GM Jarmo Kekäläinen of Columbus Blue Jackets made Finland time the night before Saturday.
Kekäläinen traded star defender Seth Jones to the Chicago Blackhawks and received in return Swedish defender Adam Boqvist, two first-round reservations (2021 and 2022) and a second-round reservation (2021).
Kekäläinen put the second round of the booking shift into circulation before last night's booking ceremony.
Carolina Hurricanes' 23-year-old defender Jake Bean came back.
Blue Jackets booked center striker Cole Sillinger on the 12th booking round he received from the Jones deal.
Jones, 26, was expected as the top pack announced in the spring that he did not plan to sign a follow-up deal with Columbus next summer.
Immediately after the deal, Chicago announced that it had made an eight-year deal with Jones, estimated at about $ 76 million.
Many experts have considered the value received by Kekäläinen to be excellent.
Jones is a member of the NHL Defenders, but his last season was at most mediocre.
- The Blackhawks sacrificed numerous significant pieces of the future to get Seth Jones.
The Blackhawks also spent much of their salary cap on Jones.
Seth Jones MUST be good, or this trading was catastrophic, Chicago insider reporter Ben Pope tweeted.
The deal was also judged to be Kekäläinen's victory in the prestigious sports publication The Athletic.
Each of the three journalists, Corey Pronman, Sean Gentille, and Dom Luszczyszyn, preferred the value Columbus received.
Luszczyszyn gave Blue Jackets an A rating and Chicago a D + rating.
He thinks the Blackhawks overestimate Jones ’level worse once.
- Columbus did extremely well.
They benefited greatly from the reputation Jones had created for himself.
Chicago put everything in the game and they are confident that Jones will really bring the result to the table.
I am skeptical after his last season, Luszczyszyn analyzes.
The NHL booking ceremony continues on Saturday night in rounds 2-7.
Not a single Finn was booked in the first round.