It was a very busy trade deadline for the Blackhawks at the 2021 trade deadline, with four moves on Monday combining with two prior trades that shuffled a ton of pieces within the organization.
Chicago GM Stan Bowman was incredibly busy, shipping off a slew of veterans on expiring contracts while bringing in several draft picks, a couple young prospects and even re-acquiring a former Blackhawks draft pick (and Chicago area native) with the first of his many moves. For a team that maintains it is keeping its focus on the long-term, it was exactly the type of activity to be expected. Perhaps the biggest thing that the Blackhawks avoided over this stretch is tying up their own financial situation with long-term contracts that have crippled the team’s agility for player acquisitions in the past.
Here’s everything you need to know about how things unfolded for the Blackhawks leading up to — and including — Monday’s deadline.