Blackhawks Trade Matthew Highmore to the Canucks for Adam Gaudette

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Blackhawks Trade Matthew Highmore to the Canucks for Adam Gaudette

Chicago Blackhawks

The Chicago Blackhawks made their first of (possibly) a handful of deals on Monday morning, as the NHL Trade Deadline counts down to its 2:00 p.m. CT buzzer.

Chicago is sending forward Matthew Highmore to the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for forward Adam Gaudette.

Highmore has one more year left on his current deal at a $725,000 AAV, while Gaudette will be a restricted free agent this summer. Gaudette’s current deal holds a $950,000 AAV.

This is a minor deal that actually makes the Blackhawks better in the short-term. Gaudette is a bit more versatile in the lineup than Highmore was, making him a potential regular whereas Highmore couldn’t hold a spot consistently.

Gaudette, the 2018 Hobey Baker Award winner, has seven points in 33 games this season with the Canucks, 52 points in 153 games in his NHL career.



Author: Mario Tirabassi

Mario Tirabassi is a writer for Bleacher Nation. You can follow him on Twitter @Mario_Tirabassi.