Chicago Blackhawks: Grading four trades made on deadline day

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Chicago Blackhawks, Carl Soderberg
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The Chicago Blackhawks did a good job handling the Carl Soderberg trade.

The Chicago Blackhawks made an unpopular signing when they brought in Carl Soderberg. He was brought in to replace Kirby Dach after his injury diagnosis came back as something serious. Instead of using someone young in the meantime, they allowed Soderberg to play and it actually paid off for them. He was pretty good in his short stint and that allowed the Blackhawks to sell as high as they possibly could on him.

The Hawks traded him back to the Colorado Avalanche who had him earlier in his career. He spent more time with Colorado than any other team he has played for so he will be stepping into familiar territory. That team is loaded and ready to compete for the Stanley Cup right now so adding some depth like Soderberg might really help.

Josh Dickinson is a piece that may never make it to the NHL but he could still develop late. Ryder Rolston is someone that is really young and could be a good piece in the long term. He is a 19-year-old player that was drafted in the 5th round of the 2020 NHL Draft. He is currently playing college hockey with Notre Dame. In the past, he spent time with the Waterloo Blackhawks and United States National Development Program. If he pans out to be a good NHL player, the Soderberg era will prove to be very valuable.

Trade Grade: B