Coyotes acquire Canadiens’ Chaput

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher 

The Arizona Coyotes acquired center Michael Chaput on Monday. In exchange, the Montreal Canadiens are receiving center Jordan Weal. 

The 26-year-old Bizard, Quebec, Canada native will be playing for his fourth NHL team. He previously played for the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Vancouver Canucks in addition to the Canadiens. 

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This is his third trade. He was first traded from the Philadelphia Flyers to the Columbus Blue Jackets for Greg Moore and Tom Sestito on Feb. 28, 2011. 

Then, he was traded to the Chicago Blackhawks from the Canucks for Tanner Kero on June 24, 2018.

This season, Chaput appeared in 32 games. He had five assists for five points. He has a -4 +/- and 14 PIM. 

All five of his assists were even-strength assists.

He last played against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Feb. 9 in an overtime loss. He had a -2 +/- in 12 shifts. 

The 26-year-old North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada native will also be joining his fourth NHL team. Besides playing for the Flyers, he played for the Los Angeles Kings in addition to the Coyotes. 

This season, he appeared in 19 games. He had one goal and one assist for two points. He had -3 +/- . 

His lone goal came on the power play. His assist was an even-strength assist. 

Weal last played for the Coyotes in a win against the Winnipeg Jets. He did not register a point in 14 shifts. 

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