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Anaheim acquires Abbott, Carrick from Blackhawks

The Chicago Blackhawks have acquired forward Kenton Helgesen and a seventh round pick in the 2019 National Hockey League Draft from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for forwards Spencer Abbott and Sam Carrick.

Helgesen, 22, has recorded three goals and 10 assists in 38 games during his second season with the ECHL’s Utah Grizzlies.

Abbott, 28, is currently playing with the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey league where his 35 points led the team (15G, 20A). He appeared in one game with the Blackhawks this season and made NHL debut with the Toronto Maple Leafs on Oct. 5, 2013. Abbott has posted 183 points (64G, 119A) in 240 career AHL games across five seasons (2011-15, 2016-17). He spent the 2015-16 season in the Swedish Hockey League with the Frolunda Indians where he notched 14 goals and 21 assists in 42 games.

Carrick, 25, is also currently with the IceHogs where he was second on the team in scoring with 28 points (11G, 17A). He has appeared in 19 career NHL games-all with the Toronto Maple Leafs-scoring one goal and tallying one assist. In 249 career AHL games, Carrick has 52 goals and 76 assists. He was originally selected by Toronto in the fifth round (144th overall) of the 2010 NHL Draft and was signed by the Blackhawks on July 1, 2016.