The Anaheim Ducks have announced a trade with the Chicago Blackhawks, acquiring forward Dylan Sikura in exchange for Max Golod.
Sikura will immediately report to the Ducks’ AHL affiliate San Diego Gulls, while Golod will report to the Blackhawks’ ECHL affiliate, Indy Fuel. In 52 games so far this season, Sikura has scored 14 goals and 32 points in the AHL. Much like their NHL affiliate, the Gulls’ season has been incredibly bleak, currently dwelling in the basement of the Pacific Division. Last season, Sikura scored over a point per game with the Colorado Eagles, so the Gulls are banking on him finding his scoring pace again.
Golod has spent the last three seasons split between the AHL and ECHL. It wasn’t until this year that he found his scoring touch, now scoring slightly over a point per game with the Tulsa Oilers. Transitioning now over to the Fuel, Golod will look to build on the most successful season of his professional career.