Thomas Vanek has been on seven different NHL teams since the 2013-14 season and traded thrice during that time span, so it didn’t come as much of a surprise when the Vancouver Canucks shipped the winger to the Columbus Blue Jackets Monday ahead of the 3 p.m. ET trade deadline. In return, the Canucks get back veteran winger Jussi Jokinen and 22-year-old centre Tyler Motte. Vanek is a pending unrestricted free agent and after signing a one-year deal worth $2 million as a free agent last summer has had a strong season with the Canucks. The 34-year-old is tied for second on the Canucks in scoring with 41 points (17 goals, 24 assists) in 61 games this season.