The Edmonton Oilers have acquired defencemen Brandon Manning and Robin Norell from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for forward Drake Caggiula and defenceman Jason Garrison.
Manning, 28, is a native of Prince George was originally signed by Philadelphia as an undrafted free agent in November 2010. He is in fourth full NHL season, his first with Chicago. Manning has appeared in 27 games for Chicago, posting three points (1G, 2A), 21 penalty minutes and a -14 plus-minus rating.
The 6’1″, 205-pound defenceman started his NHL career in Philadelphia, and has appeared in a total of 234 games, posting 46 points (12G, 34A), 233 penalty minutes and a -16 plus-minus rating.
Norell, 23, plays for Djurgardens in the Swedish Hockey League, where he has appeared in 27 games, posting three assists, 14 penalty minutes and a +1 plus-minus rating. The 5’11”, 192-pound defenceman spent two full seasons with the Blackhawks top affiliate team, the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League. In the AHL, Norell appeared in 135 games, posting 18 points (3G, 15A), 59 penalty minutes and a -15 plus-minus rating.
Norell, a native of Stockholm, Sweden, was originally selected by Chicago in the fourth round, 111th overall, at the 2013 NHL Draft.