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(Sports Network) - When the Chicago Blackhawks traded for talented left wing Martin Havlat in the offseason, the team was hoping it would get the player that tallied 13 points in 10 games during the Ottawa Senators' playoff run of a few months back.

Judging by the early results, the Blackhawks made out like bandits when they acquired Havlat and center Bryan Smolinski from the Senators in the three-team deal that sent last year's second-leading scorer for Chicago, Mark Bell, to San Jose.

The talented Czech, who missed 58 games last season after undergoing shoulder surgery, currently leads all NHL players with 13 points and a plus-eight rating, while his seven goals is currently tied for the top mark in the league.

Havlat got his Blackhawks' career off to a flourish with a two-goal, two- assist performance in the season opener at Nashville on October 5 and hasn't slowed down since. The sixth-year pro has recorded a point in each of Chicago's six games thus far.

Smolinski has done his part as well, compiling three goals and three assists so far while lending a needed veteran presence as well. The 34-year-old netted the tie-breaking goal early in the third period to lift the 'Hawks to a 2-1 victory over Montreal on Wednesday.

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