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Anthony Beauvillier Traded: Former Islander Headed To Blackhawks

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The New York Islanders traded Anthony Beauvillier to the Vancouver Canucks last January, and he’s on the move again less than a year later.

According to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman, the Canucks are trading Beauvillier to the Chicago Blackhawks.

The return for Vancouver in exchange for Beauvillier is a 2024 fifth-round draft pick.

Alongside Mathew Barzal, Beauvillier was one of two first-round draft picks the Islanders made in 2015. However, aside from scoring the biggest goal in the franchise’s recent history during Game 6 of the 2021 Stanley Cup Semi-Final, Beauvillier’s tenure with the Islanders was underwhelming.

Eventually, Beauvillier was made part of a package in the trade for Bo Horvat, but his time in Vancouver went about as well as his run on Long Island.

In 55 total games for the Canucks, Beauvillier tallied 28 points with 11 goals and played much of this season buried on their fourth line.

An unrestricted free agent at the end of the year, Beauvillier now has the chance to play out the rest of his contract in Chicago. The upstart Blackhawks already have a built-in spot for Beauvillier in their lineup after they terminated the contract of Corey Perry on Tuesday.

The Islanders already faced Beauvillier with the Canucks on Nov. 15 and will get to do so twice more. The Islanders will visit the Blackhawks on Jan. 19 before welcoming them to UBS Arena on April 2.

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