TRADE: Corey Perry to the Chicago Blackhawks

The Tampa Bay Lightning and Chicago Blackhawks have completed some business as the Blackhawks have acquired forward Corey Perry for a seventh-round pick in 2024.

Perry is set to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1 and the Blackhawks have essentially paid a seventh rounder for 48 hours of negotiations. It will be hard to say if Perry signs as he's getting up there at 38 years old and has been only signing with Stanley Cup contenders the later stages of his career.

Chicago is nowhere close to contending, but with Taylor Hall and Connor Bedard added of late, they are going to be interesting to watch and could surprise a few teams.

Perry had been linked to the Toronto Maple Leafs and Edmonton Oilers prior to this deal. He recorded 25 points in 81 games last season and added another five points in six Stanley Cup Playoff games. Now Blackhawks general manager Kyle Davidson will try to get a deal done before noon on Saturday.

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