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Vancouver Canucks, Chicago Blackhawks swap forwards Adam Gaudette, Matthew Highmore

Mar 17, 2021; Ottawa, Ontario, CAN; Vancouver Canucks center Adam Gaudette (96) scores on Ottawa Senators goalie Filip Gustavsson (30) in a shootout at the Canadian Tire Centre. Mandatory Credit: Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 17, 2021; Ottawa, Ontario, CAN; Vancouver Canucks center Adam Gaudette (96) scores on Ottawa Senators goalie Filip Gustavsson (30) in a shootout at the Canadian Tire Centre. Mandatory Credit: Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports

The Canucks and Blackhawks swapped forwards on Monday, with Matthew Highmore headed to Vancouver and Adam Gaudette going to Chicago.

Highmore has appeared in 24 games this season for the Blackhawks, recording two assists and six penalty minutes. In 73 regular-season games in Chicago, the 25-year-old has 10 points (four goals, six assists) and 12 penalty minutes.

He originally was signed by the Blackhawks as an undrafted free agent in March 2017.

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Gaudette, 24, has seven points (four games, three assists) with the Canucks this season. He has 52 points (21 goals, 31 assists) and 67 penalty minutes since Vancouver selected him in the fifth round of the 2015 draft.

He won the 2018 Hobey Baker Award as the nation’s top college player when he played with Northeastern University.

–Field Level Media

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