The trades continue for the Chicago Blackhawks as the trade deadline is over and GM Kyle Davidson looks to acquire draft capital to start the rebuild off right.
Davidson has already done a better job than Stan Bowman did, am I right?
This morning, the Chicago Blackhawks traded away Marc-Andre Fleury to the Minnesota Wild for a 2nd-round pick in 2022 that can turn into a 1st-round pick in 2022.
Now it’s Ryan Carpenter’s turn to get moved to a playoff team.
First, it looked like he was going to the Nashville Predators but ended up going up to Canada.
— Frank Seravalli (@frank_seravalli) March 21, 2022
The Chicago Blackhawks have traded Carpenter to the Calgary Flames for a 2024 5th-round pick.
Carpenter signed a 3-year $3M contract with the Blackhawks back in 2019, so he was going to be a free agent after the season.
Instead of the Blackhawks losing him for nothing, GM Davidson went out and got more draft capital for this rebuild.
He was the fourth line center for this Blackhawks team and has 3 goals and 8 assists (11 points) in 59 games played this season with a +/- of -10. Carpenter ranked third in hits with 123, insane.
Carpenter is a very good 4th line depth piece for Calgary, who also traded for Tyler Toffoli, and is a very good opportunity for Carpenter to chase a Stanley Cup.
It’s trade deadline day, and the only moves the Blackhawks have made are Hagel, Carpenter, and Fleury. It’s been reported that there are still 33 trades in the queue, so we could still see guys like Calvin De Haan, and Dominik Kubalik get moved.
The Chicago Blackhawks Draft Capital Over The Next Two Years
Well they don’t have a first-round pick this year because of the Seth Jones trade. So, they have a 2nd-round pick, three 3rd-round picks, two 6th-round picks, and a 7th-round pick in 2022.
In 2023, the Blackhawks have two 1st-round picks, two 2nd-round picks, a 3rd-round pick, a 4th-round pick, a 5th-round pick, a 6th-round pick, and a 7th-round pick.
Alot to be excited about Blackhawks’ fans.