The Minnesota Wild plucked one of the biggest fishes from the trade deadline pool on Sunday, acquiring Arizona’s Martin Hanzal for draft picks, and the aftermath left ‘Yotes captain Shane Doan a little perplexed.
During the intermission of a game between Arizona and the Buffalo Sabres (eventually won 3-2 by the Coyotes), Doan was being interviewed and didn’t seem overly thrilled with the Hanzal deal.
Shane Doan does not appear to be very happy about the Martin Hanzal trade. pic.twitter.com/ooQH4dbU9W
— Adam Herman (@AdamZHerman) February 27, 2017
Minnesota picked up the veteran forward for a passel of draft picks, including a first-round pick in 2017, a second-round selection in 2018, and a conditional pick in 2019. Minnesota also acquired winger Ryan White and Arizona’s fourth round pick in this year’s draft.
Hanzal, who many thought was being courted hard by the Montreal Canadiens, had 16 goals and 10 assists in 51 games this season. He has won 56 percent of his face-offs and dished out 105 hits. Energy player White had seven goals and six assists in 46 games, along with 70 penalty minutes and 138 hits.