Thursday, 18 January, 2018

National Hockey League trades: Blackhawks move Artemi Panarin, Niklas Hjalmarsson in separate deals

Hilda Schwartz | 24 June, 2017, 01:20

The question is whether Saad, who had 24 goals and 53 points for the Blue Jackets last season, can take another step forward with his offence.

Steve Cochran talks with Brandon Saad at the 2013 Blackhawks Convention.

The 'Hawks also appear determined to get younger on the blue line, shipping off the 30-year-old Hjalrmarsson in return for a 24-year-old defenseman in Murphy and a 22-year-old forward in Dauphin.

Hossa, who announced that he would miss this season because of an severe ongoing allergy, was one of the premier two-way wingers in the National Hockey League.

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"His rookie year will always rank among the best in franchise history and his exciting style of play provided many memorable moments for our fans during his two seasons as a member of the team", said Bowman of Panarin, a native of Korkino, Russia. "We wish them both success in Columbus".

He had 24 goals and 29 assists in 82 games for Columbus last season. "And his intensity and all-around game is second to none". The 25-year-old Russian had at least 30 goals and 40 assists in each of his first two seasons in the league. "Niklas' contributions to the three Stanley Cup championship teams are well known but his dependability as a teammate, selfless attitude and the way he represented the Chicago Blackhawks on and off the ice are what made him such a beloved member of the organization", said Chicago Blackhawks Senior Vice President and General Manager Stan Bowman. They reportedly also acquired centre Derek Stepan and goalie Antti Raanta from the New York Rangers in exchange for young defencemen Anthony DeAngelo and the seventh overall pick in this draft. On Wednesday, the NHL named the left winger to the NHL Second All-Star Team, his first such honor. The latter deal will see Brandon Saad return to the Blackhawks after two seasons with Columbus. He's remained a highly effective presence who put up 50 even-strength points a year ago with superb puck possession numbers.

Arizona Coyotes general manager John Chayka made a splash before Friday's National Hockey League draft, trading for centre Derek Stepan and goaltender Antti Raanta from the New York Rangers in exchange for defenceman Anthony DeAngelo, a 2014 first-round pick, and New York's first-rounder on Friday. The Draft begins at 6 p.m. tonight and 9 a.m. tomorrow.

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