The Ottawa Senators and the Chicago Blackhawks have made a trade deal.
According to a report form the Senators official website, the Senators have traded forward Chris DiDomenico to the Blackhawks and in return they will be receiving defenseman Ville Pokka.
DiDomenico, a 28-year-old former Toronto Maple Leafs sixth round pick who players center, is the only player in this deal with National Hockey League experience, most of which has come this season. DiDomenico has appeared in 24 of his 27 career NHL games with Ottawa this season, recording 6 goals and 4 assists for a total of 10 points over that stretch of play.
Pokka, a former New York Islanders second round draft pick, on the other hand is a significantly young player at just 23-years of age. Pokka has never played in an NHL game although given that defensemen take longer to develop that isn't all that surprising. He has appeared in 46 games for the American Hockey League's Rockford IceHogs this season, recording 4 goals and 18 assists for a total of 22 points on the season.
All in all this is a relatively minor trade, one that appears to have more long-term benefit for the Ottawa Senators, while the Blackhawks get valuable depth up the middle that they can plug into their roster immediately.
Who do you feel won this trade?