Blackhawks trade Jan Rutta to Lightning for Slater Koekkoek

Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Slater Koekkoek celebrates after scoring a goal. (Chris O'Meara/AP)

The Chicago Blackhawks have acquired defenceman Slater Koekkoek and a 2019 fifth-round pick from the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for defenceman Jan Rutta and a 2019 seventh-round pick, the Blackhawks announced.

Koekkoek has recorded one point in nine games this season for Tampa Bay, while Rutta has tallied two goals and four assists in 23 games with the Blackhawks.

Acquire:
Acquire:
When submitting content, please abide by our submission guidelines, and avoid posting profanity, personal attacks or harassment. Should you violate our submissions guidelines, we reserve the right to remove your comments and block your account. Sportsnet reserves the right to close a story’s comment section at any time.