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Mattias Janmark To The Vegas Golden Knights From The Chicago Blackhawks

In a follow up tweet, Dreger says the Sharks are involved too.

added 1:46pm,


added 3:09pm, Vegas release is below.

VEGAS (April 12, 2021) – Vegas Golden Knights General Manager Kelly McCrimmon announced today, April 12, the following roster transactions: the team has acquired forward Mattias Janmark from the Chicago Blackhawks and a fifth-round pick in exchange for a second-round selection in the 2021 NHL Entry Draft and a third-round selection in the 2022 NHL Entry Draft. The Golden Knights are also sending a fifth-round selection in the 2022 NHL Entry Draft (originally belonging to Buffalo) to the San Jose Sharks in exchange for defenseman Nick DeSimone.

As a reminder, Kelly McCrimmon will be available to the media at approximately 3 p.m. PT via Zoom. Those interested in participating in the availability can find the Zoom link and additional information below. A full recording will be available and distributed following the conclusion of the call.

Janmark, 28, has posted 19 points (10 G, 9 A) to go with eight penalty minutes in 41 games this season with the Chicago Blackhawks. The Stockholm, Sweden native has posted 128 points (56 G, 72 A) to go with 84 penalty minutes in 338 career games while suiting up for the Blackhawks and Dallas Stars (2015-20). The forward was selected in the third round (79th overall) of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft by the Detroit Red Wings.

DeSimone, 26, has five points (0 G, 5 A) to go with two penalty minutes in 14 games this season with the San Jose Barracuda of the American Hockey League. The defenseman has played parts of five seasons (2016-21) with the Barracuda, posting 91 points (26 G, 65 A) in 190 games. Previously, DeSimone played three seasons of NCAA hockey at Union College in Schenectady, New York. He was originally signed by the San Jose Sharks as an unrestricted free agent on March 30, 2017.

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