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Blackhawks acquire defenseman Johnny Oduya from Winnipeg

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The Chicago Blackhawks have acquired defenseman Johnny Oduya (oh-DOO-yah) from the Winnipeg Jets in exchange for a second-round selection and a third-round selection in the 2013 National Hockey League Entry Draft.

Oduya, 30, has tallied two goals, 11 assists and 33 penalty minutes in 63 contests with Winnipeg this season, and ranks second on the club with 98 blocked shots. The Stockholm, Sweden, native has registered 109 points (22G, 87A), 222 penalty minutes and a +27 plus/minus rating in 445 career regular-season tilts with the New Jersey Devils (2006-2010), Atlanta Thrashers (2010-11) and Jets (20111-12), and two assists and 14 penalty minutes in 18 career Stanley Cup Playoffs contests.

Originally selected by the Washington Capitals in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft, Oduya signed with the Devils as a free agent in 2006, and was later traded to Atlanta as part of the transaction that sent Ilya Kovalchuk to New Jersey. He represented Sweden at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver.

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