In a late move between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Anaheim Ducks, Chicago’s traded forward Corey Tropp to the Ducks in exchange for defenceman Tim Jackman and a 2017 seventh-round pick.
Tropp was drafted 89th overall in 2007 by the Buffalo Sabres – bouncing up and down between the NHL and AHL since 2010-11. His last stint in the NHL was in 2014-15 with the Columbus Blue Jackets – notching eight points (1g-7a) in 61 games.
So apparently the Blackhawks weren't done … Another minor deal, acquired F Tim Jackman + 7th rounder from Ducks for F Corey Tropp.
— Chris Hine (@ChristopherHine) February 29, 2016
The 26-year-old currently played with the AHL’s Albany Devils where he’s managed 28 points (11g-17a) in 51 games.
Going the other way is journeyman Jackman and a seventh-round pick in 2017. The 34-year-old defenceman has played just two games in 2015-16 with Anaheim recording four penalty minutes.
While neither will likely make their new NHL rosters for the remainder of the 2015-16 season, the main piece in this deal is the seventh rounder acquired by the Blackhawks – a team who has used numerous picks to upgrade their current roster.
Andrew is in his 8th year reporting for The Hockey Writers covering the Toronto Maple Leafs. He began his broadcasting with CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada team as well as being part of their coverage of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi. He’s the former play-by-play voice of the London Jr. Knights for Rogers TV and currently hosts the Sticks in the 6ix podcast. You can follow him on Twitter at @AndrewGForbes.