Oduya Returns To Blackhawks

Oduya1By Randy Holndoner (@bhawkschatter)

The Chicago Blackhawks reacquired defensemen, Johnny Oduya today from the Dallas Stars for forward Mark McNeill and a conditional 4th round pick.

Oduya, a member of the 2013 & 2015 Stanley Cup championships will most likely be reunited with fellow Swede, Niklas Hjalmarsson.  The addition of Oduya now gives the Blackhawks at minimum, five veteran defensemen that can play 20+ minutes and play solid defense.  A huge factor during a long playoff run.

The 4th round pick becomes a 3rd round pick if the Blackhawks win two rounds and Oduya plays in 50 percent or more of the games.  Dallas will retain 50% of Oduya’s salary.

Stan Bowman works yet another trade deadline move to strengthen for another Cup run.

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