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 Dallas: Max Domi, Dylan Wells
To Chicago: Anton Khudobin, 2025 second-round pick

Domi made the most of his top-six opportunity in a Hawks sweater to the tune of 49 points in 60 games. Following his departure from the Windy City, he spotted 13 points in 19 playoff games for Dallas and then followed in his father’s footsteps, signing in Toronto.

Khudobin was a cap dump and surrendered six goals in his only start for the Blackhawks. Davidson did a nice job in this trade, turning a distressed asset in Domi into a quality draft pick.

Max Domi
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To Los Angeles: Future Considerations
To Chicago: Austin Wagner

Wagner filled in as a bottom-six stopgap for the post-Trade Deadline Blackhawks, contributing two points in seven games. He now plays in Sweden’s top league, the SHL.

Overall, during a busy two week stretch, Davidson made a number of depth moves, acquired one first and four second-round picks, and pulled the trigger on a painful but necessary Kane trade – a decent bit of work for the young GM. This year’s Deadline he won’t be nearly as active, but Davidson has shown thus far he can be trusted to make rational moves in order to improve the Blackhawks’ future.

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Note: trade and contract information for this article were found on capfriendly.com.