The Chicago Blackhawks traded down from the No. 95 overall pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft, acquiring the No. 110 overall pick and a 2017 sixth-rounder from the New York Islanders on Saturday. The team now has nine picks for next year's draft, which is going to be held in Chicago.
After the trade of Andrew Shaw on Friday, GM Stan Bowman entered Day 2 of the 2016 draft armed with 10 picks. He used the first to select prospect Alex DeBrincat at No. 39 overall, a selection that could prove to be a steal given that DeBrincat was widely graded as a first-rounder.
By moving down 15 spots, the team lands an extra pick for next season, when the draft will be held close to home. The Hawks now have nine picks next season, including their own first- through sixth-round picks, as well as multiple picks in the fifth and sixth rounds.