Sun, Jun 30, 2013 at 7:20pm


The Winnipeg Jets acquired winger Michael Frolik from the Chicago Blackhawks for a third-round draft pick (74th overall) in 2013 and a fifth-round draft pick (174th overall) in 2013.

What does it give the Winnipeg Jets
Frolik proved to be an invaluable bottom-six winger and penalty-killer for the Stanley Cup champions, but the Jets will probably use him in a more two-way role on one of their top three lines. He brings more winning pedigree to a team that already boasts Chicago castoffs {P Andrew Ladd} and {P Dustin Byfuglien}. This was a solid move for a team that needs to improve their role players.

What does it give the Chicago Blackhawks
The Blackhawks got two future assets here, which is a good haul for a fourth-line winger (albeit a very valuable performer for them in 2013). Chicago's cap issues necessitated this move, as well as trading {P Dave Bolland} to Toronto. This is a by-product of winning a Stanley Cup but it has served Chicago well, since they did something similar after winning the Cup back in 2010.

Fantasy impact
Look for Frolik's ice time and value increase with the Jets, as will his fantasy value. His departure should also mean more opportunities in Chicago for the likes of {P Ben Smith}, {P Jimmy Hayes}, {P Daniel Carcillo} and {P Jeremy Morin}.

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Chicago Blackhawks

a third-round draft pick in 2013

a fifth-round draft pick in 2013