The Chicago Blackhawks traded forward Marian Hossa to the Arizona Coyotes in a seven-player trade Thursday.
Chicago acquired forwards Marcus Kruger, MacKenzie Entwistle, Joran Maletta and defenseman Andrew Campbell and a 2019 fifth-round pick, in exchange for Hossa, forward Vinnie Hinostroza, defenseman Jordan Oesterle and a 2019 third-round pick.
After announcing the trade, the Hawks released the following statement about Hossa, who won three Stanley Cups with Chicago after signing as a free agent in July 2009.
#Blackhawks statement on Marian Hossa: pic.twitter.com/WYnXQkpZzg— Chris Kuc (@ChrisKuc) July 12, 2018
Your contributions to the #Blackhawks will never be forgotten. We’ve watched you hoist three Stanley Cups with our team, and you will forever be connected to the Blackhawks.— Chicago Blackhawks (@NHLBlackhawks) July 12, 2018
On behalf of our entire organization, thank you Marian Hossa! pic.twitter.com/TTo2kv2iqA
Hossa played eight seasons with Chicago from 2009-17. He recorded 415 points (186 goals, 229 assists in 534 regular-season games and had 21 goals and 52 assists in 107 playoff contests.
Hossa’s playing days came to an end before the 2017-18 NHL season, the team said he wouldn’t play because of a progressive skin disorder caused by an allergic reaction to his hockey equipment. In May this year, he told Slovakia newsoutlet Novy cas he would “not play hockey anymore.”