January 10, 2018 | 6:00pm ET [Updated: 6:31pm ET]
BLACKHAWKS ACQUIRE DUCLAIR, CLENDENING FROM COYOTES
Anthony Duclair, forward
The Chicago Blackhawks have acquired forward Anthony Duclair and defenceman Adam Clendening from the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for forwards Richard Panik and Laurent Dauphin.
Duclair, 22, had collected nine goals and six assists for 15 points in 33 games with Arizona this season.
Originally drafted in the third round (80th overall) of the 2013 NHL Draft by the New York Rangers, Duclair was acquired by Arizona on March 1, 2015. In 190 career NHL games, spanning four seasons (2014-18), he has 35 goals and 46 assists for 81 points.
Clendening returns to the Blackhawks after being drafted by Chicago in the second round (36th overall) of the 2011 NHL Draft. He skated in four games with the Blackhawks during the 2014-15 season, tallying one goal and one assist. He has played in 86-career NHL games with six teams over four seasons, and he has registered 24 points (4G, 20A).
Panik, 26, has recorded six goals and 10 assists for 16 points and 26 penalty minutes in 37 games with the Blackhawks this season.
"Richard Panik is a big, skilled winger who is an excellent goal scorer," said Coyotes GM John Chayka. "He's also a strong two-way forward with great speed and provides a veteran presence. He will be a nice addition to our forward group."
The native of Martin, SVK has totaled 53 goals and 54 assists for 107 points and 164 PIM in 300 career NHL games with the Tampa Bay Lightning, Toronto Maple Leafs and Blackhawks.
Panik was originally drafted by the Lightning in the second round (52nd overall) in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.
Dauphin, 22, has registered four goals and 10 assists for 14 points and 23 PIM in 33 games with the Rockford IceHogs (AHL) this season. He was originally drafted by Arizona in the second round (39th overall) in the 2013 Entry Draft.
"We are pleased to re-acquire Laurent Dauphin," said Chayka. "He's a good skater and a reliable player with a lot of upside. We're happy to have him back."