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Chicago Trades Brandon Hagel To Tampa


added 3:18pm, Tampa release is below.

TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have acquired forward Brandon Hagel, Chicago’s fourth-round selection in 2022 and fourth-round pick in 2024 from the Blackhawks in exchange for forwards Taylor Raddysh and Boris Katchouk, Tampa’s first-round selection in 2023 and first-round selection in 2024, vice president and general manager Julien BriseBois announced today. Both first-round picks the Lightning are sending to Chicago are top 10 protected.

Hagel, 23, has played in 55 games so far this season for Chicago, recording 21 goals and 37 points. Hagel ranks second on the Blackhawks for goals and game-winning goals (3) and fourth for scoring and power-play goals (4). In 108 games with Chicago over three seasons, Hagel has posted 30 goals and 61 points. He made his NHL debut March 11, 2020 versus San Jose, the only game he played during the 2019-20 season. Hagel is under contract through the 2023-2024 season with a salary cap number of $1,500,000.

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Royal Grand Exalted PooBah's avatar

This should up the price for Tbert if he is traded.

Posted by Royal Grand Exalted PooBah from the basement of the Alamo on 03/18/22 at 04:10 PM ET


I’d be amazed if Bert was traded with Calgary and Toronto looking so good.  Could end up missing him half a series..and if that’s the series whoever trades for him gets bumped they’ll be crapped on foe making the trade to begin with

Posted by ThatGuy on 03/18/22 at 04:16 PM ET

Royal Grand Exalted PooBah's avatar

Never know. Maybe Bert would get the shot if he had the chance to play for the cup.

Posted by Royal Grand Exalted PooBah from the basement of the Alamo on 03/18/22 at 04:58 PM ET

Steeb's avatar

I’m not inclined to trade Bert, but if someone offered two firsts, I’d probably take that for just about anybody on the roster whose name isn’t Seider or Raymond.

Posted by Steeb on 03/18/22 at 05:11 PM ET

d ca's avatar

Posted by Steeb on 03/18/22 at 05:11 PM ET

Tampa’s picks have been at the end of the draft recently and I would expect them there (or near there) for the next couple too—so they are essentially 2nd rounders.

Plus the players are 2 bottom 6 forwards that weren’t going to make Tampa’s lineup anytime soon.

That’s not exactly a haul for a young, cheap, club-controlled (a RFA after current deal expires) top 6 forward.

The Blackhawks are stating their rebuild and Hagel would be pushing 30 by the time they are competitive again—-sound familiar? So they are selling him (and his 22% shooting pct that can only go lower) near his peak value. Hmmm…reminds me of someone on the Wings….minus the RFA expiry.

Posted by d ca on 03/19/22 at 12:30 AM ET

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