NHL Central Division Trade/Free Agency Moves

By Josh Brink
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Mar 28, 2014; Ottawa, Ontario, CAN; Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith (2) and Ottawa Senators center Jason Spezza (19) chase the puck in the second period at the Canadian Tire Centre. Mandatory Credit: Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports

NHL Free Agency has finally come and is the day that teams, players, and fans have been waiting for since the end of their team’s season. As you may know, today is the big day for teams and players who are looking to test the free agent market for that missing piece or maximum contract. Now that the draft has wrapped up, teams will have to act quickly on any additional contributors. We have already had some acquisitions over the last few days and I would like to take a look at the NHL Central Division trade/free agency moves that have just happened.

Dallas Stars

The Dallas Stars made a trade with the Ottawa Senators sending forward Alex Chiasson, prospects Nicholas Paul and Alex Guptil, and a second-round draft pick in 2015 in exchange for center Jason Spezza and prospect Ludvig Karlsson. Jason Spezza has one year left on a 7-year, $49-million contract and will be a great center addition for the Stars who already have Tyler Seguin. During the regular season last year Jason Spezza had 23 goals and 43 assists in 75 games for the Senators.