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An Arizona/Chicago Trade

 

 

added 6:36pm, Arizona release is below...

GLENDALE, ARIZONA - Arizona Coyotes General Manager John Chayka announced today that the Coyotes have acquired forwards Richard Panik and Laurent Dauphin from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for forward Anthony Duclair and defenseman Adam Clendening.

The 26-year-old Panik has recorded 6-10-16 and 26 penalty minutes (PIM) in 37 games with the Blackhawks this season. The 6-foot-1, 208-pound native of Martin, SVK has totaled 53-54-107 and 164 PIM in 300 career NHL games with the Tampa Bay Lightning, Toronto Maple Leafs and Blackhawks. Panik, who was originally drafted by the Lightning in the second round (52nd overall) in the 2009 Entry Draft, scored a career-high 22-22-44 in 82 games with Chicago in 2016-17.

"Richard Panik is a big, skilled winger who is an excellent goal scorer," said Chayka. "He's also a strong two-way forward with great speed and provides a veteran presence. He will be a nice addition to our forward group."

The 22-year-old Dauphin has registered 4-10-14 and 23 PIM in 33 games with the Rockford IceHogs (AHL) this season. The 6-foot-2, 180-pound native of Repentigny, QC has collected 3-1-4 with 16 PIM in 32 career NHL games with the Coyotes. He also added 17-11-28 and 44 PIM in 38 games with the Tucson Roadrunners (AHL) in 2016-17. Dauphin was originally drafted by Arizona in the second round (39th overall) in the 2013 Entry Draft.

"We are pleased to re-acquire Laurent Dauphin," said Chayka. "He's a good skater and a reliable player with a lot of upside. We're happy to have him back."         

Duclair registered 34-40-74 and 73 PIM in 172 career games with the Coyotes over three seasons. Clendening tallied two assists and two PIM in five games with Arizona this season. 

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ilovehomers's avatar

Chicago just got younger and cheaper for better production.

Posted by ilovehomers on 01/10/18 at 07:51 PM ET

duhduhduh's avatar

Chicago just got younger and cheaper for better production.

Posted by ilovehomers on 01/10/18 at 06:51 PM ET

We could have done that with Nyquist, no?

Posted by duhduhduh on 01/10/18 at 07:53 PM ET

duhduhduh's avatar

Maybe they would be interested in trading Kronwall foR OEL

Posted by duhduhduh on 01/10/18 at 08:02 PM ET

ilovehomers's avatar

Posted by MoreShoot on 01/10/18 at 06:53 PM ET

Duclair is not adept at the “process” (can’t find the article that I’m looking for on that).

So Kenny would not be interested, based on that raspberry

Posted by ilovehomers on 01/10/18 at 08:02 PM ET

Paul's avatar

Pierre LeBrun tweet,

Chayka, on a media call, says he’s been gauging the interest for Duclair in the market for close to two years… says Chicago offer was easily best on the table they’ve had for a long time

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 01/10/18 at 08:10 PM ET

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Rich get richer. He remember when that used to be us?

Posted by Iamhaljordan on 01/10/18 at 08:13 PM ET

TreKronor's avatar

Duclair :underperforming since 15/16 season. Panik hasn’t been great either this year. Sounds like a decent swap for two players who need a wake up.

Posted by TreKronor on 01/10/18 at 08:35 PM ET

Primis's avatar

Chayka isn’t lasting the season is he?

Posted by Primis on 01/10/18 at 08:40 PM ET

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Posted by TreKronor on 01/10/18 at 07:35 PM ET

Bingo!  The Wings aren’t missing out on anything here other than maybe an opportunity to shed salary.

What i find more maddening is teams continuing to bail Chicago out of salary cap jail year after year.

Posted by Steve1306 on 01/10/18 at 09:14 PM ET

duhduhduh's avatar

What i find more maddening is teams continuing to bail Chicago out of salary cap jail year after year.

Hey, Stan makes calls.

Posted by duhduhduh on 01/10/18 at 09:24 PM ET

TreKronor's avatar

This is tough one for Chicago fans because they had high expectations for Panik. But really, they had signed him to an unreasonable contract. He’s had a hard time sticking around on teams too. Tampa, Toronto, Chicago, now Arizona.

Duclair is interesting but I don’t see it panning out. He’s also due for a new contract next season.

Posted by TreKronor on 01/10/18 at 09:38 PM ET

bigfrog's avatar

I read it was primarily a salary dump by Chicago. confused

Posted by bigfrog on 01/11/18 at 12:45 AM ET

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