Chicago Blackhawks Trade Michael Frolik to Jets

Hawks get two draft picks for ace penalty killer


 The Chicago Blackhawks, who just minutes before had dealt Dave Bolland to the Toronto Maple Leafs, stayed active on Sunday night, dealing Michael Frolik to the Winnipeg Jets in exchange for two draft picks. 

The picks are a third round pick and a fifth round pick, both in this year's draft. 

Frolik had three goals and seven assists for the Hawks in the 2013 regular season, but it was his blossoming into an ace penalty killer that made him such an asset to the Hawks as they won their second Stanley Cup championship in four years. 

The move gives the Hawks a bit more cap space as they try to re-sign a couple of key members of their championship core, and also gives GM Stan Bowman some leeway if he wants to address issues for the team, like the hole at second line center for the club. 

If nothing else, the Bolland and Frolik trades open up roster spots for players like Ben Smith, Jimmy Hayes, Jeremy Morin, and Drew LeBlanc, who all have serious game and could contribute for the Hawks come next season. 

Stay tuned for more coverage. 

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