Janmark traded to Golden Knights by Blackhawks in three-team deal

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Mattias Janmark was acquired by the Vegas Golden Knights on Monday in a three-team trade involving the Chicago Blackhawks and San Jose Sharks.

Chicago traded the forward for a second-round pick in the 2021 NHL Draft and a third-round pick in the 2022 NHL Draft. 

The Sharks received a fifth-round pick in the 2022 draft from the Golden Knights for minor league defenseman Nick DeSimone.

Janmark has scored 19 points (10 goals, nine assists) in 41 games this season. The 28-year-old can become an unrestricted free agent after the season.

 

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Selected by the Detroit Red Wings in the third round (No. 79) of the 2013 NHL Draft, Janmark has scored 128 points (56 goals, 72 assists) in 338 regular-season games with the Blackhawks and Dallas Stars, and 12 points (four goals, 12 assists) in 45 Stanley Cup Playoff games. 

Chicago also acquired forward Adam Gaudette from the Vancouver Canucks on Monday for forward Matthew Highmore.

“Obviously your players, their value, is impacted by other trades,” Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman said. “When you find a team that’s interested in a player, you may get different value. It wasn’t consistent value across the board. You have to find the best match and Mattias has had a very good year, so there were a number of teams calling on him. Ultimately we found the best deal with Vegas and that’s why we eventually moved him there.”

DeSimone has not played in the NHL. Signed by the Sharks as an undrafted free agent, the 26-year-old has five assists in 14 games with the San Jose Barracuda of the American Hockey League this season.

The Golden Knights (27-11-2) are second in the Honda West Division, four points behind the Colorado Avalanche. Vegas visits the Los Angeles Kings on Monday (10 p.m. ET; SN1, BSW, ATTSN-RM, NHL.TV).

The Sharks (18-18-4), are sixth in the West, four points behind the fourth-place St. Louis Blues, and host the Anaheim Ducks on Monday (10:30 p.m. ET; NBCSCA, KCOP-13, BSW+, NHL.TV).

The Blackhawks (19-18-5) are fifth in the Discover Central Division, four points behind the fourth-place Nashville Predators, and visit the Columbus Blue Jackets on Monday (7 p.m. ET; NHLN, TVAS, BSOH, NBCSCH, NHL.TV).

The top four teams in each of the NHL’s four divisions qualify for the playoffs.

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