The Chicago Blackhawks today acquired forward Anthony Duclair and defenseman Adam Clendening from the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for forwards Richard Panik and Laurent Dauphin. Clendening will report to the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League.
Duclair, 22, has 15 points (9G, 6A) in 33 games with Arizona this season. He has also scored a goal in two straight games. During the 2015-16 season with the Coyotes, the Pointe-Claire, Quebec, native recorded career highs in goals (20), assists (24), points (44) and games played (81). Originally drafted in the third round (80th overall) of the 2013 National Hockey League Draft by the New York Rangers, Duclair was acquired by Arizona on March 1, 2015. In 190 career NHL games, spanning four seasons (2014-18), he has 35 goals and 46 assists.
He also helped Team Canada to a gold medal at the 2015 World Junior Championship by tallying eight points (4G, 4A) in seven games during the tournament.
Clendening returns to the Blackhawks after being drafted by Chicago in the second round (36th overall) of the 2011 NHL Draft. He skated in four games with the Blackhawks during the 2014-15 season, tallying one goal and one assist. He has played in 86-career NHL games with six teams over four seasons. During that time, he has registered 24 points (4G, 20A).
Panik collected 16 points (6G, 10A) in 37 games with the Blackhawks this year. The 26-year-old had 34 goals and 34 assists in 149 career games with Chicago. He was acquired by the Blackhawks on January 3, 2016 from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for Jeremy Morin.
Dauphin notched 14 points (4G, 10A) in 33 games with Rockford this year. He was acquired with Connor Murphy from the Coyotes in exchange for Niklas Hjalmarsson on June 23, 2017.
The Blackhawks host the Minnesota Wild tonight in a game that can be seen nationally on NBCSN, streamed on the NBC Sports app, heard on WGN Radio and on WRTO AM-1200.