Chicago Blackhawks' Summer Exodus Review

Tab BamfordSenior Writer IAugust 9, 2010

CHICAGO - JUNE 11: (L-R) Andrew Ladd #16, Troy Brouwer #22, Kris Versteeg #32, Adam Burish #37 and Dave Bolland #36 celebrate during the Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup victory parade and rally on June 11, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images


After all the player movement this summer it’s hard to remember who went where and for what, so here is a consolidated recap of the Blackhawks summer transactions.

June 18: Sign center prospect Marcus Krüger to a three-year, entry-level contract.

June 23: Hawks trade Dustin Byfuglien, Ben Eager, Brent Sopel, and prospect Akim Aliu to the Atlanta Thrashers for Marty Reasoner, center prospect Jeremy Morin, and two 2010 draft picks (first round No. 24 overall, second round No. 54 overall; both from New Jersey via Atlanta).

June 25: Blackhawks trade Colin Fraser to the Edmonton Oilers for a sixth round selection in the 2010 Draft.

June 25-26: 2010 NHL Draft

June 26: Blackhawks acquire forward prospect Jimmy Hayes from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for a second round (43rd overall selection) in the 2010 draft.

June 30: Blackhawks deal Kris Versteeg and the rights to prospect Billy Sweatt to the Toronto Maple Leafs for Viktor Stalberg and prospects Philip Paradis and Chris DiDomenico.



July 1: Andrew Ladd dealt to Atlanta for defenseman Ivan Vishnevskiy and a future second round draft pick.

July 2: Blackhawks sign John Scott to a two-year contract.

July 13: Blackhawks match Niklas Hjalmarsson’s offer sheet (four years, $14 million) from San Jose.

July 22: Blackhawks trade Marty Reasoner, acquired from Atlanta in the Byfuglien trade, to the Florida Panthers for Jeff Taffe.

July 28: Hawks officially announce three-year contract with Bryan Bickell and one-year contract with Jack Skille.

July 29: Blackhawks sign defenseman prospect Nick Leddy to three-year, entry-level contract.

August 2: Blackhawks sign goalie Marty Turco to one-year contract; Hawks officially reject arbitration ruling and release goalie Antti Niemi.

August 3: Hawks agree to two-year contract with forward prospect Igor Makarov.

August 4: Blackhawks officially announce one-year deals for forwards Evan Brophey, Nathan Davis, and Hugh Jessiman, defenseman Jassen Cullimore, and goalie Hannu Toivonen.