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Hurricanes Acquire Teuvo Teravainen And Bryan Bickell From Blackhawks

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Carolina sends a second round pick in this year's draft and a third round pick in 2017 to Chicago.

The Hurricanes just acquired Teuvo Teravainen from the Blackhawks
The Hurricanes just acquired Teuvo Teravainen from the Blackhawks
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Things are getting more and more interesting Canes Country!

The Carolina Hurricanes just announced the acquisition of Teuvo Teravainen and Bryan Bickell from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for a second round pick in the 2016 draft and a third round pick in 2017.

The second round pick is the one picked up from the Rangers in the Eric Staal deal and is number 50 overall.  The Canes keep their 43rd overall pick in next week's draft.

The deal frees up some cap space for the Hawks.  Bickell is under contract for $4.5 million this coming season and has a cap hit of $4 million.  He will be a free agent after next season.  The 6'4 forward played half a year in the AHL last season and had 16 goals and 31 points in 47 games for Rockford.

Teravainen is a promising, 21-year-old prospect from Finland who put up 13 goals and 22 assists in 78 games in his first full NHL season last year.

Perhaps he and Sebastian Aho will be a very dangerous tandem for the Canes.

The Finn has one more year left on his entry-level deal and then he will be a restricted free agent.

We will have more about this as we get more information.  The team's presser follows:

‘CANES ACQUIRE TERAVAINEN, BICKELL FROM CHICAGO

Carolina sends 2016 second-round and 2017 third-round picks to Blackhawks

RALEIGH, NC – Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has acquired forwards Teuvo Teravainen (TAY-voh tair-uh-VIGH-nehn) and Bryan Bickell from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for a 2016 second-round draft pick and a 2017 third-round draft pick.

"This deal allowed us to use some of our collected draft picks to improve our group of forwards for the coming season by added two Stanley Cup champions," said Francis. "Teuvo is a young, highly-skilled player still on his entry-level contract who is coming off of a strong first full NHL season, and Bryan is a veteran who has experienced great success in his career. Both players give our organization more options and flexibility among the forward ranks."

Teravainen, 21, scored 13 goals and earned 22 assists (35 points) in 78 games with the Blackhawks in 2015-16, his first full NHL season. The Helsinki native split the prior season between Chicago and its American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Rockford IceHogs, and has totaled 17 goals and 27 assists (44 points) in 115 career NHL regular-season games. Teravainen (5’11", 178 lbs.) raised the Stanley Cup with the Blackhawks in 2015, earning 10 points (4g, 6a) in 18 games during Chicago’s playoff run. He has represented Finland at many international competitions, and served as captain of his country’s team that captured the gold medal at the 2014 World Junior Championship. Chicago drafted Teravainen in the first round, 18th overall, in the 2012 NHL Draft.

Bickell, 30, split the 2015-16 season between Chicago and Rockford, earning two assists in 25 games with the Blackhawks, and totaling 31 points (15g, 16a) in 47 games with the IceHogs. The Bowmanville, Ont., native was a member Chicago’s Stanley Cup-winning teams in 2010, 2013 and 2015, and he has scored 20 goals and earned 19 assists in 75 career NHL playoff games. Bickell (6’4", 223 lbs.) was drafted by Chicago in the second round, 41st overall, in the 2004 NHL Draft, and has scored 65 goals and earned 70 assists in 384 NHL career regular-season games with the Blackhawks.

Teravainen’s and Bickell’s career statistics are below.

The 2016 second-round pick that has been traded to the Blackhawks originally belonged to the New York Rangers and will be the 50th overall pick in the upcoming draft. Carolina acquired the pick along with New York’s 2017 second-round pick and forward Aleksi Saarela on Feb. 28, 2016, in exchange for Eric Staal. The 2017 third-round pick that has been traded to Chicago originally belonged to the Blackhawks and was acquired by the Hurricanes in the Sept. 11, 2015, trade that brought Kris Versteeg and Joakim Nordstrom to Carolina.

For information about Hurricanes ticket packages, please visit www.CarolinaHurricanes.com/tickets, or call 1-866-NHL-CANES (1-866-645-2263).

TEUVO TERAVAINEN’S CAREER STATISTICS

REGULAR SEASON                         PLAYOFFS

YEAR      TEAM                           LEAGUE        GP      G       A     PTS     PIM            GP      G       A     PTS     PIM

2009-10   Jokerit U18                   Fin-U18          29      16      14      30         6                4        0        4        4          0

2010-11   Jokerit U18                   Fin-U18           4        1        3        4          2                1        0        1        1         25

Jokerit Jr.                     Fin-Jr.             26       3       17      20         8                8        1        4        5          4

2011-12   Jokerit Jr.                     Fin-Jr.             11      12       8       20         4                2        1        1        2          0

Kiekko-Vantaa             Finland-2        3        1        2        3          0                -         -         -         -           -

Jokerit                        Finland           40      11       7       18         6                9        2        4        6          0

2012-13   Kiekko-Vantaa             Finland-2        1        0        1        1          0                -         -         -         -           -

Jokerit                        Finland           44      13      18      31         6                6        1        1        2          0

2013-14 Jokerit                        Finland           49       9       35      44        12               2        0        0        0          0

Chicago                       NHL                 3        0        0        0          0                -         -         -         -           -

Rockford                      AHL                  5        2        0        2          2                -         -         -         -           -

2014-15   Chicago                       NHL                34       4        5        9          2               18       4        6       10         0

Rockford                      AHL                 39       6       19      25         6                -         -         -         -           -

2015-16   Chicago                       NHL                78      13      22      35        20               7        0        1        1          0        

NHL TOTALS (3 seasons)                       115     17      27      44        22              25       4        7       11         0

BRYAN BICKELL’S CAREER STATISTICS

REGULAR SEASON                         PLAYOFFS

YEAR      TEAM                           LEAGUE        GP      G       A     PTS     PIM            GP      G       A     PTS     PIM

2002-03   Ottawa                         OHL                50       7       10      17         4               20       5        3        8         12

2003-04   Ottawa                         OHL                59      20      16      36        76               7        3        0        3         11

2004-05   Ottawa                         OHL                66      22      32      54        95              21       5       12      17        32

2005-06   Ottawa                         OHL                41      28      22      50        41               -         -         -         -           -

Windsor                       OHL                26      17      16      33        19               7        5        5       10        10

2006-07   Chicago                       NHL                 3        2        0        2          0                -         -         -         -           -

Norfolk                        AHL                 48      10      15      25        66               2        0        0        0          0

2007-08   Chicago                       NHL                 4        0        0        0          2                -         -         -         -           -

Rockford                      AHL                 73      19      20      39        52              12       2        3        5         11

2008-09   Rockford                      AHL                 42       6        8       14        60               4        0        2        2          4

2009-10   Chicago                       NHL                16       3        1        4          5                4        0        1        1          2

Rockford                      AHL                 65      16      15      31        58               -         -         -         -           -

2010-11   Chicago                       NHL                78      17      20      37        40               5        2        2        4          0

2012-13   Orli Znojmo                 Austria            28       9       18      27        14               -         -         -         -           ­-

Chicago                       NHL                48       9       14      23        25              23       9        8       17        14

2013-14   Chicago                       NHL                59      11       4       15        28              19       7        3       10         8

2014-15   Chicago                       NHL                80      14      14      28        38              18       0        5        5         14

2015-16   Chicago                       NHL                25       0        2        2          2                -         -         -         -           -

Rockford                      AHL                 47      15      16      31        23               3        0        1        1          2

NHL TOTALS (8 seasons)                       384     65      70     135      188             75      20      19      39        42