Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman made a change to the team’s lineup by acquiring left-handed defenseman Olli Maatta from the Penguins in exchange for winger Dominik Kahun and a fifth-round pick in this year’s draft.
Maatta, who turns 25 years old in August, is signed for three more seasons at a $4.083-million salary cap hit. The soon-to-be 24-year-old Kahun has one more year left on his entry-level contract worth $925,000. The move leaves Chicago without a fifth-round pick in this year’s draft and six total.
According to CapFriendly.com, the Blackhawks now have $17.23 million in cap space.