Blackhawks Trade Jack Johnson Back to Colorado

The Blackhawks have traded veteran defenseman Jack Johnson to the Colorado Avalanche.

Johnson was on the Avs team that won the Stanley Cup last season, so he’s clearly familiar with most of their players and systems.

The Blackhawks get defenseman Andreas Englund back in the deal. Englund, 27, was originally a second-round pick (No. 40) in the 2014 NHL Draft by the Ottawa Senators. He has three assists and an Avalanche team-leading 104 hits in 36 games this season.

Englund is an unrestricted free agent this coming summer and has a $750,000 cap hit. He’s a left-handed shot listed at 6-3 and 189 pounds.

From the Blackhawks’ team release:

The 6-foot-3, 189-pound native of Stockholm, Sweden has registered six assists in 69 career regular-season NHL games with Colorado and Ottawa. Englund has also appeared in 300 career regular-season AHL games with the Eagles and the Belleville/Binghamton Senators, earning 49 points (10G, 39A). The defensemen made one trip to the AHL postseason with Colorado, logging two points (1G, 1A) in eight games during the 2022 Calder Cup Playoffs.

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