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Trade Details
PREDS PICK UP HARTMAN IN A 5-PLAYER DEAL Monday, February 26, 2018
The Nashville Predators acquired forward Ryan Hartman and a fifth-round draft pick in 2018 from the Chicago Blackhawks for forward Victor Ejdsell, a first-round draft pick in 2018 and a fourth-round draft pick in 2018.
What does it give the Nashville Predators?
This is a big move for Nashville, since they are primed for another long run to the Stanley Cup finals. Hartman should help here, as he plays the type of in-your-face, up-and-down style that the Preds like. Nashville paid a steep price here, but they are clearly gunning for their first Stanley Cup in franchise history.
What does it give the Chicago Blackhawks?
Chicago received great value for Hartman, a local player who is still only 23 years old. He seemed to be part of the solution in the Windy City, not the problem, but the re-tooling Blackhawks decided to take a very good offer. Ejdsell was supposed to join Nashville in 2018-19, so now he will likely be in Chicago next season.
Fantasy Impact
The value for Hartman is probably on the rise, though he may have to settle for a fourth-line role in a loaded Nashville lineup. Ejdsell is definitely someone to keep an eye on for next season as a potential fantasy sleeper. He is expected to make the NHL roster, even though Chicago is likely to make other moves between now and then.
Player Focus

to Nashville Predators

to Chicago Blackhawks
Ryan Hartman
fifth-round draft pick in 2018
Victor Ejdsell
first-round draft pick in 2018
fourth-round draft pick in 2018