Daniel Carcillo heads out west a Stanley Cup champion.
In a sign that the youth movement is continuing in the Windy City, the Chicago Blackhawks have traded Daniel Carcillo to the Los Angeles Kings.
Early reports are that that the Hawks will receive a conditional draft pick in the 2015 draft in exchange for the feisty forward.
The trade was first rumored earlier Tuesday on Twitter, but the LA Kings confirmed via their own Twitter feed just before 5:30 p.m. and the Blackhawks followed up a few minutes later with their own post.
— LA Kings (@LAKings) July 16, 2013
The #Blackhawks have traded Daniel Carcillo to the L.A. Kings in exchange for a conditional selection in the 2015 Draft.
— Chicago Blackhawks (@NHLBlackhawks) July 16, 2013
Carcillo, who has one year left on the two-year deal he signed with the Hawks after the 2011-12 season, had two goals and one assist in 23 regular season games with Chicago this season. He only averaged nine minutes of ice time per game, and only played in four postseason games for the team.
He had flashes of brilliance in 2013, but his shining moment came in a March 6th game against the Colorado Avalanche. With less than a minute remaining, Carcillo popped home a rebound and sent the United Center into a frenzy that was captured on a memorable Sports Illustrated cover that debuted the following week.
On the negative side, Carcillo showed a propensity to take ill-advised penalties, especially in the latter stages of the season. His deduction of minutes come playoff time represented a not-so-subtle admission by Quenneville that Carcillo can’t control himself on the ice.
Carcillo was still in the midst of celebrating the team's championship. He had his day with the Stanley Cup in his hometown of King City, Ontario on Sunday.