Arizona Coyotes acquire Panthers D Anton Stralman in a trade

Jul 26, 2021, 2:43 PM | Updated: 9:53 pm
Florida Panthers defenseman Anton Stralman (6) skates around Tampa Bay Lightning center Yanni Gourd...

Florida Panthers defenseman Anton Stralman (6) skates around Tampa Bay Lightning center Yanni Gourde (37) during the second period in Game 4 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series Saturday, May 22, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

(AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

The Arizona Coyotes acquired Florida Panthers defenseman Anton Stralman, the team announced on Monday.

Florida as part of the deal is also sending prospect Vladislav Kolyachonok and a 2024 second-round pick in exchange for a 2023 seventh-round pick.

The 34-year-old Stralman played 38 games and scored three goals with six assists this past season for Florida. He carries a $5.4 million cap hit before his contract expires following the 2021-22 season.

The veteran defenseman was picked in the seventh round of the 2005 NHL Draft by the Toronto Maple Leafs and played there for two seasons. He spent time with Columbus (2009-11), the New York Rangers (2011-14) and Tampa Bay Lightning (2014-19) before landing with the Panthers in 2019.

“We are very pleased to add Anton to our roster,” General Manager Bill Armstrong said in a press release. “He is a veteran defenseman who will provide depth and experience on our blueline. Vladislav is a good prospect who we are high on and we look forward to watching him continue to develop this season.”

Kolyachonok, a 20-year-old defenseman, was the 52nd overall pick in the 2019 NHL Draft. He spent part of last season with the AHL’s Syracuse Crunch.

The Coyotes have already made additions and subtractions on the blue line this offseason. They acquired 28-year-old defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere on July 22 from the Philadelphia Flyers and also traded captain Oliver Ekman-Larsson to the Vancouver Canucks on the date of the NHL Draft Friday.

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