Weal was traded to Canadians by the Coyotes


Jordan Weal was traded to the Montreal Canadiens Monday by the Arizona Coyotes against Michael Chaput.

Weal, who totals 11 points (four goals, seven assists), including 47 games this season, was traded to the Coyotes by the Philadelphia Flyers on Jan. 11.


Selected by the Los Angeles Kings in the third round (No. 70) of the 2010 NHL Draft, the 26-year-old striker has 44 points (20 goals, 24 assists) in 153 regular season games with the Coyotes , the Flyers and Kings and no points in a Stanley Cup playoff game.

Chaput, a 26-year-old forward, has five assists in 32 games this season, but last played in the NHL on Feb. 9. He was sent to Laval from the American Hockey League on February 13 and has 16 points (10 goals, six assists) in 24 league games.

Selected by Philadelphia in the third round (No. 89) in the 2010 draft, Chaput has 22 points (six goals, 16 assists) in 167 regular season games with the Canadiens, the Vancouver Canucks and the Columbus Blue Jackets.

The Canadians (33-22-7) hold the first Wild Card in the Eastern Conference Eastern Conference playoffs, a point before the Carolina Hurricanes.

Arizona (29-28-5) is three points behind the Minnesota Wild for the second Wild Card of the Western Conference.


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