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Stanley Cup champ Blackhawks trade Bolland, Frolik

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Less than a week after scoring the winning goal in Chicago's Stanley Cup-clinching game against the Boston Bruins, Dave Bolland was traded on Sunday from the Blackhawks to the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Chicago received the 51st and 117th picks in the 2013 NHL draft and a fourth-round selection in the 2014 draft, according to the Chicago Tribune.

"I have mixed emotions," Bolland said. "I've been in Chciago for seven or eight years but I'm going back home to Toronto where I grew up. It's sort of an up-and-down roller coaster right now."

Bolland had seven goals and seven assists in the 35 regular-season games with the Blackhawks, but it was in the postseason when the 27-year-old shined offensively by scoring three goals in 18 games.

"Things like this happen -- they make trades," Bolland added. "It's a part of the game. You sort of know going into this game this can happen."

The Blackhawks were not done trading. They later sent winger Michael Frolik to the Winnipeg Jets for the 74ths and 134th picks in the draft.

It was Frolik who assisted on Bolland's winning goal on Monday night.

Frolik had three goals and seven assists during the regular season, but he was making his mark as a penalty killer during Chicago's run to the Stanley Cup.

The Blackhawks used the 51st pick to select 6-foot-3, 191 pound, Swedish defenseman Carl Dahlstrom.
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