BREAKING: Bruins Acquire Tommy Wingels From Blackhawks

Published February 26, 2018 at 4:40 PM

We have heard a lot from both Don Sweeney and Cam Neely about how much they love the chemistry of this Bruins team, but that did not stop them from being one of the most active teams at the trade deadline.

After trading for Rick Nash and Nick Holden, as well as signing Brian Gionta, the Bruins have acquired another depth forward in Tommy Wingels from the Chicago Blackhawks. Jay Zawaski of 670 AM The Score in Chicago was the first to report the details after Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet mentioned that the two sides were talking.

Wingels is a nice fourth line type player, even though he has been playing with Jonathan Toews and Brandon Saad the last few games.  He has seven goals, 12 points and 150 hits in 57 games with the Blackhawks this season.  He has 60 goals and 138 points in 430 games with the San Jose Sharks, Ottawa Senators and Blackhawks.  Wingels had two goals during the Sharks run to the 2016 Stanley Cup Final.

After a long delay, the team finally made the deal official. The draft pick is a conditional fifth-round pick in 2019.  It will become a fourth-round pick if the Bruins make it out of the first round of the playoffs or if Wingels, a pending unrestricted free agent, re-signs in Boston.
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