Overseas NHL hockey clubs, the Florida Panthers and Chicago Blackhawks, made an exchange that affected five players.
Defender Lucas Carlsson and forward Lucas Wallmark are moving to the “panthers”, while Blackhawks have won defender Riley Stillman and forward Brett Connolly, the right to striker Henrik Borgström and the election in the 7th round of the draft.
The most experienced of the mentioned five is the 28-year-old Canadian winger Connolly. The sixth 2010 draft player played a total of 569 matches in Tampa Bay, Boston, Washington and Florida jerseys, scoring 203 Canadian points for 108 goals and 95 assists. In 2018, he helped Washington win the Stanley Cup. In the current 2020/2021 season, he had a balance of 2 goals and 2 assists in 21 matches.
In addition to Connolly, the son of two-time Stanley Cup winner Cory Stillman Riley moved to Chicago. This is the first change of position within the NHL for the 23-year-old defender. He has played a total of 46 matches in it so far, but he has spent most of his career in the AHL. In the 2020/2021 season, he played in 8 games in the NHL, in which he did not score.
Borgström has been a part of the Florida Panthers since the 2016 draft and has played in the NHL and AHL for the past three seasons. Despite 50 starts in the 2018/2019 season, he did not build a stable position in the profile and before the 2020/2021 season he headed to the Finnish IFK Helsinki.
Sweden’s Wallmark played a total of 200 NHL games before the Florida exchange. Most of them for Carolina, who exchanged him for Florida in the 2019/2020 season. Before the 2020/2021 season, he headed to Chicago, for which he played 16 matches, but in the end he will once again work in the “panthers” team.
Defender Carlsson has only 18 NHL games in his account so far. Since the draft in 2016, he played mainly in the Swedish competition, later in the overseas AHL.