The Arizona Coyotes traded forwards Dylan Strome and Brendan Perlini to the Chicago Blackhawks for forward Nick Schmaltz on Sunday.
Schmaltz, 22, had 11 points (two goals, nine assists) in 23 games for the Blackhawks this season. Selected in the first round (No. 20) in the 2014 NHL Draft, he had 91 points (29 goals, 62 assists) in 162 games with Chicago.
“Nick is a dynamic forward with top line potential,” Coyotes general manager John Chayka told the Coyotes website. “We feel he can be a core player of our team now and into the future. He’s a good complement to our evolving forward group and a rare combination of speed, skill and creativity.”
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Strome, who was selected by the Coyotes with the No. 3 pick in the 2015 NHL Draft, had six points (three goals, three assists) in 20 games this season. The 21-year-old has 16 points (seven goals, nine assists) in 48 NHL games, all with Arizona.
Perlini, 22, had six points (two goals, four assists) in 22 games with the Coyotes this season. A first-round pick (No. 12) in the 2014 draft by Arizona, he has 33 goals and 24 assists in 153 NHL games.