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Coyotes acquire Canadiens’ Chaput

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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 play for his fourth NHL team. He previously played for the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Vancouver Canucks in addition to the Canadiens.

Former Montreal Canadiens player Michael Chaput skates against the Columbus Blue Jackets
Michael Chaput skates against the Columbus Blue Jackets (Photo by Jamie Sabau/NHLI via Getty Images)

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 February. 28, 2011.

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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 +/- .

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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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Anthony Caruso III
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Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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