The 25-year-old left wing has notched 61 goals and 90 assists for 151 points, including 12 game-winners in 162 career games with Chicago.
“Artemi Panarin was the best rookie in the NHL two years ago, a second team All-Star this past season and is one of the most dynamic offensive players in the NHL," Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen said.
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Blue Jackets get: Tyler Motte
Motte, 22, split his rookie pro season in 2016-17 between Chicago and the American Hockey League’s Rockford IceHogs. He had 4-3-7, 14 penalty minutes and was +2 in 33 games with the Blackhawks and added 10-6-16 and 20 penalty minutes in 43 outings with Rockford.
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Blackhawks get: Brandon Saad
Saad returns to Chicago after two seasons with the Jackets. In Columbus, he had 55-51-106, 22 PIM and was +24 in 160 games. He also represented the club at the 2016 NHL All-Star Game
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Blackhawks get: Anton Forsberg
The goaltender Forsberg, 24, was selected by Columbus in the seventh round, 188th overall, in the 2011 NHL Draft. He appeared in 10 games with the Blue Jackets over the past three seasons, going 1-8-0 with a 4.02 goals-against average and .879 save percentage.
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Draft pick swap
The Blue Jackets get Chicago's sixth-round pick in this year's draft in exchange for their fifth-round pick next year.