Blackhawks Trade TJ Brennan To Toronto

The Blackhawks have traded defenseman TJ Brennan to the Maple Leafs for forward Spencer Abbott.

Abbott, 26, is an unrestricted free agent after this season. He has 24 points (seven goals, 17 assists) in 46 games with the Toronto Marlies this season; he has played in one NHL game.

Brennan, 25, is a restricted free agent after the season. He has 36 points (nine goals, 27 assists) in 54 games with the Rockford IceHogs this season. Brennan was acquired in the trade sending Nick Leddy to the New York Islanders, and represented the IceHogs in the AHL All-Star Game this year.

Moving Brennan opens a roster spot for Vermont senior defenseman Mike Paliotta to join the IceHogs when his college career ends. Vermont’s last regular season game is Saturday night. He has 30 points (eight goals, 22 assists) in 32 games this season.

10 thoughts on “Blackhawks Trade TJ Brennan To Toronto

  • February 26, 2015 at 3:38 pm

    Not much interesting about this deal other than Brennan was on a one way deal. Seems like a swap of career AHL’ers. Abbott is a whopping 5’9 170 lbs. for what it’s worth.

  • February 26, 2015 at 4:08 pm

    Well if that trade doesn’t get Hawk fans pumped … wah wah wah waaaaaah. The word anticlimactic comes to mind.

    Hopefully Paliotta signs. Good prospect.

  • February 26, 2015 at 5:08 pm

    Paliotta is interesting. Offensively talented defenseman. If TVR can come back and Palliotta can make like a reasonable NHL defenseman that could gona long way toward shoring up the d corps. Big ask for two rookies but can’t be any worse than the 5/32/27 clown show.

    Or maybe we are just hosed and should throw in the towel. Would nice to see a reasonable forward rental get added though.

  • February 26, 2015 at 5:14 pm

    Anybody see some of these tweets about a fight? Looks like Bernstein started a fire. Idiot. Why people listen to anything he says and take it seriously is beyond me

  • February 26, 2015 at 5:20 pm

    As for this deal. It does 2 things. Brennan was on a 1-way deal. So it clears some dollars. It also frees up a roster spot in Rockford to allow Fournier and maybe Holl to play with the Icehogs.

    As far as Rundblad. He’s been better. Still makes turnovers in his zone, but he can skate and has a good shot. He’s shown a willingness to join the rush as well. 32, absolutely can not skate. Which is funny, because thats what has kept guys from the Hawks roster, and got them traded. Yet we’re still forced to watch him attempt to catch a guy that just blew past him chasing a puck he just turned over.

  • February 26, 2015 at 5:29 pm

    BTW, The Puck Daddy blog run by Greg Wyshynski mentioned our site today regarding the trouble apparently brewing in the Hawks lockerroom recently.

  • February 26, 2015 at 7:09 pm

    Any Hawks fans that are only looking into the on ice game play ars probably missing the boat. There are plenty of rumors out there and some from multiple sources. This team better get their shit together real quick otherwise this season is going to turn on them

  • February 26, 2015 at 7:37 pm

    Paliotta and Vermont still have a few weeks of hockey left in Hockey East. At 17-th in the country they have hopes of making the NCAA tourney.

    From the University website :
    “Vermont could either host a best-of-three first round series on Mar. 6-8, or earn a bye with a top-4 finish and host a q-final series on Mar. 13-15.”

    Rockford called up Holl – he has been really good in Indy according to fans there : logging lots of minutes, playing right point on power play, playing the penalty kill.

  • February 27, 2015 at 10:10 am

    bowmans blockbuster trade!!!

  • February 27, 2015 at 12:58 pm

    Anything that comes out of Dan Bernstein’s mouth about hockey is a joke. He has always been a hockey hater so I can’t imagine that he has any insider contacts. I believe he is the Scores Brian Williams.

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