By Chris Block
Chicago Blackhawks on Monday acquired center Michal Handzus from the San Jose Sharks in exchange for a fourth round selection in the upcoming 2013 NHL Entry Draft.
In 28 games this season with the Sharks, Handzus posted 1 goal and 1 assist. He was a minus-9 while playing mostly third and fourth line minutes for the Sharks.
The pick the Blackhawks sent San Jose had originally belonged to the Sharks. At the 2012 Draft, the Hawks and Sharks swapped 4th round picks, so the Sharks could move up and the Hawks could pick up an additional 7th round selection. That later pick, obtained from San Jose, originally belonged to Tampa Bay which the Sharks obtained in a trade involving center Dominic Moore. Chicago used the additional 2012 7th round pick (191st overall) to select goaltender Brandon Whitney of the Victoriaville Tigres (QMJHL), the same team Phillip Danault played for at the time.
Handzus turned 36 last month. This will be his second stint with the Blackhawks organization. He is now the second-oldest Blackhawk behind Jamal Mayers, who is 38.
Michal Handzus previously spent the 2006-07 season with the Blackhawks, appearing in only 8 games in October of 2006 before knee surgery ended his season. Read more
Posted in Blackhawks, IceHogs, News and Notes, Trade
Tagged Blackhawks, Brandon Bollig, Brandon Whitney, Doug Wilson, Johnny Oduya, Kyle Calder, Mathieu Beaudoin, Michal Handzus, Pete Leblanc, Rob Klinkhammer, San Jose, Sharks, Stan Bowman, Trade
By Chris Block
TTMI contributor and HockeysFuture.com Blackhawks writer Brad Gardner joined me Saturday afternoon for a special Chicago Blackhawks 2012 Prospect Camp review edition of PuckChatter~Radio.
Brad was on hand for all five days this summer’s camp and breaks down the performances of the players involved.
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Some of the topics discussed on the show….
-TTMI/PuckChatter~Radio turns 3 today
-Stephen Johns skips out on this camp
-Brandon Saad, Teuvo Teravainen and Phillip Danault a cut above
-Which prospects we’ll see next in a Hawks uniform
-Mark McNeill a year later
-Chris Calnan’s next move
-Joakim Nordstrom and Klas Dahlbeck coming to America
-Garret Ross the next Shaw?
-Kevin Hayes improving
-Kent Simpson or Mac Carruth
-Son of Chris Chelios
-A 6-foot 9-inch Swedish defenseman
-And much, much more
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Tagged Adam Clendening, Alex Broadhurst, Blackhawks, Brad Gardner, Braden Birch, Brandon Saad, Brandon Whitney, Chris Block, Chris Calnan, Garret Ross, Justin Holl, Kevin Hayes, Klas Dahlbeck, Mark McNeill, Phillip Danault, Prospect Camp, Stephen Johns, Teuvo Teravainen