Carcillo Traded, Hawks Gain Draft Pick

By Joe Kremel

Hawks players drag Carcillo to the trade block. Surprisingly, someone scooped him up. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports

You can add Dan Carcillo to the list of Hawks departed after winning the cup.  The man known as car bomb has been traded to the Los Angeles Kings for a conditional 2015 draft pick.  Its a 6thround pick unless Carcillo plays in 40 games, if he does play in 40 the Hawks get their 5th round pick in 2015. Carcillo was not exactly a fan favorite, but he wasn’t quite as useless as everyone remembers.  He played in fewer games than Brandon Bollig and ended up with more points than him.  He ended the season with only three points (2G,1A), but he did contribute in a way no one expected… he got injured.  His injury opened up a spot for Brandon Saad.  Saad took the opportunity and ran with it.  Carcillo’s other impact for the Blackhawks was back in 2010 where he destroyed Matt Carter in the cup final.  If you missed that hit I’ve posted it below.

The Hawks free up a little more cap space, and have a an extra pick in the 2015 draft.  How do you feel about the trade? let us know by leaving a comment or voting!