The Winnipeg Jets' have made ripples at today's NHL Draft, first by selecting defenceman Josh Morrissey with their first round pick before moving picks 74 and 134 for Chicago Blackhawks winger Michael Frolik.
Last season Frolik amassed ten points in forty-five regular season games before matching that output in the playoffs en route to his first Stanley Cup Championship.
With the seventy-fourth pick, the Blackhawks selected American born centre John Hayden of the USNTDP program. Pick one hundred and thirty-four was used on yet another American centre in Luke Johnson.
Here are some thoughts from Twitter on the trade:
Frolik was a 2006 first-rounder taken 10th overall by Florida. Went 3-7-10 in 23 playoff games this season.— PATRICK WILLIAMS (@pwilliamsNHL) June 30, 2013
Welp, farewell Frolik. Thanks for the derpy smiles, cute celebrations, and surprise, half-naked, party boy pictures. You'll be missed.— Rae (@QUEENCRASH) June 30, 2013