The Blackhawks acquired 1st and 4th-round selections in this year’s draft and center Victor Ejdsell from Nashville, in exchange for Ryan Hartman and a 5th-round pick.
Hartman has had a rough year with the Blackhawks, and struggled for most of it after scoring 19 goals and amassing 31 points last season. It has been the worst kept secret in Chicago, lately, that Hartman could be on the move.
With Hartman, the Blackhawks sent their 5th round pick in this year’s NHL Entry Draft to Nashville.
In return, the Blackhawks acquired big left-handed Swedish center Victor Ejdsell (6’5″, 214lbs), the Predators 1st round and 4th round picks in this year’s NHL Entry Draft.
Ejdsell has shown a scoring touch on top of his big physical frame. He could be the younger, faster version of Artem Amisimov, if the Blackhawks move on from the Russian center. The Blackhawks tried to sign the 22 year old Kjdsell this past summer and he decided to sign with Nashville instead.
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