Toews and Kane make surprise visit to announce the pick.
Blackhawks lose a three-time Stanley Cup champion in Hjalmarsson, but gain a two-time champ in Saad.
Stan Bowman has seen a lot of Connor Murphy during his time with USA Hockey. Now, Bowman will watch a lot more of him with the Blackhawks.
Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman said Friday’s moves were more about getting younger and looking to the future.
One of the first calls Saad received after the trade was from Toews, his old linemate.
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Blackhawks president John McDonough and Patrick Kane had similar reactions to the recent Marian Hossa developments.