As the final 2:00 p.m. CT horn sounded on the NHL Trade Deadline, we thought the Chicago Blackhawks were done for the day. After making three significant moves in the hours leading up to the deadline, one more came through the proverbial fax machine.
Canucks get Madison Bowie and 2021 5th from Chicago for 2021 4th
— Dan Murphy (@sportsnetmurph) April 12, 2021
Chicago sends Madison Bowey and their 2021 fifth-round pick to the Vancouver Canucks for Vancouver’s 2021 fourth-round pick. Bowey, who the Blackhawks signed after the start of the season, played in just two NHL games with the Blackhawks, tallying one assist in the process. He also played in two games with the Rockford IceHogs in the AHL.
Bowey was signed to guarantee the Blackhawks would have a defenseman meeting the GP minimum to expose in the expansion draft.
Trading him to Vancouver makes it virtually certain the Hawks will expose Calvin de Haan, who has since hit the GP minimum.
— Ben Pope (@BenPopeCST) April 12, 2021
Be honest, you forgot Bowey was even still with the organization.
This move doesn’t jump off the page, but I have no issues with Stan Bowman and the Blackhawks trying to upgrade their draft positioning if it costs you a player who had no future with the organization anyway.