The big trade of 2012 was the one that brought Johnny Oduya to the Chicago Blackhawks. Oduya was a critical piece of the franchise and he cost the team a second and third-round pick of the 2013 NHL draft.
The two picks ended up turning into Zachary Sanford, and JC Lipon. Sanford eventually joined the St. Louis Blues organization and won a Stanley Cup with the team. He is still signed there. At the end of the day, this deal paid off big time for the Blackhawks as Chicago was lucky to have Oduya on their team a year later.
Ah, the trade of the century, the Chicago Blackhawks were missing just one piece during the 2013 Stanley Cup season, someone to rally behind. So they traded for Michal Handzus of the San Jose Sharks for a fourth-round pick in the 2013 NHL draft. that pick ended up turning into Robin Norell, who has not played in the NHL yet.