They can’t all be blockbusters.
The Chicago Blackhawks remain active in the final minutes of the NHL Trade Deadline today, having made two previous trades this afternoon with the Vancouver Canucks and Vegas Golden Knights. Now, a third trade is happening with a third Pacific Division team, as Chicago sends Carl Söderberg to the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for Josh Dickinson and Ryder Rolston.
— Colorado Avalanche (@Avalanche) April 12, 2021
Söderberg, much like Janmark, had just one job to do for the Blackhawks this season: play well enough to secure some future capital at the trade deadline. While it’s not as sexy as the second and third-round picks that Janmark fetched, it’s still something for a player with no future in the organization. Söderberg was a fine bottom-six centerman for the Blackhawks and provided a veteran presence on a team that has a plethora of young players and rookies. Now, he heads to a contender in Colorado, a team he played for from 2015-2019.
As for the return from the Avalanche, Dickinson is a tweener in the AHL and ECHL over the past three seasons with the Avalanche. He has 14 points in 47 career AHL games, and 62 points in 65 career ECHL games.
Have to think the #Blackhawks were interested in Rolston in the 2020 NHL Draft. He went 2 pics before the Hawks selected D Isaak Phillips, who they recently signed to an ELC
— Tab Bamford (@The1Tab) April 12, 2021
The more intriguing player of the two is Rolston.
A fifth-round pick by the Avalanche in last summer’s draft, Rolston is teammates with fellow 2020 draft pick and Chicago prospect Landon Slaggert at the University of Notre Dame, which also happens to be Stan Bowmans alma matter (gasp). Rolston had six points in 28 games for the Irish this season as a freshman.