The Arizona Coyotes have acquired prospect Lawson Crouse and veteran Dave Bolland's contract from the Florida Panthers for two draft picks, the Coyotes announced Thursday.
Arizona sent a 2017 third-round pick and a conditional 2018 second-rounder that could become another 2017 third to Florida. The Coyotes are taking on the final three years of the injured Bolland's deal to pick up Crouse, the 11th pick in the 2015 draft.
Coyotes already ranked No. 1 in Future Watch and have added Crouse, not to mention Chychrun and Keller. Wowza. Farm system supremacy...
— Matt Larkin (@THNMattLarkin) August 25, 2016
Nagging injuries limited Bolland to 25 games last season, and the 30-year-old forward has three years left on his deal at a salary-cap hit of $5.5 million. But Arizona general manager John Chayka said Bolland isn't expected to play for the foreseeable future and could be placed on long-term injured reserve.
Crouse, 19, is a 6-foot-4 left winger who could make his NHL debut this fall. "He's a big, physical power forward who is a strong skater with good hands. Players of his caliber and profile are extremely hard to find," Chayka said.
— Max Domi (@max_domi) August 25, 2016
— Dave Vest (@davest4yotes) August 25, 2016