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GLENDALE, ARIZONA --- Arizona Coyotes General Manager John Chayka announced today that the Coyotes have traded forwards Martin Hanzal and Ryan White and a 2017 fourth round choice to the Minnesota Wild in exchange for a 2017 first round draft choice, a 2018 second round draft choice and a 2019 conditional fourth round draft choice. In addition, the Coyotes have acquired forward Grayson Downing. Both Hanzal and White will become unrestricted free agents on July 1, 2017.

"On behalf of the entire organization, we would like to thank Martin for all of his contributions to the Coyotes on and off the ice over the past 10 seasons," said Chayka. "We wish him the best of the luck in the future."

The 24-year-old Downing has registered 7-14-21 and 11 penalty minutes (PIM) in 46 games with the Iowa Wild (AHL). The 6-foot-0, 196-pound Abbotsford, British Columbia native has recorded 26-39-65 in 107 career games with Iowa.

Hanzal has collected 16-10-26 and 14 PIM in 51 games this season and has registered 117-196-313 and 537 PIM in 608 career games with the Coyotes. White has recorded 7-6-13 with 70 PIM in 46 games this season.

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ARIZ is receiving a first-rounder, a second-rounder and a conditional pick that can become a second. MIN is all-in

Steep price for a 3rd Center.

Posted by Primis on 02/26/17 at 07:17 PM ET


Steep price for a 3rd Center.

Posted by Primis on 02/26/17 at 07:17 PM ET

UFA after the year no less.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 02/26/17 at 07:19 PM ET


Apparently Ryan White heading to Minny along with Hanzal, for 2017 1st round pick, 2018 second round, and the conditional is 2019.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 02/26/17 at 07:27 PM ET


Conditional could be as high as a second
Hanzal like Boyle is a beast of a player. Unlike Boyle has higher offensive prowess but also hurt a lot more often.
It’s steep but he’s a prototypical player you need particularly in the west.

Posted by DieByTheWing on 02/26/17 at 08:03 PM ET


Why does the locak media insist Detroit will get nothing more than a second for Vanek??

Posted by bababooey on 02/26/17 at 08:12 PM ET


Because Vanek draws a much more narrow scope of teams that would be interested.  Every team wants a Hanzal or a Boyle.  I still think they will get a decent return for Vanek but he’s older and more one dimensional.  Hanzal has pretty much as many or more goals does he not?  Plus he’s big, plays C and can do lots of other things.  Like it or not, Vanek has a bad rep as well with quite a few people I think.  Hopefully we get more than say Jersey gets for Paranteau or something though!

Posted by DieByTheWing on 02/26/17 at 08:16 PM ET


Chicago really did seem one of the better fits for Vanek based on their game.  LA might take a stab I could see.  The Sens, but not sure he’s a Boucher player.  Islanders possibly but not sure they go down that road again.  Any other suggestions?

Posted by DieByTheWing on 02/26/17 at 08:19 PM ET

duhduhduh's avatar

Any other suggestions?

St Louis?

Posted by duhduhduh on 02/26/17 at 08:36 PM ET


Maybe.  Not sure he fits their style but they could use some offense

Posted by DieByTheWing on 02/26/17 at 08:54 PM ET


Back to Minny? They’re not done yet, and he might be a better fit with Boudreau’s style.

Posted by Moose Moss on 02/27/17 at 12:44 AM ET

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