Four best Canadians traded on 2024 NHL Trade Deadline Day

Jake Allen (All Pro Reels, Wikimedia Commons)

The National Hockey League Trade Deadline day took place on Friday. Here is a list of the four best Canadians that were moved.

Tyler Toffoli

The New Jersey Devils traded centre Tyler Toffoli of Scarborough, Ontario to the Winnipeg Jets for a third round pick in 2024 and a second round pick in 2025. The Jets are the sixth team Toffoli has played for following eight seasons with the Los Angeles Kings (2012 to 2020), one season with the Vancouver Canucks (2020), two seasons with the Montreal Canadiens (2020 to 2022), two seasons with the Calgary Flames (2022 and 2023), and one season with the New Jersey Devils (2023 to 2024). While with the Kings, Toffoli led the NHL with five shorthanded goals in 2014-15, and a +35 in 2015-16. He also won a Stanley Cup with the Kings in 2014.

This season, Toffoli has 26 goals and 18 assists for 44 points and is a -15. He has 12 penalty minutes, 14 power-play points, two game-winning goals, 179 shots on goal, 25 faceoff wins, eight blocked shots, 62 hits, 23 takeaways and 29 giveaways. Toffoli’s game-winning goals came in a 3-2 Devils win over the Detroit Red Wings on December 23, and in a 6-5 Devils overtime win over the Vegas Golden Knights on January 22.

Jake Allen 

The Montreal Canadiens traded goaltender Jake Allen of Fredericton, New Brunswick to the Devils for a conditional third round pick in the 2025 NHL Draft. If the Devils make the playoffs, the draft pick becomes a second round pick. The Devils become the third team Allen has played for. He was with the St. Louis Blues from 2012 to 2020, and with the Canadiens from 2020 to 2024. With the Blues, Allen won a Stanley Cup in 2019. With the Canadiens this season, Allen has a record of six wins, 12 regulation losses and three losses in extra time. He had a save percentage of .892 and a goals against average of 3.65.

Connor Dewar

The Minnesota Wild traded centre Connor Dewar of Gilbert Plains, Manitoba to the Toronto Maple Leafs for prospect Dmitry Ovchinnikov and a fourth round pick in the 2026 NHL Entry Draft. Dewar has spent the last three seasons with the Wild. In 2023-24, he had 10 goals and four assists for 14 points in 57 games. He was a -6 with 20 penalty minutes, one shorthanded point, 57 shots on goal, 181 faceoff wins, 27 blocked shots, 94 hits, 18 takeaways, and four giveaways. Dewar’s shorthanded point was an unassisted shorthanded goal in a 5-2 Wild win over the Montreal Canadiens on October 17.

Mathew Dumba 

The Arizona Coyotes traded defenseman Mathew Dumba of Calgary, Alberta to the Tampa Bay Lightning. He was traded to the Lightning with a seventh round draft pick in the 2025 NHL Draft for a fifth round pick in the 2027 NHL Draft. The Lightning are Dumba’s third NHL team. He has previously played 10 seasons with the Wild from 2013 to 2023, and one season with the Coyotes in 2023-24. This season with the Coyotes, Dumba had four goals and six assists for 10 points in 58 games. He was a -13 with 55 penalty minutes, 61 shots on goal, 84 blocked shots, 150 hits, seven takeaways, and 33 giveaways.



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