Mon, Feb 26, 2018 at 2:59pm


The Boston Bruins acquired forward Tommy Wingels from the Chicago Blackhawks for a conditional fifth-round draft pick in 2019.

What does it give the Boston Bruins
The Bruins already added Rick Nash to play a top-six winger role, and veteran Brian Gionta was signed for leadership and depth at right wing, so the addition of Wingels continues the forward depth narrative. Wingels can play all three forward positions, which gives coach Bruce Cassidy plenty of options down the stretch.

What does it give the Chicago Blackhawks
Chicago is not used to acquiring draft picks for roster players at this time of the year, but reality set in for General Manager Stan Bowman this time around. He was able to parlay Wingels, a versatile forward acquired as a free agent last summer, into a future draft pick (and asset). Bowman must now do more than tinkering.

Fantasy impact
Wingels will play a depth role in Boston, so his playing time and role will likely be inconsistent down the stretch. He should be avoided in virtually all fantasy formats.

Player focus

Chicago Blackhawks

a conditional fifth-round draft pick in 2019

Boston Bruins

Tommy Wingels W/C