Blackhawks Summer Recap

After all of the player movement this summer, it’s hard to remember who went where and for what, so here is a consolidated recap of the Blackhawks summer transactions.

June 18: Sign center prospect Marcus Krüger to a three-year, entry-level contract.

June 23: Hawks trade Dustin Byfuglien, Ben Eager, Brent Sopel and prospect Akim Aliu to the Atlanta Thrashers for Marty Reasoner, center prospect Jeremy Morin and two 2010 draft picks (first round #24 overall, second round #54 overall; both from New Jersey via Atlanta).

June 25: Blackhawks trade Colin Fraser to the Edmonton Oilers for a sixth round selection in the 2010 Draft.

June 25-26: 2010 NHL Draft

June 26: Blackhawks acquire forward prospect Jimmy Hayes from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for a second round (43rd overall selection) in the 2010 draft.

June 30: Blackhawks deal Kris Versteeg and the rights to prospect Billy Sweatt to the Toronto Maple Leafs for Viktor Stalberg and prospects Philip Paradis and Chris DiDomenico.

July 1: Andrew Ladd dealt to Atlanta for defenseman Ivan Vishnevskiy and a future second round draft pick.

July 2: Blackhawks sign John Scott to a two-year contract.

July 13: Blackhawks match Niklas Hjalmarsson’s offer sheet (four-years, $14M) from San Jose.

July 22: Blackhawks trade Marty Reasoner, acquired from Atlanta in the Byfuglien trade, to the Florida Panthers for Jeff Taffe.

July 28: Hawks officially announce three-year contract with Bryan Bickell and one-year contract with Jack Skille.

July 29: Blackhawks sign defenseman prospect Nick Leddy to three-year, entry-level contract.

August 2: Blackhawks sign goalie Marty Turco to one-year contract; Hawks officially reject arbitration ruling and release goalie Antti Niemi.

August 3: Hawks agree to two-year contract with forward prospect Igor Makarov.

August 4: Blackhawks officially announce one-year deals for forwards Evan Brophey, Nathan Davis and Hugh Jessiman, defenseman Jassen Cullimore and goalie Hannu Toivonen.

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