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Trade: Blackhawks acquire Bouchard, Regin from Islanders for a draft pick

Feb 6, 2014, 10:58 PM EDT

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In the words of NHL commissioner Gary Bettman: “We have a trade to announce.”

The Chicago Blackhawks added depth up front, acquiring forwards Pierre-Marc Bouchard and Peter Regin from the New York Islanders in exchange for a fourth-round pick in the 2014 NHL Draft.

According to hockey insider Pierre LeBrun, the Islanders will retain 50 per cent of salary and cap hit for both Bouchard and Regin.

Bouchard is on a one-year contract with a cap hit of $2 million, as per Capgeek.com. Regin is also on a one-year deal, but with a cap hit of $750,000.

The 29-year-old Bouchard, a former first-round draft pick, has seen his offensive production slip off dramatically over the years. He has four goals and nine points in 28 games for New York. He had been on loan to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers in the American Hockey League since December.

Regin, 27, has two goals and seven points in 44 games.

  1. no - Feb 6, 2014 at 11:40 PM

    …cause if there’s one thing the blackhawks are lacking it’s forward depth

    must be to keep pressure on guys like bickell I guess

    • dirt2013 - Feb 7, 2014 at 9:32 AM

      Or maybe is the first of more moves?

  2. jpat2424 - Feb 7, 2014 at 9:01 AM

    Not sure about this

  3. westinpat - Feb 7, 2014 at 9:53 AM

    Just a fourth round pick?

  4. jpelle82 - Feb 7, 2014 at 10:11 AM

    more to come? they arent looking to shed contracts of $$ so why give up two roster players for a 4th round pick? pretty random trade

  5. parasolmonster - Feb 7, 2014 at 10:30 AM

    Rockford needs a push, they’re about to lose their grasp on the eighth seed!

  6. pftfan - Feb 7, 2014 at 11:04 AM

    They’re clearing roster spots for all the kids from Bridgeport who will likely be called up after the break.

    Regin was a healthy scratch on most nights and Bouchard cleared waivers one month ago. That they even got a draft pick for that level of non-production is surprising.

  7. dewman8810 - Feb 8, 2014 at 12:39 PM

    That doesn’t even make sense… A fourth round draft pick for Regin and Bouchard… both of which are decent NHL players. AND the Islanders retaining some salary???? Might as well just have gotten a bag of pucks back.

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