The Panthers have acquired Aleksi Saarela from the Blackhawks for Ian McCoshen.

Saarela was originally a third-round pick of the Hurricanes, where he spent the first two years of his career before being traded to Chicago in a trade that sent Anton Forsberg and Gustav Forsling to Carolina. Saarela opened the 2019-20 season with Rockford and registered just one assist in five games. He will report to Springfield (AHL).

Source: @NHLBlackhawks 10/22/19, 10:45 pm EST

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The Blackhawks have acquired Aleksi Saarela and Calvin de Haan from the Hurricanes for Anton Forsberg and Gustav Forsling.

Saarela was originally a third-round pick of the Rangers but has spent the last two full seasons with Charlotte (AHL). This season, Saarela was second among Checkers with 54 points (30G / 24A) in 69 games. Saarela has a good chance to crack the Blackhawks roster out of training camp.

Source: Chicago Blackhawks 06/24/19, 11:03 pm EST

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