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Blackhawks move from 20th to 18th in draft via trade with Islanders

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The Chicago Blackhawks moved up two spots from 20th to 18th in the first round of the 2024 NHL Draft after making a deal with the New York Islanders on Friday, the teams announced.

Here's the full trade (all picks are in 2024):

CHI receives NYI receives
Pick No. 18 Pick No. 20
Pick No. 50 Pick No. 54
Pick No. 61

The Blackhawks also move up four spots in the second round. The Islanders, meanwhile, gain an additional second-round pick for moving down a total of six spots.

The 20th pick originally belonged to the Tampa Bay Lightning as part of the Brandon Hagel trade in 2022. Picks 54 and 61 originally belonged to the Los Angeles Kings and Vancouver Canucks, respectively.

Chicago also holds the No. 2 pick in the draft and still possesses its own second- and third-round picks.

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