Update from the Predators
Just announced from the Predators:
Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Monday that the club has acquired forward Ryan Hartman and a fifth-round pick in the 2018 NHL Draft from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for a first-round and fourth-round pick in this year’s draft and forward Victor Ejdsell.
See more here.
The first word of this came from LeBrun, after some speculation from various NHL pundits.
Ryan Hartman has been traded to Nashville— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) February 26, 2018
Hartman isn’t a splash by any means, but he’s a decent player. However, here’s the return for Chicago:
Deal is Hartman + 5th in 2018 for 1st in 2018 + Victor Edjsell + Nashville 4th in 2018— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) February 26, 2018
A first round pick and a top 10 prospect (by some standards) for Hartman? Ugh. I don’t like the cost, especially if just a depth guy. At least he is young.