On June 23, 2017, the Chicago Blackhawks completed two of the worst trades in team history, dealing both Niklas Hjalmarsson and Artemi Panarin.
Three years ago, the Chicago Blackhawks made two trades that ultimately changed the course of where the franchise was headed. Coming off three Stanley Cup victories in six years, Niklas Hjalmarsson was critical for the Blackhawks blue line.
In ten seasons, he accumulated 23 goals with 120 assists for 143 points. Oddly enough, Hjalmarsson never scored a power-play goal during all that time, but he was so good at giving up his body to deny the opposition a shot on net.