Panthers Acquire Pirri From Blackhawks

The Chicago Blackhawks have traded center Brandon Pirri to the Florida Panthers for 2014 3rd round pick and a 2016 5th round pick.

The 22-year old Pirri was drafted 59th overall in the 2nd round of the 2009 draft by the Blackhawks. He carries a $618,333 salary cap hit this season.

Renaud Lavoie: Pirri had asked the Blackhawks for a trade a few weeks ago.

Florida Panthers: Pathers GM Dale Tallon.

“Brandon is a young and talented player who we are extremely pleased to have acquired,” said Tallon. “He has experienced tremendous success on the American Hockey League level, being named MVP of the All-Star game and winning the league’s scoring title. Pirri further adds to our depth at center along with Aleksander Barkov, Nick Bjugstad and Drew Shore. We look forward to his contributions to our team.”


  1. GaryMagic

    March 2, 2014 at 10:49 pm

    Uh oh. CHI making room for Kesler?

  2. John

    March 3, 2014 at 12:06 am

    They already have room for Kesler, (who trades away a talented young center who plays in the AHL, when they already don’t have even a second line center?) but I doubt Chicago would get to trade for Kesler anyways.

  3. EastCoastHockeyFan

    March 3, 2014 at 8:01 am

    Brandon Pirri was not cracking the hawks roster, he will get a regular shift with the big club in Florida. He is a great young prospect, but at 22 he was ready to make the jump, and Chicago did not see him filling the second line roll so instead of letting him go stagnant in the minors move him so he keeps developing and pick up a few draft picks. I like this move, I think Pirri will do well with the Panthers and it was more of a classy move by Chicago, they are looking longer term will he fill a 2 slot now when he is ready to move up, No? ok move him to where he can get the chance to make the jump