The Vegas Golden Knights gained forward Mattias Janmark from the Chicago Blackhawks as part of a three-team trade Monday that additionally elaborates the San Jose Sharks.
Chicago got a second-round pick in the 2021 draft and a third-rounder in 2022, while Vegas likewise procured a fifth-round pick and defenseman Nick DeSimone from San Jose, which got a fifth-rounder through Buffalo.
The Blackhawks had scratched Janmark, 28, from Sunday’s game with an eye toward Monday’s trade deadline. Albeit the Blackhawks are near season playoff contention, they are amidst a young movement.
Janmark was a depth forward for the Dallas Stars for the first four seasons of his career, always failing to break the 40-point mark. In any case, he astonished in Chicago, in any event, procuring time on the power play. He paid back the bigger role with 10 goals and nine assists in 41 games.
The Golden Knights, preparing for a deep postseason run, are at present in second in the West Division, four points behind the Colorado Avalanche.
Janmark is a low-risk rental for the homestretch since he’ll be an unrestricted free agent after the season.
This is the second straight season the Blackhawks and Golden Knights have snared at the trade deadline. A year ago, Chicago sent goaltender Robin Lehner to Vegas for goalie Malcolm Subban. Lehner re-signed with the Golden Knights in the offseason.