On Wednesday, the Blackhawks made their first trade of what figures to be a busy summer.
Chicago dealt forwards Teuvo Teravainen and Bryan Bickell to the Carolina Hurricances in exchange for a second round pick (50th overall) in the 2016 NHL Draft and a third round pick in the 2017 NHL Draft.
Teravainen, 21, has posted 17 goals and 27 assists in 115 games with the Blackhawks. He was the Blackhawks first round pick (18th overall) in the 2012 NHL Draft.
We’ve talked about Bickell. Unfortunately, Teravainen is now the cost associated with ridding the Blackhawks of his $4M cap hit for the 2016-17 season without the penalty of a buyout carrying into next year.
— Bryan Bickell (@bbicks29) June 16, 2016