Coyotes trade Hanzal to Wild

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David Pagnotta of The Fourth Period was the first to report that trade talks had heated up earlier this evening. The Wild get Arizona's 2017 4th-round pick in the deal as well.

The Wild paid a huge price - 2017 first-round pick, 2018 second-round pick, and a 2019 conditional pick - to rent Hanzal (and Ryan White) through the end of the season.

The condition for the 2019 pick is this- if the Wild do not win a playoff series, then it is a fourth round pick. He has a 47.6 5v5 CF%, but +2.1% relative to the rest of the Coyotes.

One phrase has been used to describe this season's National Hockey League trade deadline over and over again: "seller's market". He continued to play with HC Ceské Budejovice through several age levels, and in 2005, the Arizona Coyotes drafted him 17th overall in the NHL Entry Draft.

White has scored seven goals with six assists in 46 games this season.

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That's a steep price to give up for a 36-year-old veteran and a fourth-line forward.

Among active pro athletes, only Shane Doan and Larry Fitzgerald had played in the Valley longer than Hanzal, who recorded 117 goals and 196 assists during his 10 seasons in Arizona.

"It's been a good 10 years, but I'm really looking forward to being in the playoffs and stepping on the ice to help Minnesota", said Hanzal, per Morgan.

For the Coyotes, General Manager John Chayka secured a sizable haul of decent draft choices over the next three years. He can play both specialty teams. This year, he has still be on the right side of the shot counter despite being used in defensive situations, taking more defensive zone faceoffs than anyone on the Coyotes.The ability to win faceoffs is overrated, but Hanzal has been around 55% consistently for the last four years. "We wish him the best of the luck in the future".

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