The Dallas Stars have traded forward Andrej Sakka to the Denver Nuggets in exchange for forward Deandre Hopkins and a third-round pick in the 2017 NHL Draft.
The move clears cap space and brings in the 24-year-old winger as part of a package that also includes a conditional 2019 first-round draft pick.
Dallas also received a second-round selection in the 2019 draft.
The Dallas Stars are still trying to clear cap space, which is where they need to make moves for future picks.
The Stars have spent the past few years losing draft picks and prospects to trades.
The team has been on a losing streak since trading Brenden Dillon to the New York Islanders in March 2019.
The Stars have already been linked to forwards Brandon Saad and Patrick Eaves, who are both eligible to return from injury.
However, there are still a number of teams with available assets who would like to add to the Stars’ core.
This trade adds another piece to the puzzle.
The signing of Seguini is good news for the Stars as it allows them to add depth up front, but the trade of Hopkins will help to add scoring depth down the middle.
The acquisition of a top-six forward is crucial for Dallas in the final two weeks of the regular season.
Dallas has struggled offensively in the past two seasons and has scored just 28 goals in 31 games.
While the Stars are coming off a strong start to the 2017-18 season, they are currently ranked 28th in the NHL.
The loss of Seuguini to the Nuggets could make it easier for the team to get back on track.
Hopkins, a former fifth-round NHL pick by the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2019, was acquired in a trade with the Columbus Blue Jackets on April 28.
The 20-year old was signed by the Stars after spending the past season with the Ottawa Senators.
Hopkinson was a member of the Senators organization for four seasons and won the Calder Cup with the team in 2018.
The 6-foot-2, 205-pound winger has three goals and 12 points in 31 career NHL games.
He was acquired by the Dallas Stars on July 5, 2018 from the Ottawa Sens in exchange to the Toronto Maple Leafs.
The trade for Seguinai is the latest in a string of moves by the Colorado Avalanche to add offense to their roster.
The Avalanche signed forward Justin Faulk to a two-year contract on Tuesday.
Faulk had 12 goals and 15 points in 40 games for the Avalanche this season.
He played with Colorado’s AHL affiliate in Lake Erie and recorded seven points in 11 games for Colorado.
The 27-year olds production in Colorado’s system helped the team win a Stanley Cup in 2016.
Fluky play aside, the Avalanche added another offensive threat in defenseman Adam Clendening.
The 24-old has six points in 20 career NHL playoff games.
The Avalanche acquired forward Chris Bigras in a blockbuster trade with Chicago on March 28.
The 33-year young forward has two goals and six points, plus a plus-seven rating in 12 career NHL postseason games.
The Colorado native has three points in four career NHL Stanley Cup playoff games with the Chicago Blackhawks.
The Colorado Avalanche signed defenseman J.T. Compher to a one-year, one-way contract on Wednesday.
Comphers six goals in 21 career NHL regular season games with Chicago was the second-highest total of his career behind his two goals in three playoff games for Chicago in 2017.
Compher’s NHL experience includes playing for the Columbus Tigers of the AHL in the 2016 Calder Cup Playoffs.