On Friday, the Blackhawks traded forward Kyle Beach to the New York Rangers for forward Brandon Mashinter.
Beach, who will turn 24 in early January, was the 11th overall selection in the 2008 Draft. He never played in an NHL game with the Hawks.
In 169 career games in Rockford, Beach accumulated 41 goals, 35 assists and 422 penalty minutes. Earlier this season, the Blackhawks tried to loan him to team in Sweden, but that didn’t work out either.
We discussed Beach’s future with the organization after the 2011-12 season.
Mashinter, 25, made his NHL debut with San Jose during the 2010-11 season. In 27 career NHL games, he has zero points and 27 penalty minutes. He made the jump from the OHL to the AHL in 2009-10, and his first professional season was his best. With Worcester that year he scored 22 goals in 79 games… with 117 penalty minutes.
With the Rangers over the last two years, Mashinter has played 10 NHL games. He has appeared in six games with the Rangers this year, posting 10 penalty minutes.
Mashinter was a teammate of another Hawks prospect that never turned out – Shawn Lalonde – with the Belleville Bulls of the OHL during the 2008-09 season.