Blackhawks Acquire Spencer Watson

After Sunday afternoon’s loss to the Dallas Stars the Blackhawks announced a minor trade.

The Hawks acquired forward Spencer Watson from the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for forward Matheson Iacopelli. Watson, 22, was originally drafted by the Kings in the seventh round (209th overall) of the 2014 NHL Draft. He is signed through the 2018-19 season to a contract carrying an AAV of $705,833. He will report to the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League.

In 47 games with Manchester (ECHL) this season Watson has recorded 22 goals and 25 assists. Watson is listed at 5-11 and 170 pounds.

The pick Los Angeles used to select Watson was acquired from the New York Rangers in January 2014 in a trade for Daniel Carcillo.

Iacopelli, 24, was originally drafted by the Blackhawks in the third round (83rd overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft. His contract carries a $742,500 AAV and expires at the end of this season as well. In 27 games with the IceHogs, Iacopelli has scored two goals with two assists.

9 thoughts on “Blackhawks Acquire Spencer Watson

  • February 24, 2019 at 9:54 pm

    Can someone tell me the purpose or significance of this deal? What do we get out of it?

  • February 24, 2019 at 10:30 pm

    The Blackhawks get a player who is 2 years younger, Carlo.

    That’s it.

    Fringe AHL player for fringe AHL player.

  • February 25, 2019 at 9:44 am

    Wow, still on the Dale Tallon denial of not drafting the Cup champions? Still racist remarks because that’s all you do. Tallon part of organisation, director player peronnel since 1998! Get a life.

    So, Mr.Bowman drafting Iacopelli in the 3rd round and trading for a 7th round ECHL player? This is what the pro scouts are looking at, an undersized ECHL player??? It’s hard to believe Arizona and Carolina have more points than the Hawks? Are their rosters better than the Blackhawks?
    Where’s Graham Knott?
    Hayes for 1st rounder and Lemieux….Hayes only 26 years old. Great deal by that GM! That Jets teams has been a top team the last 3 years and their prospects are very good as well, even if they draft late.

  • February 25, 2019 at 11:08 am

    Jets have lots of prospects at the forward position to dangle. Bowman should have his buddy Chevy!

  • February 25, 2019 at 11:29 am

    Amazing you last this long on the board with your nonsense. Again, not sure who your dumb comments are directed at but you need help. Or get a life. Talk hockey!
    What position does Bowman play if he won the Cup as you say? Does he actually skate?
    Let’s try to help and give Bowman some suggestions: Trading Murphy’s contract since our defensive play is horrible anyway would help Hawks free some Cap space for next season. The Hawks will not miss Murphy’s play. AA will be traded in the summer although he will not garner much in return.
    Maybe a free agent will sign in Chicago but with Bowman’s reputation, unless your a 4th line player, no one seems to be interested in coming to Chicago any longer. Panarin will join another team, probably Florida. Stone will join the Jets, his hometown. Dzingel will stay in Ohio where he played College hockey.

  • February 25, 2019 at 11:50 am

    Tab, I am not sure I would characterize Watson as a “fringe” AHL player….I admit I have never seen him play, but he’s been a point-per-game guy and leads Manchester in scoring this season. It looks like another attempt to help Rockford go deep in the playoffs to see who our prospects step up at playoff time.

  • February 25, 2019 at 11:53 am

    My bad…I read the lines wrong, Watson put those numbers up in the east coast league.

  • February 25, 2019 at 9:04 pm

    If any player isint going to be/is good, then who cares what round he was in draft and what the return was. Really who fucking cares. Not every draft players is good. So the ones who are not, who cares. It doesnt make any difference.

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