The Chicago Blackhawks have agreed to trade Marian Hossa, Vinnie Hinostroza, Jordan Oesterle and a 2019 third round pick to the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for Marcus Kruger, Jordan Maletta, Andrew Campbell, the rights to MacKenzie Entwhistle and a 2019 fifth round pick.
F Marian Hossa
F Vinnie Hinostroza
D Jordan Oesterle
2019 3rd RD pick
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Blackhawks Trade Marian Hossa and Vinnie Hinostroza to the Coyotes
The Blackhawks completed a trade Thursday with the Coyotes. Arizona acquires forwards Marian Hossa and Vinnie Hinsotroza along with defenseman Jordan Oesterle and a 2019 third round pick in exchange for forwards Marcus Kruger, Jordan Maletta, MacKenzie Entwhistle and defenseman Andrew Campbell.
Hossa has already announced that he will no longer play hockey due to a skin infection that made him sit out last season. He was placed on LITR before the start of the 2017-18 season.
Hossa was originally drafted 12th overall in the first round by the Ottawa Senators in the 1997 NHL draft. He also played for the Atlanta Thrashers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Detroit Red Wings and Chicago Blackhawks. Hossa finished his NHL career with 525 goals and 609 assists for 1,134 points in 1,309 games.
In Hinostroza, the Coyotes get a good two-way player that can play center or wing. The Chicago native has only played for the Chicago Blackhawks in his three-year NHL career. He has put up 13 goals and 26 assists for 39 career points in 106 career games. He was originally drafted in the sixth round, 169th overall of the 2012 NHL draft by the Blackhawks.
Last season he scored seven goals and 18 assists for 25 points. He also added 10 minutes in penalties. His possession numbers were 54.5 percent Corsi and a relative Corsi of 2.4.
The Coyotes also get Osterle, who netted career highs in goals in assists with five and 10, respectively, in 55 games.
Chicago gets back Kruger, who played his first six seasons of his career in the Windy City. He only scored one goal and handed out five assists last season in 48 games with the Carolina Hurricanes.
Campbell spent last season with the Tuscon Roadrunners of the AHL. He netted two goals and four assists with the Coyotes’ minor league affiliate. He’ll fight for a roster spot or be sent to Rockford.
In Entwhistle, he is a solid skater who plays a north-south style of game. He is willing to get dirty in the corners and in front of the net, as well as play a grinding game on the cycle. Entwhistle gets to the front of the net where he can bang in rebounds, or quickly one-time passes. He also grabs loose pucks and keeps the offense going by moving them quickly to teammates.
What This Means for the Future
The Blackhawks aren’t hamstrung by Hossa his annual $5.275 million contract for the next three years. General manager Stan Bowman now has room to try and speed up the rebuild in a very tough Central Division.
Collecting salaries like this is a standard operating procedure for Arizona, but this is different. They’ve done salary dumps in the past with Chris Pronger and Pavel Datsyuk among others. This is a move to get the Coyotes to the salary floor of $55.4 million. However, they wanted to get Hinostroza for sure.