Panik traded to Blackhawks in exchange for Morin

The Toronto Maple Leafs announced Sunday that the hockey club has acquired forward Jeremy Morin from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for Richard Panik. Morin will join the American Hockey League’s Toronto Marlies.


Morin, 24, has skated in 82 career NHL games with the Chicago Blackhawks and Columbus Blue Jackets, registering 22 points (10 goals, 12 assists) and 69 penalty minutes. During the 2015-16 campaign, the Auburn, New York-native has appeared in 28 regular season games with the Rockford IceHogs (AHL affiliate of the Chicago Blackhawks) collecting 22 points (nine goals, 13 assists) and 24 penalty minutes. In 236 career AHL games, Morin has posted 180 points (90 goals, 90 assists) and 325 penalty minutes.


Panik, 24, has tallied 25 points (9G, 16A) through 33 games with the American Hockey League’s Toronto Marlies this season. The Martin, Slovakia-native has registered 39 points (19G, 20A) in 151 career regular-season National Hockey League games across three seasons with Toronto (2014-15) and Tampa Bay (2012-14); he also appeared in two 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs games with the Lightning. Panik has recorded 119 points (53G, 66A) in 166 regular-season AHL games across five seasons with the Marlies (2015-16), Syracuse (2012-14) and Norfolk Admirals (2009-10, 2011-12); the 2012 Calder Cup champion has added 20 points (14G, 6A) in 34 postseason games with Syracuse (2013) and Norfolk (2012).