In 1991, the Hartford Whalers traded Ron Francis, Grant Jennings, and Ulf Samuelsson to the Pittsburgh Penguins for John Cullen, Jeff Parker, and Zarley Zalapski. This trade helped the Penguins get their final pieces in place and win two Stanley Cup titles. Francis played over seven seasons in Pittsburgh and averaged more than a point per game.Cullen was never the leader Francis was for the Whalers, Parker only appeared in four games for the Whalers, while Zalapski struggled with inconsistencies during his time in Hartford.
Birthplace: Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
In 1988, the Calgary Flames traded Brett Hull and Steve Bozek to the St. Louis Blues for Rob Romage and Rick Wamsley. Hull became one of the greatest goal scorers of all-time after his trade to the Blues. In 10 seasons with the Blues, Hull scored 527 goals.Calgary won the Stanley Cup in 1989 after the trade, otherwise this trade could be number one on the list if just comparing the numbers.
Birthplace: Belleville, Canada
Nationality: Canada, United States of America
Position: Right wing
In 1996, the Pittsburgh Penguins traded Markus Naslund to the Vancouver Canucks for Alex Stojanov. Stojanov played 45 games for the Penguins, scoring one goal. While Naslund went on to become Vancouver's all-time leading goal scorer with 346 goals.
Birthplace: Örnsköldsvik, Sweden
#12 on The Best Swedish NHL Players
In 1992, the St. Louis Blues traded Adam Oates to the Boston Bruins for Craig Janney and Stephane Quintal. Oates spent more than five seasons in Boston and continued his trend of being one of the best passers in NHL history. Janney had some productive seasons for the Blues, but nothing compared to what Oates did for the Bruins. Quintal didn't do much for the Blues in his one plus seasons with the team.
Birthplace: Weston, Ontario, York, Canada