On This Date In Chicago Blackhawks History

By Keith Schultz

Feb 01, 2013; Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA; Chicago Blackhawks forward Michael Frolik (67) during the warmup against the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena. Mandatory Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports

On this date in Chicago Blackhawks history,

On February 10, 2011 The Chicago Blackhawks made a trade with the Florida Panthers and former GM Dale Tallon

The Florida Panthers aquired from the Blackhawks Hugh Jessiman, David Pacan, and Jack Skille.

The Blackhawks aquired Alexander Salak and Michael Frolik

Frolik has become a mainstay this season on the power play kill and has not been the healthy scratch like  he was during the 2011-2012 season.  Frolik seemed to turn the corner in his Blackhawks stay last spring in the Coyotes series after entering the series after the Andrew Shaw suspension.  Frolik was one of the top forwards on the ice during the Coyotes series and after playing in Europe this fall, even though the stat sheets don’t say it his play has been superb.

Alexander Salak didn’t last his two year contract after getting beat out for the #2 goalie position by Ray Emery before the 2011-2012 season, Salak was released before the draft this past summer.

Skille was a #7 pick overall by the Blackhawks and he was a major disappointment especially when you look at the 2005 draft and see all the players the Hawks could have picked at that spot.  Skille hasn’t blossomed by taking his talents to South Florida having only tallied 6 goals and 7 assists since the trade from Chicago.

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