October 25, 1991: Acquired Steve Thomas and Adam Creighton from Chicago for Brad Lauer and Brent Sutter; Acquired Benoit Hogue, Uwe Krupp, Dave McLlwain and Pierre Turgeon from Buffalo for Randy Hillier, Pat LaFontaine, Randy Wood, 1992 4th round pick (#80-Dean Melanson)
Turgeon, Thomas, Krupp and Hogue would all play major roles in the Isles post-season runs two seasons later.
Other Islander-Sabre trades:
March 10, 1974: Acquired Doug Rombough from Buffalo for Brian Spencer
March 3, 1975: Acquired right to Gary Lariviere from Buffalo for Gerry Desjardins
June 17, 1989: Acquired Joe Reekie from Buffalo for a 6th round draft pick (Bill Pye)
January 21, 1991: Acquired John Tucker from Buffalo for future considerations
September 30, 1993: Acquired Tom Draper from Buffalo for future considerations (Steve Plouffe, 7th round pick in 1994)
March 24, 1998: Acquired Jason Dawe from Buffalo for Paul Kruse and Jason Holland
June 24, 2001: Acquired Michael Peca from Buffalo for Tim Connolly and Taylor Pyatt
June 29, 2012: Acquired a 4th round draft pick (Loic Leduc) from Buffalo in exchange for the rights to Christian Ehrhoff
October 27, 2013: Acquired Thomas Vanek from Buffalo for Matt Moulson, the Isles first pick in 2014 and the Isles second pick in 2015.
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