Coyotes Acquire Niklas Hjalmarsson From Blackhawks


The Chicago Blackhawks have traded defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson to the Arizona Coyotes for defensemen Connor Murphy and Laurent Dauphin.

Hjalmarsson, 30, scored four goals and added 13 assists in 73 games last season. He was held without a point in four playoff games.

A veteran of 623 NHL games, Hjalmarsson has recorded 23 goals and added 120 assists in his career.  He is signed through the 2018-19 season at a cap hit of $4.1 million.

Hjalmarsson has spent his entire career in Chicago since being selected in the fourth round of the 2005 NHL Draft.