/ by Jordan Hall. Hartman, a left wing, has 25 points (eight goals, 17 assists) in 57 games played with Chicago this season. Anytime the Predators’ need for offense is brought up, the first player pointed to is Eeli Tolvanen, their 19-year-old prospect recently called-up to the NHL. The Predators acquired Hartman and a fifth-round pick from Chicago for forward Victor Ejdsell, a first-round pick and a fourth-round pick. Meanwhile, Stastney may never develop into an NHL player and is at least three more seasons away from joining the Predators. The reasons for this being a good move for the Predators are pretty straightforward. Ejdsell is a 6-foot-5, 214-pound Swedish forward who went undrafted and the Predators signed him to an entry-level contract in May 2017 after being pursued by the Predators, Blackhawks, and Detroit Red Wings. Following his trade to the Blackhawks, he joined the team after his season ended in Sweden and played six games with the NHL club and five with Chicago’s AHL affiliate, the Rockford IceHogs. There were multiple pieces going both ways and each individual piece could impact how the trade is viewed moving forward. The truth is that making an accurate assessment on this trade will take several years. Last season was the final year of Hartman’s entry-level contract. Trade: #Preds acquire winger Ryan Hartman from #Blackhawks. Let me know in the comments below. Those offensive totals have been reached with averages of 1.12 goals-per-60 and 1.76 points-per-60 in all situations, both second-best of his career. (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers). One year removed from finishing first in the Western Conference with 109 points, the Blackhawks are in last place in the Central Division. When the Nashville Predators acquired Ryan Hartman from the Chicago Blackhawks at last season’s trade deadline for prospect Victor Ejdsell and two draft picks, it was met with mixed reactions. He is known as an excellent shooter who doesn’t need volume to score as evident by the seven goals on 19 shots he had in last season’s postseason with Rockford. Plus, there’s his contract situation in coming years and what a long-term deal with him looks like. Hartman will be a restricted free agent at the end of the season. However, despite his size, he is still a plus skater and has soft hands that make him an asset around the net.eval(ez_write_tag([[728,90],'thehockeywriters_com-large-mobile-banner-2','ezslot_3',666,'0','0'])); The first round pick that went to the Blackhawks became the 27th overall selection after the Predators were ousted by the Winnipeg Jets in the second round of the playoffs. That's because the Flyers' general manager traded the restricted free agent on Monday to the Stars in exchange for forward Tyler Pitlick. So for now it still looks like a toss-up. Despite being a depth selection, he is lighting up the QMJHL. In six postseason games, he added another five points. With 11 points in 22 AHL games this season, he looks to be near NHL-ready and his size would have thrived in a middle-six role. Jun 24, 2019. That’s to be expected as Hartman is a middle-six forward and the team gave up three assets to acquire him. Related: Predators Need Tolvanen While Arvidsson is Out. He is currently having the best season of his career while playing in an increased role. Now 23 years old, Ejdsell entered the season with promise and has four goals and 11 points in 22 games so far. W. That's because the Flyers' general manager traded the restricted free agent on Monday to the Stars in exchange for forward Tyler Pitlick. Poile is hopeful that 2017 first-round pick Eeli Tolvanen will make his way to Nashville when his season with Jokerit of the KHL concludes.
The Flyers also received a 2020 fourth-round pick in that deal. On the Forecheck, a Predators blog, categorized the deal as an investment, not a rental. He is a strong skater but has room for improvement and is at-home quarterbacking a power play with his creativity and vision standing out. *All stats came from Hockey-Reference, Elite Prospects, and Natural Stat Trick. In his draft year, he scored 60 points in 56 games and averaged 1.05 points-per-game (P/G) in his OHL career. Fletcher extends Sanheim as Flyers begin taking care of RFAs, Brink should ease the pain over the Flyers' passing up of Caufield, A look at all 7 of the Flyers’ 2019 draft picks, Why Flyers drafted York over 72-goal phenom Caufield, Flyers draft USHL Player of the Year, rising defenseman Attard. He is undersized and won’t be close to NHL-ready for another three or four years. ell, Chuck Fletcher won't have to worry about re-signing Ryan Hartman. Only the New Jersey Devils had fewer such players and qualified for the postseason. It’s a tough building to play in when you’re the opposing team, but I’m excited to be in there wearing the yellow and playing in Nashville.”. (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers). Hartman is a 24-year-old winger whom the Blackhawks drafted in the first round of the 2013 Draft. So (the Blackhawks) have got to take care of themselves. Pitlick, a 27-year-old who can play center or winger, is 6-foot-2, 201 pounds and appeared in only 47 games last season because of wrist surgery in February. That means the Predators could have signed someone with a cap hit matching or less than Hartman’s. (Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports). He was a proven NHL talent with 27 goals and 57 points to his name prior to the trade and not a prospect with potential. He also uses his frame to stave off opponents and can protect the puck well. He finished with 12 points (eight goals, four assists) in 2018-19. All rights reserved. Wingels has 12 points (seven goals, five assists) in 57 games. All but Grabner had higher scoring rates following their trades than Hartman did. Founded in 2009, The Hockey Writers is a premier destination for news and information on everything hockey. (photo courtesy Quebec Remparts). Kurashev, the fourth rounder, is also emerging into a serious prospect and is lighting up the QMJHL, admittedly a league with high-scoring rates, but it still shows how productive he is. “In the case of Victor, he’s not that far away from contributing. “We wanted a little bit of sandpaper in our lineup that could play at a higher level than a fourth-line type player. He was also named to the second all-star team. We don’t want to be in this position, obviously, but you are where you are.”. He also represented the United States at the U-18 World Championships and totaled five points in seven games. Following the trade, Hartman appeared in 21 regular season games with the Predators with three goals and three assists, well below the scoring rates he had in his Blackhawks career.
