Chicago acquired a sixth-round draft pick from Montreal in a
deal that came within hours of the NHL's trading deadline.
Simpson appeared in 45 games for the Blackhawks this season
after being signed as a free agent last August. The 32-year-old
defenseman had three assists and 116 penalty minutes.
He also has played with Ottawa, Anaheim, Phoenix, Florida and
Calgary. Simpson, whose salary is $600,000, becomes an unrestricted
free agent July 1.