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Jets recall forward Dano from AHL

First-rounder in 2013 acquired Thursday in Ladd trade @NHLdotcom

The Winnipeg Jets recalled forward Marko Dano from the American Hockey League on Friday.

Dano was acquired from the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday along with a first-round pick in the 2016 NHL Draft and a conditional third-round pick in 2018 for former Jets captain Andrew Ladd, defenseman Jay Harrison and forward Matt Fraser.

Dano, 21, will join the team in Pittsburgh, where the Jets face the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday (3 p.m. ET; SN, ROOT, NHL.TV).

In 13 games with the Blackhawks this season Dano had one goal and two points. He had four goals and 23 points in 34 games this season with Rockford of the AHL.

This is the second time Dano has been involved in a trade since he was taken with the 27th pick of the 2013 NHL Draft by the Columbus Blue Jackets, and each time a big name went the other way.

Dano was traded by the Blue Jackets to the Blackhawks on June 30, 2015 as part of a package for forward Brandon Saad.

Even the pick the Blue Jackets used to draft him was acquired as part of a big trade with the Los Angeles Kings for forward Jeff Carter.

Though Dano is joining his third team in less than a year, Jets general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff is hopeful he will find a permanent home in Winnipeg.

"He competes hard, he's a young player that fits the direction that we want to go. He goes to the hard areas, he can play up and down the lineup," Cheveldayoff said Thursday. "He'll compete. He's excited about being a part of our organization and getting a chance to play. Getting the first-round pick was a key component of the trade as well."

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