Jan 12, 2014; Dallas, TX, USA; New York Islanders left wing Thomas Vanek (26) skates in warm-ups prior to the game against the Dallas Stars at the American Airlines Center. The Islanders defeated the Stars 4-2. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

NHL Trade Deadline: Thomas Vanek Traded To Montreal

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Jan 12, 2014; Dallas, TX, USA; New York Islanders left wing Thomas Vanek (26) skates in warm-ups prior to the game against the Dallas Stars at the American Airlines Center. The Islanders defeated the Stars 4-2. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Jan 12, 2014; Dallas, TX, USA; New York Islanders left wing Thomas Vanek (26) skates in warm-ups prior to the game against the Dallas Stars at the American Airlines Center. The Islanders defeated the Stars 4-2. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The Montreal Canadians have acquired All-Star winger Thomas Vanek from the New York Islanders in exchange for a 2014 2nd round pick and a prospect. The deal was first reported by Doug MacLean.

The Islanders acquired Vanek back in October for Matt Moulson, a 1st and a 3rd round pick with hopes that playing with John Tavares would be enough to convince Vanek to re-sign with the team. Unfortunately for GM Garth Snow, Vanek rejected a contract extension off before the NHL Olympic break, and was then forced to try and deal the Austrian scorer.

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