Blackhawks acquire Anthony Duclair from Coyotes
For almost two years, the Arizona Coyotes tried to trade Anthony Duclair.
Now, the Chicago Blackhawks hope he's the right fit for them.
The Blackhawks acquired the talented but inconsistent 22-year-old winger from the Coyotes in a four-player trade Wednesday. Chicago also got them defenseman Adam Clendening and sent winger Richard Panik and minor league forward Laurent Dauphin to Arizona.
New-look Coyotes looking for turnaround
LAST SEASON: 30-42-10, 70 points. Sixth in Pacific Division
COACH: Rick Tocchet (first season, third NHL season).
ADDED: C Derek Stepan, D Niklas Hjalmarsson, G Antti Raanta, D Adam Clendening, D Jason Demers.
LOST: F Shane Doan, F Radim Vrbata, G Mike Smith, D Connor Murphy, D Anthony DeAngelo, F Jamie McGinn.
Ageless Lundqvist could be key to Rangers’ Stanley Cup hopes
NEW YORK RANGERS
LAST SEASON: 48-28-6, 102 points. Fourth in Metropolitan Division. Lost to Ottawa Senators in Eastern Conference semifinals.
COACH: Alain Vigneault (fifth season, 16th NHL season).
ADDED: D Kevin Shattenkirk, D Tony DeAngelo, C David Desharnais, G Ondrej Pavelec, C Lias Andersson, C Filip Chytil.
LOST: C Derek Stepan, C Oscar Lindberg, G Antti Raanta, D Dan Girardi, D Kevin Klein, RW Brandon Pirri, D Adam Clendening.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Coyotes have signed former New York Rangers defenseman Adam Clendening to a one-year, $650,000 contract.
The Coyotes announced the one-way contract on Saturday, the opening day of NHL free agency.
The 24-year-old had two goals and nine assists in 31 games with the Rangers last season. Clendening has four goals and 18 assists in 81 career NHL games with the Rangers, Pittsburgh, Vancouver and Chicago.
Rangers rally for 5-4 win over Blue Jackets
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — For the first 40 minutes Saturday night, the Columbus Blue Jackets looked like the team that piled up 16 straight wins during one impressive streak.
Then the third period started, and the Blue Jackets looked like the team that got pounded by Washington in its previous game.