The Devils acquired Ducks D Sami Vatanen and a conditional third round pick in 2019 or 2020 for centers Adam Henrique, Joseph Blandisi a third-round pick in the 2018 NHL Draft.
The conditional pick in the deal is based on if the Ducks sign Henrique to a Standard Player Contract. If he signs a contract for the 2019-20 season before the 2019 Draft, the Devils would receive the Ducks' 2019 third-round pick. If he doesn't sign before the draft, New Jersey receives Anaheim's pick in the 2020 draft. If Henrique doesn't re-sign at all, the Devils don't receive a pick.
Vatanen, 26, adds a veteran presence and two-way defender GM Ray Shero is happy will be featured on his team's defense.
"In acquiring Sami, we bring on a right shot, top-four defenseman who can play in all situations. This move also gives us contract certainty on the back end for the next two-plus years," Shero said in an official statement. "When acquiring a defenseman like Vatanen, you have to give back quality assets or players in return. That is the case in this situation with Adam and Joe."
Shero added the fact that letting go of players like Henrique and Blandisi was hard, but necessary.
"Adam has been a key member of our organization for nearly ten years since he was drafted," Shero said. "His contributions both on and off the ice will always be appreciated by our organization and fans. For Joe, this is a great opportunity with a quality organization like Anaheim and I am happy for him...This also says a great deal about our other forwards in Binghamton and those who have taken the next step in New Jersey. I am excited they continue to push and provide us quality depth and competition from within."
Henrique notched four goals and 10 assists with the Devils, while Blandisi has three goals and 11 assists in Binghamton this season.
Vatanen has four points (one goal, three assists) in 15 games with the Ducks this season. He will travel to Colorado to meet the Devils, who play the Avalanche on Friday. He will wear his No. 45.