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Coyotes send Ekman-Larsson and Garland to the Canucks

Coyotes send Ekman-Larsson and Garland to the Canucks

Arizona also received a second-round selection in the 2022 draft and a seventh-round selection in 2023.

Coyotes did not have a first-round pick before the trade. They had to relinquish the 11th overall pick in the 2021 draft for violating NHL policy regarding prospects assessment during the 2019-20 season.

Ekman-Larson, a 30-year-old defensive man, has six more seasons on his eight-year contract, $66 million (average annual value of $8.25 million) signed with Arizona on July 1, 2018. He’s been a captain in seasons the last three.

“Besides what he’ll do for us on the ice – he’ll be the first defensive duo, he can play a lot of minutes in strong and short play, he can play against the best opponents – he’ll be a good mentor to our young players because he was one of the best players in the world,” General Manager Jim Benning said of Eckmann-Larson. The best candidates, he’s been through it all.” “What he will bring to our team will be huge in the locker room for our young players, as well as what he will accomplish on the ice. “

On October 5, 2020, it was reported that Ekman Larsson had imposed an October 9 deadline for Coyotes to trade him and to include the Boston Bruins and the Canucks on his list of teams he would like to play for. Although Ekman-Larsson has a no-move clause, which allows him to have some control over his destination, he told Swedish website on October 28 that he had not requested a transaction and that he did not want to leave Arizona.

Ekman-Larson then scored 24 points (three goals, 21 assists) in 46 games for Coyote this season. Selected by Coyotes for sixth place in the 2009 draft, Ekman-Larsson has 388 points (128 goals, 260 assists) in 769 regular season games as well as eight points (two goals, six assists) in 25 Stanley Cup games.

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The Coyotes will withhold 12 percent of Ekman Larson’s salary.

“Obviously the hard part for me was trading the ninth pick in general,” Benning said. But I think our team needs to take the next step, and adding our first top 6 defender and striker duo is something we wanted to do right from the start. We were able to do that and get rid of some contracts. I am happy to reach this agreement. “

Garland, the 25-year-old striker, has 39 points (12 goals, 27 assists) in 49 games for Coyotes this season. He can become a free agent with compensation on July 28.

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“I think we’re coming to Vancouver to help them take the next step,” Garland said. Ekman Larsson is an excellent defender. It is good at moving the disc. He takes good shots and it’s easy to play with him. For my part, I like to ski jump to compete and play hard. I like to make the attack. I’ve always been able to put the dots on the board, and I want to come over here and play my style of play. “

Selected by Arizona in the fifth round (123) of the 2015 draft, Garland had 96 points (47 goals, 49 assists) in 164 regular season games and two points (one goal, one assist) in eight playoff games.

The Canucks (23-29-4) finished seventh and final in the Scotia North division this season, missing the playoffs for the fifth time in six years.

Arizona picked Edmonton forward Dylan Guinter of the Western Hockey League (WHL) with the ninth overall selection obtained in the trade.

“It was great to hear that [l’entraîneur André Tourigny] “He’s the player we need,” Coyotes GM Bill Armstrong said. “He was dancing on the table when we chose him. Bear was elated with this choice. He knows her well and was happy to have her.”

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One season remains on a four-year, $12 million (average annual value of $3 million) contract that Beagle signed with Vancouver on July 1, 2018. The 35-year-old has five points (one goal, four assists) in 30 games this season.

Hired as a non-certified free agent on March 26, 2008 by the Washington Capitals, Beagle has 142 points (57 goals, 85 assists) in 613 regular season games for the Canucks and Capital as well as 21 points (nine goals, 12 assists) in 102 playoffs. He won the Stanley Cup with the Capitals in 2018.

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Russell has one more season on his four-year contract signed with the Canucks on July 1, 2018. The 31-year-old has four points (one goal, three assists) in 35 games for the Canucks this season.

Signed to the Dallas Stars as an uncredited free agent on July 2, 2012, Russell totaled 189 points (81 goals, 108 assists) in 554 regular season games with the Canucks & Stars plus nine points (four goals and five assists) in 36 playoffs.

Eriksson has another season to play on his six-year, $36 million (average annual value of $6 million) contract signed with the Canucks on July 1, 2016. The 36-year-old has earned an assist in seven games, this term.

In the second round (33 total) selection of the 2003 draft, Ericsson has 594 points (250 goals, 344 assists) in 977 regular season games with the Canucks, Boston Bruins and Stars as well as 14 points (six goals, eight assists) in 44 playoff match.

“On behalf of our entire organization, I want to thank Oliver for all he has accomplished for wolves over the past 10 years,” Armstrong said. He is amazing and we wish him and Anwar all the best for the future.

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“We are so excited to get the ninth overall pick in this year’s draft with Louie, Antoine and Jay. They are all veterans who will provide us with leadership and experience.”

The Coyotes (24-26-6) finished fifth in the Honda Western League this season and failed to advance to the Stanley Cup playoffs for the eighth time in nine seasons. Torini was hired on 1 July following the announcement on 9 May that coach Rick Tuchet would be leaving the organization after four seasons.

The coyotes took possession of the cannons Shane Justiesberg In addition to the second and seventh round selections in the 2022 Philadelphia Flyers draft on Thursday against future considerations.

L’Arizona avait précédemment acquis l’attaquant Andrew Ladd, un choix de deuxième ronde (60e au total) en 2021, un choix de deuxième tour au Repêchage 2022 et un choix conditionnel de troisième ronde en 2023 des Islanders de New York 17 July. On the same day, the Coyotes acquired goalkeeper Joseph Corinard and the 2022 San Jose Sharks in the second round against the goalkeeper. Adin Hill.

“Once the season ended, we realized that with the fixed salary cap ($81.5 million), we would have the opportunity to get our hands on options due to the number of players leaving our squad, which would allow us to get some contracts from other teams,” Armstrong added. But I didn’t think it was. It’s going to do well. I thought it would lead to a deal, but we were able to get a lot of options. That’s what our organization needed, and we did it without giving up a lot of good players. Those two weeks have been very important for us.”

*With contributions from reporter Tom Guletti and freelance reporters Alan Robinson and Kevin Woodley.