The Chicago Blackhawks have acquired forward Rostislav Olesz from the Florida Panthers in exchange for defenseman Brian Campbell.
Olesz, 25, was originally selected by Florida with seventh overall pick in the 2004 National Hockey League Entry Draft, and made his NHL debut the following year. He posted six goals and 11 assists in 44 regular-season contests with the Panthers during the 2010-11 campaign, as well as 68 hits, 19 takeaways and 19 blocked shots during the season. Over parts of six NHL seasons he has posted 57 goals, 75 assists and 112 penalty minutes in 349 career regular-season tilts with Florida.
A native of Bilovec, Czech Republic, Olesz has logged extensive international experience for his native country at the U-18 World Championships, World Junior Championships, World Championships, and was part of the Czech Republic’s bronze-medal winning club at the 2006 Winter Olympic Games in Torino.
Campbell, 32, posted 19 goals and 98 assists in 215 regular-season contests with the Blackhawks since signing with the organization as a free agent prior to the 2008-09 campaign, and added four goals and 14 assists in 43 Stanley Cup Playoff tilts.