As the second day of the NHL Draft gets underway, the Chicago Blackhawks have made a trade, acquiring center John Quenneville from the New Jersey Devils.
Quenneville, who is former Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville’s first cousin, once-removed, has two career NHL goals and three assists in 33 games, all with the Devils. Last season with Binghamton in the AHL, Quenneville had 18 goals and 21 assists, and could benefit from a change of scenery this season.
Quenneville is currently a restricted free agent.
In exchange, the Blackhawks have sent forward John Hayden to the Devils. Hayden, set to become a restricted free agent after next season, will make $750,000 in the coming year.
Hayden has appeared in 113 career NHL games, scoring eight goals and dishing out 14 assists in those contests. The Chicago-native also has 85 penalty minutes.