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Chicago Blackhawks trade Jake McCabe and Sam Lafferty to the Toronto Maple Leafs

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February 27, 2023

While we all wait for the Patrick Kane trade to officially go down (which likely can’t happen until Wednesday at the earliest) Kyle Davidson and the Blackhawks are still getting deals done.

Davidson traded defenseman Jake McCabe (50% retained), forward Sam Lafferty, a 2024 fifth-round pick (conditional) and a 2025 fifth-round pick (conditional) to Toronto on Monday afternoon for forwards Joey Anderson, Pavel Gogolev, a 2025 first-round pick (Top 10 protected, moves to a 2026 1st) and a 2026 second-round pick.

Here are the conditions of the picks, according to NBC Sports Chicago’s Charlie Roumeliotis.

• The Blackhawks will transfer the latest of any 2024 fifth-round picks in their possession to the Maple Leafs.

• In the event that McCabe plays in fewer than 50 percent of his team’s playoffs games in 2022-23 or fewer than 25 percent of his team’s games in the 2023-24 regular season, the Blackhawks will transfer their own third-round pick in 2025 instead of their fifth-round pick in 2025.

Anderson, 24, has three points (2G, 1A) in 14 games with the Leafs this season. With the AHL’s Toronto Marlies, he’s registered 14G, 13A in 30 games.

Gogolev, 23, will report to the Rockford IceHogs. The Moscow-native has played in one AHL game with the Marlies this season and has 48 points (21G, 27A) in 33 games with the Newfoundland Growlers of the ECHL.

With this trade, the Blackhawks now have six first-round and six second-round picks over the next three seasons, with likely more to come.

In case you missed it, the Blackhawks sent defenseman Jack Johnson back to the Colorado Avalanche on Sunday night in exchange for defenseman Andreas Englund, who is with the team in Anaheim for Monday night’s game.

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