Blackhawks Bring Back Center Brandon Pirri in a Trade with Knights

Brandon Pirri with Golden Knights in 2019. Photo by Mike Wulf/CSM/Shutterstock (10453441aj)

There is a reunion happening in Chicago. The Blackhawks announced on Monday that they have acquired center Brandon Pirri from the Vegas Knights, bringing back the player whom they selected in the 2009 NHL Draft.

According to the released details of the trade, in order to get Pirri, Chicago sent center Dylan Sikura to Las Vegas. 

Brandon Pirri played 35 games with the Blackhawks during his first stint, scoring six goals and seven assists before joining Florida Panthers in 2014. With Florida, Pirri delivered a career season in 2014/15 when he had 22 goals, before embarking on spells with Anaheim Ducks, NY Rangers, and Knights.

Pirri, who has a $775,000 cap hit next season, played 16 games for Vegas last season and had two assists. He also had 35 points (15goals and 20 assists) with the Chicago Wolves of the AHL.

Sikura, on the other hand, had one goal and two assists with Blackhawks this past season. The 25-year-old was Chicago’s sixth-round pick in 2014 but only made his professional debut in 2018.