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Blackhawks trade Graham Knott to Penguins for Joseph Cramarossa

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Knott, a 2015 second-round pick, never played a game for Chicago.

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The Blackhawks made a minor-league trade Wednesday by trading forward Graham Knott to the Penguins in exchange for forward Joseph Cramarossa.

Cramarossa will report to the Rockford IceHogs in the AHL. His $700,000 two-way contract runs through the end of this season.

Knott played two seasons with the IceHogs after his junior career ended with winning the Memorial Cup with the Windsor Spitfires in 2017. The 22-year-old scored only eight goals and 14 assists in 126 AHL games. He tallied five goals and nine points in 13 ECHL games this season for the Indy Fuel.

Chicago selected Knott in the second round (54th overall) of the 2015 NHL draft with a compensation pick for not signing 2010 first-round pick Kevin Hayes.

Cramarossa has two goals and three points in nine AHL games this season. The 27-year-old has primarily played in the AHL with 72 points (32 goals, 49 assists) in 294 games since being drafted in the third round of the 2011 NHL draft by the Ducks. He had four goals and 10 points in 59 NHL games between the Ducks and Canucks during the 2016-17 season.

The move comes only three days after IceHogs captain Kris Versteeg mutually agreed to terminate his contract with the team. Cramarossa served as an alternate captain for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton last season.

Chicago’s 2015 draft class

2nd round: Knott — 2 AHL seasons, never played in NHL

3rd round: Dennis Gilbert — 4 NHL games (3 this season), in second AHL season

4th round: Ryan Shea — In senior season at Northeastern University

5th round: Radovan Bondra — 7 AHL games in 2 seasons, 66 ECHL games, now in Slovakia

6th round: Roy Radke — Never signed, left for SaiPa in Finland’s Liiga

6th round: Joni Tuulola — In second full AHL season

7th round: John Dahlstrom — Never signed, returned to Sweden