Vancouver Canucks & Chicago Blackhawks Complete Trade

The Vancouver Canucks have traded Jason Dickinson and their 2024 second-round pick to the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for Riley Stillman.

It was made known that Chicago would be willing to take on expensive contracts for a sweetener (or sweeteners) before the start of the regular season, and this is an example of that. By taking on Dickinson's $2.65 million cap hit for the next two seasons, they have landed themselves a second-round pick, which is always great for a rebuilding club.

Dickinson struggled in his lone season as a Canuck, as he had just five goals and 11 points in 62 games. He did not prove to be the third-line center that they were hoping for, but he will now be aiming to get things back on track in Chicago.

As for Stillman, the 24-year-old defenseman is coming off a season where he set new career highs with two goals, 10 assists, and 12 points in 52 games. He also plays a rather heavy game, as his 122 hits on the year show. He should be in the running to play bottom-pairing minutes for them and should see action at the start of the season with Tyler Myers out.

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