Blackhawks trade Alex DeBrincat to Senators in exchange for No. 7 pick in 2022 NHL Draft

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The Chicago Blackhawks revealed Thursday afternoon that they have actually traded forward Alex DeBrincat to the Ottawa Senators in exchange for several draft choices, consisting of the No. 7 total choice in Thursday night’s NHL Draft. In addition to the No. 7 total choice, the Blackhawks will likewise get the No. 39 choice in the 2nd round and the Senators’ third-round choice in the 2024 Draft.

The trade offers the Blackhawks 7 choices in the very first 3 rounds of the draft and 10 total. Chicago has the No. 7 total choice, 3 choices in the 2nd and 3rd rounds each, 2 choices in the 6th round, and one in the seventh round.

Trading DeBrincat ends his period in Chicago, which saw him turn into an All-Star calibre gamer after being taken in the 2nd round of the 2016 NHL Draft. DeBrincat published 307 points in 368 regular-season video games with the Blackhawks, including 6 points in 9 postseason contests.

“We thank Alex for his tireless dedication to the Blackhawks organization over the last five seasons and wish him the best in Ottawa,” Blackhawks basic supervisor Kyle Davidson stated in a declaration. “It was an incredibly difficult decision to trade a player of Alex’s caliber. We feel as if this move sets the Blackhawks up for future success by giving us additional flexibility and future talent. Securing this early of a first-round pick for tonight and an additional second-round selection tomorrow allows us to fortify our prospect base with high-end players who we expect to be a difference makers in the coming years.

Although we didn’t have a first pick in the draft until today, our scouting staff has been anticipating this scenario. I have been clear in my desire to move into the first round, and we are excited to move up and make a pick this evening.”

The 2022 NHL Draft starts at 7 p.m. ET on Thursday night at Bell Centre in Montreal.

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