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Blackhawks and Devils pull off a player for player trade at the draft!

We have another deal.

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After all the trades that we have seen this morning this one will likely fly under the radar for most. 

The Chicago Blackhawks have announced a relatively minor trade, especially by today's standards, revealing that they have come to terms on a player for player deal with the New Jersey Devils. The Blackhawks have officially announced the acquisition of forward John Quenneville from the Devils and in exchange for Quenneville the Blackhawks will be sending forward John Hayden back the other way. Unsurprisingly there have already been all kinds of jokes and memes made about the fact that "Quenneville" is headed back to Chicago.

This trade likely won't have a big impact on either franchise as both men have been serving in a depth role within their respective organizations, and that is very unlikely to change moving forward. Hayden is 24 years old and a former 3rd round draft pick (selected 74th overall by the Chicago Blackhawks at the 2013 National Hockey League Entry Draft, and appeared in 54 games for the Blackhawks last season. He only picked up 3 goals and 2 assists for a total of 5 points over that time, and finished with a plus minus rating of -12 on the season.

Quenneville is a year younger, plays a more valuable position as a center, and is of course a former 1st round draft selection of the New Jersey Devils (selected 30th overall at the 2014 NHL Entry Draft). Quenneville played just 19 games at the NHL level last season, picking up a single goal and finishing with a plus minus rating of -1 on the season. Quenneville obviously has the better pedigree but has been unable to make it work at the NHL level thus far. 

Not likely to be a trade that will be discussed much beyond today's announcement.