The Vancouver Canucks and Chicago Blackhawks executed a one-for-one deal on Sunday afternoon.

Vancouver acquired centre Tanner Kero, while centre Michael Chaput heads the other way to the Windy City.

Kero, 25, spent the majority of last season with the Blackhawks' American Hockey League affiliate, Rockford IceHogs. In eight games in the National Hockey League, Kero registered a goal and two assists.

A native of Hancock, MI, Kero has appeared in 72 NHL contests over three seasons with the Blackhawks, scoring eight goals and adding two assists.

Chaput, 26, joins his fourth NHL organization. A native of Ile-Bizard, Que., Chaput played in nine games with the Canucks last season, going scoreless. He had 17 goals and 25 assists in 52 games for the AHL Utica Comets.

Originally taken with the 89th overall selection of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft by the Philadelphia Flyers out of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League's Lewiston MAINEiacs, Chaput has appeared in 135 NHL contests over five seasons with the Columbus Blue Jackets and Canucks, scoring six goals and adding 11 assists.