The Chicago Blackhawks traded their 2019 fifth-round pick to Montreal in exchange for the 139th pick in this year’s draft to select Finnish center Mikael Hakkarainen.
It was the second trade of the day for general manager Stan Bowman, who also sent the Nos. 87 and 142 picks to the Arizona Coyotes for the No. 74 pick to draft Finnish winger Niklas Nordgren.
Hakkarainen, 20, scored 15 goals and 46 points in 36 games this past season for the Muskegon Lumberjacks in the USHL. The 6-foot-1, 194-pound center started his USHL career with the Chicago Steel in 2016 before being traded to Muskegon.
The Espoo, Finland native is committed to play for Providence College next season.
Hakkarainen is the first center drafted in the fifth round by Chicago since Andrew Shaw in 2011. Shaw, who was also drafted 139th overall, won two Stanley Cups with the Hawks in 2013 and 2015 before being traded to Montreal.