The question of how – or if – Artem Anisimov fit on the 2019-20 Blackhawks roster has been answered.
On Tuesday afternoon the Blackhawks announced the team has traded Anisimov to Ottawa for forward Zack Smith.
Smith, 31, had nine goals and 19 assists in 70 games with the Senators last year. His contract has an AAV of $3.25M and runs through the 2020-21 season.
Smith is a left-handed shot listed at 6-2 and 208 pounds. He was credited with 136 hits, 27 blocked shots and 42 takeaways. He also won 49.1 percent of 820 faceoffs last year. Smith averaged 16:21 on the ice, 1:49 of which was short-handed.