Blackhawks Say Goodbye to Bolland and Frolik Amidst 2013 NHL Draft

Dave Bolland may have scored the goal that brought home the Stanley Cup for the Blackhawks for the second time in four years, but it was also the last goal he would score in a Chicago sweater.  Number 36 was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs on Sunday evening in exchange for 51st and 117th overall 2013 draft selections, as well as a fourth round pick in 2014.

Shortly after it was announced that Bolland had laced his skates in Chicago for the last time, the Blackhawks traded Michael Frolik to the Winnipeg Jets for the 74th and 134th overall draft picks.

Dave Bolland Stats:

2012-2013 GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
Regular Season 35 7 7 14 -7 22 1 0 1 46 15.2
Postseason 18 3 3 6 -2 24 0 0 1 29 10.3

Michael Frolik Stats:

2012-2013 GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
Regular Season 45 3 7 10 5 8 0 0 1 98 3.1
Postseason 23 3 7 10 1 6 0 1 1 46 6.5

The Blackhawks made 8 selections in the 2013 NHL Draft with their additional picks from the trades of Bolland and Frolik.  Chicago picked up three defensemen and five forwards over the weekend.

2013 Blackhawks Entry Level Draft Breakdown:

*Information below via Chicago Blackhawks official website.  Quotes from Blackhawks amateur scouts: jim mckellar, niklas blomgren, and mike doneghey.  For more on draft picks click here.*

Ryan Hartman (RW)

  • Acquired: Round 1, 30th overall.
  • Current Team: Plymouth Whalers (OHL)

“Ryan’s a really competitive, honest two-way guy.” – McKellar

Carl Dahlstrom (D)

  • Acquired: Round 2, 51st overall.
  • Current Team: Linkoping Jr. (SWE)

“He’s big, he’s mobile, he plays a simple and effective game.” – Blomgren

John Hayden (C)

  • Acquired: Round 3, 74th overall.
  • Current Team: USNTDP U18 (USHL)

“Big power forward, strong with a lot of character.” -Doneghey

Robin Norell (D)

  • Acquired: Round 4, 111th overall.
  • Current Team: Djurgarden Jr. (SWE)

“High, high character– he’ll do whatever it takes to get to the next level.” – Blomgren

Tyler Motte (C)

  • Acquired: Round 4, 121st overall.
  • Current Team: USNTDP U18 (USHL)

“He’s scored at every level, but he brings an intensity that’s second to nobody.” – Doneghey

Luke Johnson (C)

  • Acquired: Round 5, 134th overall.
  • Current Team: Lincoln Stars (USHL)

Gold-medal winner with Team USA at World Junior- A Challenge, ranked 6th on Lincoln with 46 points (19G, 27A) in 57 regular season games, leading team with 9 power-play tallies.

Anthony Louis (C)

  • Acquired: Round 6, 181st overall.
  • Current Team: USNTDP U18 (USHL)

“He has outside speed and he’s not afraid to drive to the middle, so he gets a lot of points from the paint.” -Doneghey

Robin Press (D)

  • Acquired: Round 7, 211th overall.
  • Current Team: Sodertalje (SWE)

“He’s got a lot of upside, with his size and willingness to try things offensively.” – Blomgren

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