After buying Adam Gaudette, the Chicago Blackhawks despatched considered one of their different forwards elsewhere. Mattias Janmark has been traded to the Vegas Golden Knights in a three-team deal that additionally consists of the San Jose Sharks. The full deal:
- To Vegas: Mattias Janmark, 2022 fifth-round decide (CHI), Nick DeSimone
- To San Jose: 2022 fifth-round decide (BUF)
- To Chicago: 2021 second-round decide (VGK), 2022 third-round decide (VGK)
Adding a participant like Janmark is a sneaky pickup for the Golden Knights, which have already got a staff able to contending for the Stanley Cup. The 28-year-old ahead has 10 objectives and 19 factors in 41 video games this season and has proved in the previous he can produce some priceless secondary scoring from a depth function.
A robust skater, Janmark can play on the facility play or penalty kill, but it surely’s exhausting to see him getting a lot time with the person benefit in Vegas. Instead, he’ll give the staff one other shifting half in its backside six and even transfer up in a pinch.
Still, one might argue that the Golden Knights gave up extra for Janmark than the Bruins did for Taylor Hall. An enormous a part of that (to not point out Hall’s no-movement clause) is the distinction in cap hits. Janmark comes with only a $2.25M full-season hit on his one-year deal, whereas even a 50% retained Hall was at $4M. The Blackhawks did properly to obtain a second-round decide and one other decide swap, including some priceless draft capital to the cabinet for a participant who’s on an expiring contract.