Forwards Teuvo Teravainen and Bryan Bickell were traded to the Carolina Hurricanes by the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday for a second-round pick in the 2016 NHL Draft and a third-round pick in the 2017 draft.
"This deal allowed us to use some of our collected draft picks to improve our group of forwards for the coming season by adding two Stanley Cup champions," Hurricanes general manager Ron Francis said. "Teuvo is a young, highly skilled player still on his entry-level contract who is coming off of a strong first full NHL season, and Bryan is a veteran who has experienced great success in his career. Both players give our organization more options and flexibility among the forward ranks."
Teravainen, 21, had 13 goals and 35 points in 78 regular-season games and one point and 13 shots on goal in seven Stanley Cup Playoff games. He was selected by the Blackhawks with the 18th pick of the 2012 NHL Draft and made his NHL debut during the 2013-14 season. He had 10 points in 18 playoff games last season to help the Blackhawks win the Stanley Cup.
Bickell, 30, had two assists in 25 games with the Blackhawks this season. He was placed on waivers and sent to Rockford of the American Hockey League twice this season, and had 15 goals and 31 points in 47 AHL games.
Selected by the Blackhawks in the second round (No. 41) of the 2004 NHL Draft, he helped the Blackhawks win the Stanley Cup in 2010, 2013 and 2015. In 384 NHL games, he has 65 goals and 135 points in nine seasons, all with the Blackhawks.
He'll have an NHL salary-cap charge of $4 million next season, according to GeneralFanager.com, the last season of a four-year contract he signed June 30, 2013.