This past offseason, the Edmonton Oilers signed him to a one-year, $650,000 contract and all that he’s done is score 11 goals, including three on the man advantage, and 13 points. “Obviously something was going on, but I’m really excited,” he told Canada’s TSN. While that 36.8 shooting percentage is unsustainable, his accuracy and release were two aspects that scouts complimented prior to the Predators signing him.
Well, Chuck Fletcher won't have to worry about re-signing Ryan Hartman.
Chicago used that pick to select defenseman Nicolas Beaudin of the QMJHL’s Drummondville Voltigeurs. Ahead of the draft, scouting reports complimented his ability to play a sound two-way game and recognized his breakout skills. Add to that the fact that Predators defensemen represented 29.8 percent of all points scored while the Tampa Bay Lightning, with the league’s number one offense, had 23.3 percent of its points scored by blueliners, and Nashville needed forward help. He also played in 13 AHL playoff games and totaled seven goals and 12 points. Regardless of what fans or writers thought at the time, the deal was never a slam dunk for either team. Of course all of those players were also free agents at season’s end, and only Kane re-signed with his new team, so they weren’t exactly what the Predators were seeking, but they did prove more valuable. Fletcher last week did not rule out the chance of a prospect taking a third-line winger spot in training camp. Realistically, the only prospect who would have sufficiently filled Hartman’s role was Ejdsell, but even he wasn’t ready to produce in the NHL at the levels Hartman did last season or has this season. Whether the trade was a good one for the Predators won’t be fully known for a few years until the prospects develop. The Blackhawks acquired Victor Ejdsell as the main piece going back in the Ryan Hartman trade. However, what’s interesting is that Bonino brings down both lines by the largest margin. "I'm a physical, north-skating player," Pitlick said, via Flyers public relations. He finished with one point for each club. He is capable of playing in all situations and zones, is tenacious on the forecheck while devoted to backchecking, is strong and difficult to move off the puck, and has high hockey intelligence.
According to CapFriendly.com, the Flyers have a little over $17 million in cap space. The defending Western Conference champion Predators are loading up at forward. All picks exchanged are for the 2018 draft. You have to sit here and try to plan for the future. And while he’s been known as somewhat reckless throughout his career, his 1.44 penalties taken per-60 are the lowest of his career while his 2.08 drawn penalties per-60 are second-highest. He was signed by Chicago on July 1, 2017. “This fits us,” Predators general manager David Poile said. yielded the Buffalo Sabres two draft picks, Predators Need Tolvanen While Arvidsson is Out, Maple Leafs News & Rumors: Over the Hill Gang, Pietrangelo, Simmonds & More, Jets Roster Hopefuls for the 2020-21 Season, Ottawa Senators Sign Evgenii Dadonov to Three-Year Contract, Lightning Director of Scouting Al Murray – Drafting a Cup-Winning Core, NHL Rumors: Maple Leafs, Bruins, Panthers, Hurricanes, More. Receive comprehensive coverage of your teams and stream the Flyers, Sixers and Phillies games easily on your device. Second City Hockey, a Blackhawks blog, referred to the trade as an offer the Blackhawks couldn’t refuse. He’s also averaging 13:55 of ice time and is shooting 14.6 percent, both career highs. And the team may not yet be done adding players.
Chiasson may be playing above his talent level, but the fact remains that he’s been more productive than Hartman in fewer games and has a smaller cap hit. This season, he’s off to an even better start with 19 points in 17 games and is third on the team in points-per-game.
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