Once again, the Blackhawks trade away Jeremy Morin
CHICAGO – It’s been an interesting road for the Blackhawks and a young forward they’ve showed some interest in.
They acquired him after winning the Stanley Cup in 2010 in a trade with Atlanta that send Dustin Byfuglien, Brent Sopel and Ben Eager to the Thrashers. Then for the next four years he bounced between the Rockford Icehogs and the Blackhawks with the majority being spent in the former city.
Last season he was traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets and then was reacquired after the season in the Brandon Saad trade.
Now in 2016, Jeremy Morin is gone again.
During their game with the Senators at the United Center on Sunday evening the Hawks announced that they’ve traded the forward for a second time. He’s headed to Toronto in exchange for forward Richard Panik.
After his acquisition from the Blue Jackets this summer Morin never got the call up to the big club and played 28 games with the Icehogs, scoring nine goals and 13 assists. He appeared in 54 games with Blackhawks after being traded for in 2010 scoring eight goals in those contests but never earning the chance to stay with the club more than 24 games in a season.
Like Morin, Panik has yet to take part in an NHL game in the 2015 -2016 season. He’s played in 33 games for the Maple Leafs’ AHL affiliate in Toronto, scoring nine goals and dishing out 16 assists in 33 games. He’s appeared in three NHL seasons with the Lightning and most recently with the Leafs last season, scoring 11 goals in 76 games with the team.
After Sunday’s win over the Senators, head coach Joel Quenneville said that Panik will join the Blackhawks roster immediately.