Blackhawks Acquire Peter Holland

Before Monday night’s game the Blackhawks made a minor trade.

Chicago acquired veteran forward Peter Holland from the New York Rangers in exchange for defenseman Darren Raddysh.

Holland, 28, will report directly to Rockford. He was originally the 15th overall pick in the 2009 NHL Draft by Anaheim and has 49 points in 52 games with Hartford (AHL) this season. His contract has an AAV of $675,000.

Raddysh, who turns 23 on Feb. 28, has 26 points in 54 games with Rockford this season.

11 thoughts on “Blackhawks Acquire Peter Holland

  1. Why? We don’t need aged minor league forwards. While Raddyish may not have been our top prospect, he is young enough to maybe become a regular.

  2. Al needs to keep up with organizational depth. Raddysh had no NHL future in Chicago. Holland might.

  3. Not that this is necessarily a TDL move, but Stan usually starts dealing early so it’s reasonable to expect some moves over the next few days.

  4. I was perplexed also initially with the trade.
    Holland is a very good ahl player. Good offense will help Rockford’s forwards quite a bit.
    Also clears a contact spot for next year. Boqvist and Beaudin both signed an ahl eligible. The expected additions of Mitchell and Krys. This clears another spot.

  5. So if Stan trades Anisimov for draft picks and Luke Johnson gets recalled, Rockford now has Holland up the middle. Makes total sense. Depth up the middle.
    Even if Anisimov does not get dealt, Holland gives the Hawks an experienced Center.

  6. well….I have a favorite memory of Darren Raddysh. I was at a Wolves game with my Brother-in-law. Raddysh was just skating away from the bench and I agressively screamed “Raddysh!” His head and body whipped around stat. I was right behind his bench so he must have thought it was from his bench; I followed it up with a “You Suck!” He immediately turned back around and headed toward the faceoff dot. Ahhhhhhh, good times.

  7. Just realized Holland has an expiring contract. Huge factor. Stretch run for Rockford, much like DiDomenico last year then goodbye.

  8. Hawks lately have been collecting discarded 1st round picks. Three are on the team. If this helps Rockford, then it is worth it.

  9. Raddysh is 14 or 15 on the depth chart ? Really ? These knuckleheads better hope and pray that these kids in juniors and college play to their potential. If not, which is entirely possible, the Hawks will have zero D prospects, just like they have little to no Offensive prospects, just a whole bunch of bottom six forwards with little to no chance of playing in the NHL.

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