Arizona Coyotes trade Jon Gillies to Blue Jackets for 2023 6th-round pick, Voracek
The Arizona Coyotes have traded goaltender Jon Gillies to the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for a 2023 sixth-round draft pick.
Arizona also received the contract of forward Jakub Voracek, which runs through 2023-24, in the trade.
In 11 games this season for the Blue Jackets, Voracek, 33, scored one goal and five assists for six points.
Voracek suffered a concussion back on Nov. 4 and is out indefinitely as he recovers.
Over the course of the forward’s 15-year NHL career (1,058 games), Voracek has registered 223 goals and 583 assists for 806 points to go along with 525 penalty minutes.
As a member of the Tucson Roadrunners this season, Gillies went 5-8-2 with an .878 save percentage in 15 games played.
Gillies signed a one-year, $750,000 contract with the Coyotes last July, per CapFriendly.com.
It marks the latest trade the Coyotes have executed ahead of Friday’s 1 p.m. deadline.
Arizona on Wednesday dealt defenseman Jakob Chychrun to the Ottawa Senators in exchange for a 2023 conditional first-round pick, 2024 conditional second-round pick and an additional 2026 second-round pick.
The Coyotes also sent defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere to the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for a 2026 third-round pick earlier in the day.
Ahead of the goodbyes to Chychrun and Gostisbehere, the Coyotes traded Dysin Mayo last week for a late-round draft pick and the contract of defenseman Shea Weber and added another selection on Tuesday by agreeing to take on 25% of Patrick Kane’s remaining salary this season to facilitate his move from the Blackhawks to the New York Rangers.
Weber hasn’t played since 2020-21 as a member of the Montreal Canadiens due to injuries.
Weber carries a base salary of $3 million with a cap hit of $7.85 this season, per CapFriendly.com.