On Friday afternoon the Chicago Blackhawks acquired forward Vinnie Hinostroa from the Florida Panthers in exchange for forward Brad Morrison.
Hinostroza has appeared in nine games with the Panthers this season. He played the two previous seasons for the Arizona Coyotes, recording career highs in games played (72), goals (16), assists (23) and points (39) during the 2018-19 season. The Hawks traded Hinostroza to the Coyotes in the deal that sent Marian Hossa’s contract to the desert.
His contract, a one-year deal signed before the 2021 season, has a $1 million cap hit.
Originally a sixth round pick (#169 overall) by the Blackhawks in the 2012 NHL Draft, Hinostroza appeared in 106 regular season games for the Blackhawks between 2015-18, scoring 13 goals with 26 assists. He also appeared in one postseason game as a member of the Blackhawks during the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs.