Chicago Blackhawks make two trades involving prospects

Nicolas Beaudin Chicago Blackhawks
Oct 1, 2022; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Nicolas Beaudin (92) skates against the Detroit Red Wings at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Jamie Sabau-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Blackhawks made two minor moves on Wednesday involving prospects.

First they acquired forward Cam Hillis from the Montreal Canadiens, in exchange for defenseman Nicolas Beaudin.

Beaudin, 23, recorded two goals and four assists in 22 career games with the Blackhawks, who drafted him in the first round (27th overall) in 2018.

Hillis, 22, skated in one game for the Canadiens last season. Montreal drafted him in the third round in 2018.

The Hawks then acquired defenseman Cooper Zech from the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for forward Evan Barratt.

Barratt, 23, was a third-round pick by Chicago in 2017.

Barratt posted 28 points (14 goals, 14 assists) in 63 games last season with the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League.

Zech, 23, had one goal and 10 assists in 53 games in 2021-22 with the AHL’s Lehigh Valley Phantoms.

None of these players have appeared in an NHL game this season.

–Field Level Media