Blackhawks Trade Kyle Beach

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.

7 thoughts on “Blackhawks Trade Kyle Beach

  • December 6, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    Tab, … what does this trade do for the Blackhawks?

  • December 6, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    This kind of seems like trading trash for trash…unless there is something to this that I just don’t see.

  • December 6, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    WOW! Great news … wait … what?

    Oh, never mind.

  • December 6, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    Tony you are correct trash for trash. Consider me on the Beach bandwagon since he was drafted. Once he was loaned out I knew his Hawks career was over before it started. I’m curious to see if he makes the big show with NYR. Beach will go down has one of the hawks worst draft picks. He also reflects the Tallons lack of draft skills. Between Beach, Skille and Olsen there are a lot of misses there.

  • December 6, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    This is a trade where both teams hope a a couple of laggard minor leaguers benefits from a change of scenery. Nothing more than that.

  • December 6, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    Yea, this wasn’t the Callahan (‘smoking bongs/water’) trade, but I did feel/mentioned a trade coming with NYR.

  • December 7, 2013 at 8:38 am

    On a positive note… any one see Hinostroza last nite… the kid has a lot of upside.
    He made some filthy passes/plays… looked like one of the best players on the ice- his vision/playmaking skills are way above the level he was playing last nite!!!

    Why do I feel like Beach is going to do well w NYR?
    I kind of thought that Beach should have been given 6-8 games in NHL to PROVE he can/can’t play…

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