Blackhawks trade Teuvo Teravainen, Bryan Bickell to Hurricanes

Wednesday June 15th, 2016

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The Chicago Blackhawks have traded forwards Teuvo Teravainen and Bryan Bickell to the Carolina Hurricanes, the team announced Wednesday.

In exchange for Teravainen and Bickell, Chicago will receive a second-round selection in the 2016 draft and a third-round pick in 2017.

“Teuvo is a young, highly-skilled player still on his entry-level contract who is coming off of a strong first full NHL season, and Bryan is a veteran who has experienced great success in his career,” Hurricanes executive vice president and general manager Ron Francis said. “Both players give our organization more options and flexibility among the forward ranks.”

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The 21-year-old Teravainen scored 13 goals and collected 22 assists in 78 games for the Blackhawks this season, his first full campaign in the NHL.

Bickell, 30, posted two assists in 25 contests for Chicago in 2015–16, while also tallying 31 points for the Rockford IceHogs. He was a Stanley Cup champion with the Blackhawks in 2010, 2013 and 2015.

The Blackhawks lost to the St. Louis Blues in the first round of this season’s Stanley Cup Playoffs, while the Hurricanes failed to make the postseason, finishing sixth in the Metropolitan Division with 86 points. 

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