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Islanders complete draft pick swap with Blackhawks, add second-round pick

May 26, 2024, 2:04 AM ET [209 Comments]
Ben Shelley
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The New York Islanders announced a trade with the Chicago Blackhawks, featuring a swap of 2024 draft picks.


In the deal, the Islanders moved back two spots in the first round, from 18th to 20th, as well as four spots in the second round, from 50th to 54th. As a part of the deal, Chicago will also send the Islanders an additional second round pick, at 61st overall.

It’s obviously a minor move, but for moving back a total of only six spots between the two pick swaps, the Islanders did really well in adding an extra second-round pick. New York’s prospect pool is very thin, and they don’t have an abundance of draft picks, with this being an easy method towards improving that issue.




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