OFFICIAL: #Blackhawks acquire 1st and 4th-round selections in the 2018 #NHLDraft and forward Victor Ejdsell from Nashville, in exchange for forward Ryan Hartman and a 5th-round pick. pic.twitter.com/n8DdLCBBzM
— Chicago Blackhawks (@NHLBlackhawks) February 26, 2018
Victor Ejdsell is a 22-year-old forward who is listed at 6-4 and 214 pounds. He is currently playing for HV71 Jonkoping in Sweden, where he has 17 goals and 13 assists in 44 games. He signed a free agent contract with Nashville in May of last year. He has a cap hit of $833,750 through the 2018-19 season.
Hartman, 23, was the Blackhawks’ first round pick (#30 overall) in the 2013 NHL Draft. He leaves Chicago having scored 27 goals in 147 games in the NHL.
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"Other than that, I don't really understand or see the whole picture right now. Obviously that will take shape as we go along. I'm sure management knows what it's doing."
— John Dietz (@johndietzdh) February 26, 2018
With this trade, the Blackhawks now have eight selections in the 2018 NHL Draft:
1st round: Chicago, Nashville
2nd round: none
3rd round: Chicago, Washington/Toronto* (from the Michael Kempny trade)
4th round: Nashville
5th round: Columbus** (from the Saad/Panarin trade)
6th round: Chicago
7th round: Chicago