UPDATE (2:40 p.m.): The Dallas Stars and Edmonton Oilers have traded the rights to two players to Las Vegas, the team announced Thursday.
Las Vegas general manager Mike Ondrej Pavelec tweeted the news.
The deal also includes an eighth-round pick and a seventh-round draft pick, the Stars announced.
It’s the second straight trade that the Oilers and Stars have struck this offseason, and it’s the latest in a series of trades involving the two franchises.
Ondrj Pavese said Thursday that the trade was finalized on Thursday afternoon.
The Oilers and Oilers were expected to announce the trade during the NHL draft in Phoenix on Saturday.
“We’ve had conversations with our ownership group about our future, and we’re excited to add to our roster in Las Vegas,” Ondraj Padelec said in a statement.
“With the arrival of our second team in the NHL, we are thrilled to add our two best players in Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel to our young core.
We look forward to bringing Connor and Jack to our city.”
McDavid, the No. 1 pick in this year’s NHL draft, has played for the Oilers since 2011 and was named the team’s captain last season.
He led the NHL with 11 goals last season and was tied for second in the league with 34 points.
He had 20 goals and 55 points in 2016-17.
Eichels 16 goals and 59 points last season tied him for fifth in the League.
McDavid led the Oilers in goals, points and power-play goals.
McDaniels, who has won five Stanley Cups with the Oilers, has seven goals and 29 points in his career.
Oilers forward Connor McAdam is expected to be a restricted free agent next summer.
The trade is the latest to take place in a trade that has featured a number of notable players in recent years, including defenseman Sami Vatanen (March 10, 2018) and forward Alexei Emelin (March 16, 2019).
The Oilers acquired McDavid in a three-team trade with the Los Angeles Kings in 2018.
Edmonton has also received two second-round picks from Vegas in the McDavid-Eichel trade and a fourth-round selection in 2019 from the Oilers.
The Kings received a second-rounder in 2018 and a third-rounder from Edmonton in 2018, along with a fourth round pick in 2019.
The Dallas Mavericks, whose current general manager, Mark Cuban, is a Dallas native, have been involved in numerous trade discussions with the Dallas Stars, who have a combined $63.7 million payroll.
They’re expected to make another trade in the next few weeks, though.
The Stars have already added center Travis Morin and forward Antoine Roussel to a trade with Vancouver that included a fifth-round, two-way pick in 2018 that the Canucks received from the Stars.
The Canucks have also been linked to the Dallas franchise since acquiring McDavid from Edmonton, though that deal never materialized.