Hawks Trade Bickell, Teravainen To ‘Canes
The Chicago Blackhawks traded Bryan Bickell, and Tuvo Teravainen to the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for a second-round draft pick (50th overall acquired by the New York Rangers) in the 2016 NHL Draft and a third-round pick in 2017.
Bickell, 30, scored 65 goals and 70 assists in 384 games with the Blackhawks. Through nine seasons with the team he was a member of the 2013 and 2015 Stanley Cup Championship teams after the Blackhawks drafted him 41st overall in 2004.
Teravainen, 21, was the Blackhawks first-round draft pick (18th overall) in 2012. He collected 17 goals and 27 assists in 115 games. Teravainen was also a member of the teams 2015 Stanley Cup Championship. He was suppose to have a bigger role with the team next season, but he will have the chance to do that with Carolina as the team is continuing to rebuild for the future.
Chicago had long attempted to trade Bickell and his contract but there were no takers. But now, they finally found a team to take on the contract but they’ve paid a price to do so.