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Arizona, Florida make Bolland-and-Crouse trade official

From the Florida Panthers..

Florida Panthers Acquire Two Picks from Arizona

SUNRISE, Fla. - The Florida Panthers announced today that the Club has acquired two draft picks from the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for forwards Dave Bolland and Lawson Crouse.

Florida will receive a 2017 third round draft pick and, subject to trade conditions, either Arizona's 2018 second round draft pick or an additional 2017 third round draft pick.

“Steve Werier and Eric Joyce have been working the phones with Arizona for the past few weeks and came to Dale and I late last night with what they felt was a fair return for the cap, contract space and picks we received. Today’s transaction creates significant cap space for us in each of the next three NHL seasons, while simultaneously giving us the ability to add more good, young players to a farm system we know we need to improve,” said General Manager Tom Rowe. "We plan to use this cap space to continue to aggressively build on the steps we took this summer to construct a championship-caliber roster here in South Florida today and well into the future."

And Arizona Coyotes...

Coyotes Acquire Crouse & Bolland from Florida in Exchange for Draft Choices

Thursday, August 25, 2016

GLENDALE, ARIZONA --- Arizona Coyotes General Manager John Chayka announced today that the Coyotes have acquired forwards Lawson Crouse and Dave Bolland from the Florida Panthers in exchange for Arizona’s conditional third round draft choice in 2017 and Arizona’s conditional second round draft choice in 2018.

“We are very pleased to acquire Lawson,” said Chayka. “He's a big, physical, power forward who is a strong skater with good hands. Players of his caliber and profile are extremely hard to find.”

The 19-year-old Crouse registered 23-39-62, a plus-13 rating and 56 penalty minutes (PIM) in 49 games with the Kingston Frontenacs (OHL) last season. Crouse ranked second on the Frontenacs in points and assists and third in goals. The 6-foot-4, 220-pound native of Mount Brydges, Ontario has recorded 67-73-140 and 190 PIM in 168 career games with Kingston.

Crouse won the U-20 Gold Medal with Team Canada at the World Junior Championships in 2014-15 and recorded 2-3-5 in 5 games. He played in the CHL Top Prospects Game in 2014-15 and was named to the OHL Second All-Rookie Team in 2013-14.

Crouse was originally drafted by the Panthers in the first round (11th overall) in the 2015 Entry Draft.

Bolland registered 1-4-5 with 16 PIM in 25 games with the Panthers last season and has collected 85-123-208 in 433 career NHL games with the Chicago Blackhawks, Toronto Maple Leafs and Panthers.

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Yotes have $18M in LTIR contracts ohh

And they got themselves a #1 power forward for (2) 3rd round draft picks. Anyone still think Holland fleeced Chayka now on the Datsyuk trade?

Posted by AZWinger on 08/25/16 at 08:06 PM ET

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