pick, 2014 fourth-round pick
The Sabres decided to make a major trade by sending captain and first-line winger Jason Pominville to the Minnesota Wild. In return, Buffalo acquired a very good young goaltender in Matt Hackett. He could take over for Ryan Miller as the team's No. 1 netminder as early as next season.
Larsson is another highly rated prospect with a skill set that includes goal scoring and speed. Regier also did well to acquire two good draft picks, including a first-round selection in a deep 2013 draft.
Minnesota has won eight of its last 10 games, and it is playing its best hockey of the season. Pominville gives the Wild another reliable point producer, more leadership, playoff experience and speed. In a full 82-game season, Pominville is capable of scoring 65 or more points as a top-six forward. This trade makes the Wild a legitimate contender in the West.