NHL Trade: Blackhawks Send Panik And Dauphin To Coyotes For Duclair And...

NHL Trade: Blackhawks Send Panik And Dauphin To Coyotes For Duclair And Clendening

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The Arizona Coyotes trade Anthony Duclair and Adam Clendening to the Chicago Blackhawks for Richard Panik and Laurent Dauphin.

The Chicago Blackhawks have traded forwards Richard Panik and Laurent Dauphin to the Arizona Coyotes for forward Anthony Duclair and defenseman Adam Clendening.

The 26-year old Panik was drafted 52nd overall in the 2nd round of the 2009 draft by the Lightning. He carries a $2.8 million cap hit.

The 22-year old Dauphin was drafted 39th overall in the 2nd round of the 2013 draft by the Coyotes. He carries a $745,000 cap hit.

The 22-year old Duclair was drafted 80th overall in the 3rd round of the 2013 draft by the Rangers. He carries a $1.2 million cap hit.

The 25-year old Clendening was drafted 36th overall in the 2nd round of the 2011 draft by the Blackhawks. He carries a $650,000 cap hit.

Some thoughts from the media …

Mark Lazerus: “Richard Panik’s contract was one of Stan Bowman’s biggest mistakes. Good on him to realize it and get rid of it quickly rather than be stubborn about it.”

NHL Numbers: “Panik has 16 points in 37 games and has one year after this at $2.8M – Duclair has 15 points in 33 games and will be an RFA after this season – Laurent Daupin was involved in the Nik Hjalmarsson deal this summer – Adam Clendening is… Adam Clendening”

Matt Larkin: “This Duclair acquisition is reason #156 why the Hawks are the Patriots of the NHL. Find players with upside at bargain prices. Even Panik was one of those when they first got him!”

Sean Shapiro: “Stan Bowman always finds a trade or a loophole to get out of a bad contract. It’s rather impressive”

Jonathan Willis: “Chicago is getting a guy who can play, and for not much money.”

Jonathan Willis: “Clendening won’t count against the cap because he’s only making $650K, but as it’s a one-way deal including him the other way allows Arizona to reduce the real dollars it’s taking on.”

Brennan Klak: “Dauphin was originally with the before being part of the Hjalmarsson deal. Panik carries a 2.8M cap hit. Looking at it right now, win due to Duclair’s upside but this deal is full of inconsistency.”

Richard Panik

Laurent Dauphin

Anthony Duclair

Adam Clendening