Blackhawks trade Anthony Beauvillier to the Predators

Anthony Beauvillier (slgckgc, Wikimedia Commons)

The Chicago Blackhawks traded left winger Anthony Beauvillier of Sorel, Quebec to the Nashville Predators on Thursday according to Rogers Sportsnet. In return, the Blackhawks receive a fifth round pick in the 2024 National Hockey League Draft.

Beauvillier is joining his fourth NHL team. He has previously played seven seasons with the New York Islanders from 2016 to 2023, two separate seasons with the Vancouver Canucks during the 2023 calendar year, and one season with the Blackhawks in 2023-24.

In 45 games this season, Beauvillier has four goals and 10 assists for 14 points. He is a -2 with six penalty minutes, three power-play points, 73 shots on goal, 39 faceoff wins, 26 blocked shots, 36 hits, 27 takeaways and six giveaways.

This is the second time this season that Beauvillier has been traded. Ironically, when he was traded from the Canucks to the Blackhawks on November 28, he was also traded for a fifth round draft pick.

The Predators meanwhile are red hot at the moment. They are winners of nine of their last 10 games and are comfortably in a playoff spot. With a record of 36 wins, 25 regulation losses, and three losses in extra time, the have 75 points. That is good enough for fourth place in the Central Division, and the seventh most points in the Western Conference.

 

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