After having the best record in the West during the regular season a year ago, the Blackhawks were swept by the Predators in the first round of the playoffs.
Hartman has 17 assists and eight goals for 25 points this season for the Blackhawks in 57 games.
All picks exchanged are for the 2018 draft.
"I always have a little bit of a pause when I do that", Poile said. So (the Blackhawks) have got to take care of themselves.
Chicago Blackhawks left wing Ryan Hartman (38) attempts a shot as Anaheim Ducks goaltender John Gibson (36) defends the net in the first period during a game between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Anaheim Ducks on February 15, 2018, at the United Center in Chicago, IL.
"It's disappointing, for sure", Chicago general manager Stan Bowman said. I think what we've been able to do here today is position ourselves to get some really high value assets. We'll keep you updated as this situation develops. Additionally, they Predators part ways with 22-year-old Victor Edjsell. The two grew up together, played multiple sports together, then cracked the lineup of their hometown team together.
Hartman notched his first career hat trick on January 8, 2017, against the Predators, but struggled against them in a four-game sweep by Nashville in the playoffs last season. He was held out of practice Monday while the deal was finalized. Also getting Victor Ejdsell is interesting.
The trade also had Chicago giving Nashville their fifth round pick in the 2018 draft. Those totals are lower compared to last season, where he scored 19 goals, 12 assists for 31 points. According to the Chicago Sun-Times' Mark Lazerus, the Blackhawks were eyeing him before he signed with Nashville.