TAMPA, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Lightning have acquired defenseman Jan Rutta in a commerce with the Chicago Blackhawks.
NHL-leading Tampa Bay additionally received a 2019 seventh-round draft choose from Chicago in trade for defenseman Slater Koekkoek and a fifth-round choice on this yr’s draft.
The 28-year-old Rutta had 2 targets and four assists in 23 video games with the Blackhawks this season. He additionally has hung out within the minors.
Koekkoek was chosen by Tampa Bay with the 10th choose within the 2012 draft. The 24-year-old Koekkoek has 5 targets and 9 assists in 85 profession NHL video games.
The commerce was introduced Friday.