An illustrated history of the Rick Martin and Don Edwards trade trees

Last season I put together a pair of trade trees after Thomas Vanek and Ryan Miller were moved. The Vanek tree has already sprung a few branches and could grow larger if Torrey Mitchell is moved this season. Ryan Miller is actually tied into a much larger trade tree which I only thought traced back to Alexander Mogilny. As it turns out, it is part of a trade tree that goes all the way back to Don Edwards.

A member at the fan forum (Goatlord) took the time to trace out the Edwards and Rick Martin trade trees and his work went a long way towards helping me structure the image below. By using the framework that Goatlord set up with each tree, I put them together where they officially intersect (the Ryan Miller trade to St. Louis) for fans to see how deep some of Buffalo’s trade roots go. What is amazing is that this tree shows no signs of ending thanks to the picks and prospects acquired for Miller and Andrej Sekera. Once again, the framework of this is based off the work of Goatlord at along with research done on NHL Trade

Ed Note: This is the updated version of the tree which reflects the Evander Kane and Ryan O’Reilly trades.

Martin-Edwards updated


6 thoughts on “An illustrated history of the Rick Martin and Don Edwards trade trees

  1. vart andelay February 19, 2015 / 1:54 pm

    That’s an impressive effort.


  2. Alex Matthews February 19, 2015 / 2:59 pm

    Need to do some updating, Chris Stewart and Michael Neuvirth got traded to Buffalo. The tree lives!


    • Chris Ostrander February 19, 2015 / 3:41 pm

      It’s from the Buffalo perspective. So any point that doesn’t continue represents a player who is either still with team or left as a free agent, retired with the Sabres or otherwise didn’t move on from the organization via trade.


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