Blackhawks Mattias Janmark to Knights in exchange for draft picks

Golden Knights

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Lots of rumblings going on right now about what the Vegas Golden Knights will do at today’s trade deadline.

The team has confirmed a deal with Chicago, acquiring Blackhawks forward Mattias Janmark in exchange for draft picks. Janmark would likely be the center on the Knights third line.

Mattias Janmark, a left-handed Swedish center has 10 goals, 9 assists with the Blackhawks this season.

In the deal, Chicago received the Knights’ 2nd round pick in 2021 to the Blackhawks, and Knights’ 3rd round pick in 2022 in exchange for the ‘Hawks 5th round pic.

The Knights confirmed the deal Monday and added that Sharks defenseman Nick DeSimone was also included in the deal. DeSimone has spend 5 years in the minor leagues with the San Jose Barracuda and will continue to play in San Jose, but will be the property of the Golden Knights (interesting little twist there).

Golden Knights GM Kelly McCrimmon is set to have a 3 p.m. PST news conference Monday to discuss the trade deadline deal.

Also, this from Anaheim and Ryan Getzlaf:

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