The Blackhawks have reportedly traded forward Tommy Wingels to the Boston Bruins for a 5th round draft pick in 2019, towards the end of today’s trade deadline. The draft pick becomes a 4th round pick of the Bruins win a playoff series or if they re-sign Wingels in the offseason.
There has been much speculation that the Blackhawks will try and re-sign Wingels to a low dollar, low risk contract on July 1st. As a noted Chicago area native, this would make sense.
Of course, the Blackhawks could not officially announce such a plan because it would be a punishable case of player tampering
This means that the Blackhawks acquired a free draft pick, which is always a good plan. More to come!