Coming off the heels of his best game of an otherwise disappointing season, Richard Panik has been dealt to the Arizona Coyotes along with Laurent Dauphin. The Blackhawks will get 22 year old forward Anthony Duclair and Adam Clendening in return.
Duclair has been seen as one of the best trade deadline targets this season. Being an “offensive specialist,” he could add the scoring depth that the Blackhawks desire.
The 2013 80th overall draft pick by the New York Rangers has had his trouble with coach Rick Tocchet for his ineffectiveness on defense. He has been healthy-scratched often as of late and this led to a trade request and his movement to Chicago.
This is a potentially big win for the Blackhawks by trading an aging, under-achieving player with a high price tag for a young player yet to reach his ceiling.
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On the heels of his best game in months, the Blackhawks have traded Richard Panik to Arizona for 22-year old forward Anthony Duclair. Duclair is an exceptional talent many considered the hidden gem of this year's deadline pool. This is a no-brainer, potential home run deal.
— Brian Foran (@BForanNHL) January 10, 2018
— MLP (@Pappy_Hour) January 10, 2018