(Montreal) Montreal Canadians have acquired center Christian Dvorak from Arizona Coyotes as a first-round pick in 2022 and a second-round pick in 2024.
The deal was announced shortly after Hubs indicated that they did not match Carolina Hurricanes’ hostile offer to center Jesperi Cotkani.
Philip Donald’s departure from Sunny Los Angeles earlier this summer has already left a void in the Canadians’ center line. The hole would have been even larger without the presence of Kotkanimi.
Dvorak joined Nick Suzuki, Jake Evans and Cedric Puckett as the only centers of caliber in the NHL in the Canadian formation. Ryan Pohling can get a job during camp.
The 25-year-old scored eight goals in the American power play and 17 goals in 56 games last winter, including 14 assists. He has 67 goals and 79 assists in 302 games in the NHL.
Dvorak is known for his full game and his ability in his territory.
This winter, he will pass the third year of a six-season contract with an average annual value of 4.45 million.
Coyotes 2022 first round pick in trade is the best between Canadians and hurricanes unless it is a top-10 choice in the draft. In this case, the other option is sent.