Phoenix Coyotes acquire Michael Chaput in trade with Montreal Canadiens

Ruben Hill
February 25, 2019

The Habs have added a little bit more speed to the bottom of their lineup, acquiring Jordan Weal from Arizona in exchange for Michael Chaput.

The Coyotes originally acquired Weal, who was selected 70th overall by Los Angeles in the 2010 draft, from Philadelphia for minor-league defenceman Jacob Graves and a 2019 sixth-round pick on January 11. He has averaged 11:13 of ice time per night.

Chaput joins his fourth team since breaking into the National Hockey League in 2013-14 with Columbus.

Selected by the Los Angeles Kings in the third round (No. 70) of the 2010 NHL Draft, the 26-year-old forward has 44 points (20 goals, 24 assists) in 153 regular-season games with the Coyotes, Flyers and Kings, and no points in one Stanley Cup Playoff game. Weal won 59.7 per cent of his faceoffs with the Flyers and 49.1 per cent with the Coyotes.

The NHL trade deadline is at 3 p.m. Monday. As of the last update from the team, Dvorak is on a conditioning loan with the Tucson Roadrunners.

Weal is in the final season of his contract that carries a $1.75 million cap hit (though $500,000 of that was paid as a signing bonus at the beginning of the year). He recently cleared waivers to return to Laval earlier this month and had made a notable impact.

Weal would have had to clear waivers to be sent down to the AHL.

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