The Chicago Blackhawks, in a very poor season for them, had one thing go right. They got the most out of Brandon Hagel who looked like a career AHL player before the year. They developed him into an NHL player that can play multiple roles.
In his time with Chicago this year, he was a pretty good goal scorer. That made him great trade bait at the 2022 NHL Trade Deadline. The Tampa Bay Lightning gave up two first-round picks and two NHL-ready prospects to get Hagel on their team.