Revisiting Chicago Blackhawks GM Kyle Davidson's Moves During the 2023 Trade Deadline

Let's take a look back at the Blackhawks' busy 2023 Trade Deadline
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To New York Rangers: Patrick Kane, Cooper Zech
To Chicago: Vili Saarijärvi (from Arizona), Andy Welinski, 2023 second-round pick (Martin Misiak), 2025 fourth-round pick

February 28, 2023, was a sad day in Chicago as the team moved on from Patrick Kane. While it was difficult to say goodbye to a three-time Cup champion and a Calder, Conn Smythe, and Hart Trophy winner (among other accolades), it was time, and Kane wanted another run at the Cup.

Saarijärvi never played for the organization, and Welinski played 14 games for Rockford. Misiak has posted 36 points in 47 games for Erie in the OHL this season and represented Slovakia in the past three World Junior Championships.

To Buffalo: Future Considerations
To Chicago: Anders Bjork

A former star at the University of Notre Dame, Bjork needed a change of scenery. He tallied a respectable eight points in 13 games on a depleted Hawks team after his arrival. He has played solely in Rockford this season.

To Anaheim: Dylan Sikura
To Chicago: Maxim Golod

Another prolific NCAA scorer, Sikura was on his second tour of duty in the Blackhawks organization when he was dealt to Anaheim and finished his season with their AHL affiliate. Golod played mostly in the ECHL after this trade and now plies his trade in Europe.