Golden Knights: Vegas Acquires Janmark from Chicago

The Chicago Blackhawks have traded forward Mattias Janmark to the Vegas Golden Knights.

The Blackhawks receive a second round pick for the 2021 NHL Entry Draft and a fifth round pick for the 2022 NHL Entry Draft. They sent Vegas a third round pick for the 2022 NHL Entry Draft as part of the deal.

Janmark has 19 points in 41 games for Chicago this season, including 10 goals – four of which are power play markers.

In 338 career regular season games for the Dallas Stars and Blackhawks, the 28-year-old has 56 goals and 72 assists.

Janmark has 16 points in 45 playoff games, including eight points in 26 post-season games last year with the Stars.

The Swedish speedster scored a goal on his first NHL shot, but he was passed over twice in the draft before eventually joining the Detroit Red Wings as the number 79 pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.

Janmark was traded to the Stars in March of 2015 and debuted with a flurry, scoring 15 goals in the 2015-2016 season. He posted a plus-12 rating in 73 games, second in the league to Anthony Duclair of the Arizona Coyotes among rookies that campaign.

A rare bone injury sidelined Janmark in the 2016-2017 season and he rejoined the Stars the following year, scoring 19 goals in 81 games.

Production has tapered significantly for the Danderyd native since then, however.

A fresh start in Chicago could help matters for the flexible forward. He can slot in at wing or centre and his puck distribution skills make him an asset.

Pic: Getty Images

Published by Dr. Pucksworth

Doctor of Puckanomics.

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