In typical Stan Bowman fashion, the Chicago Blackhawks have re-acquired forward Vinnie Hinostroza from the Florida Panthers in exchange for minor league forward Brad Morrison.
Hinostroza was originally drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks in the sixth round of the 2012 NHL Draft. In parts of three seasons with the Blackhawks, the Bartlett, IL native tallied 13 goals and 26 assists in 106 games with the team. After leaving Chicago, Vinnie found his stride, having his best career season in Arizona in 2018-19. With the Coyotes, Hinostroza played in 72 games, scored 16 goals, and added 23 assists, which were all career-bests.
After a down season in 2019-20 with Arizona, Hinostroza signed a one-year, $1 million deal with Florida as a free agent entering the 2021 season. This season, he has played in only nine games and is a -2 with no points.
Stan Bowman is hoping a familiar face can find success with a new look Blackhawks team under head coach Jeremy Colliton.
Morrison has tallied three goals and two assists to date in only six games with the Rockford IceHogs. Morrison was acquired by the Blackhawks in the trade that saw Olli Maatta head to the Los Angeles Kings.
The Blackhawks return to action on Saturday, April 3 at 2:00 PM CDT against the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.