The Chicago Blackhawks continued the overhaul of their roster tonight, acquiring forwards Dale Weise and Tomas Fleischmann from the Montreal Canadiens for Phillip Danault and a second-round draft pick in 2018. Habs general manager Marc Bergevin spoke at length about being able to add Danault, and had this to say according to the official site of the Canadiens:
“Phillip Danault is a young and gifted player who will be part of our core group of young forwards for many years to come. I am very pleased to have him join our organization. As a member of the Blackhawks management group, I was instrumental in the selection of Phillip in the first round of the 2011 NHL Draft. Dale Weise and Tomas Fleischmann have both been good contributors to our team and I would like to wish them the best of luck with the Blackhawks’ organization.”
The 23-year-old forward has appeared in 32 career games with Chicago, and has scored one goal and added four helpers in that time.
Weise heads to Chicago with 56 games played this season. The 27-year-old forward is known as a tenacious player all over the ice, and has 14 goals and 12 points in 2015-16. Fleischmann is in the midst of another double-digit goal campaign, and has 638 regular season games under his belt.