Another team enters Ilya Mikheyev trade!

Another team enters Ilya Mikheyev trade!

More developments in this major transaction:

Chris Gosselin


Earlier tonight, reports emerged that a significant trade was taking place between the Vancouver Canucks and Chicago Blackhawks. The talk was that the Canucks were sending forward Ilya Mikheyev and the rights to Sam Lafferty, along with a second-round pick in 2025 as a sweetener to Chicago in return for a fourth round pick in 2027.

The trade was pending, especially since, Mikheyev, who signed a four-year, $19 million contract in summer 2022, holds a no-trade clause and needed to accept the move.

However now, it has been reported that another team involved in trade discussions with Vancouver on Mikheyev that is also on his no-trade list.

“He may have a decision to make here.”

It was recently confirmed by Mikheyev’s agent, Dan Milstein, that the forward’s camp was helping the Canucks finding a trade partner to pull the trigger on a deal this summer.

Thanks to injuries and a lot of time missed, Mikheyev finished with 11 goals total last season. While he remains a dependable defensive player, the decline in his scoring touch has pushed him out of Vancouver and onto the trade block.

During his first season with the club, he was sidelined with an ACL injury and he posted 13 goals and 28 points in 46 games before sustaining the injury.

LATEST TRADE UPDATE: However, late on Wednesday evening, it was confirmed that Mikheyev has waived his no-trade clause for the trade to Chicago.

The team that was reportedly in the mix in the last hour of the pending transaction remains, for now, unknown.
Mikheyev is now Connor Bedard’s teammate with the Blackhawks.