JACK McBAIN MOVED TO ARIZONA
The Arizona Coyotes acquired center Jack McBain from the Minnesota Wild for a second-round draft pick in 2022.
What does it give the Arizona Coyotes
The Coyotes held five picks in Round 2 of this year's draft, so they could easily afford to move one. So, they are taking a flier on McBain, a four-year player at Boston College who did not want to sign with Minnesota. Arizona gives him a much clearer (and quicker) path to the NHL.
What does it give the Minnesota Wild
For the Wild, adding a second-round pick in this year's draft for a player who did not want to sign is like found money. Minnesota now has eight picks in the '22 draft, which may tempt GM Bill Guerin to make one final big move before this year's trade deadline. He might be looking for goaltending help.
McBain has a decent shot at playing with Arizona next season, but he might not be good enough to pick up in shallow keeper formats. Keep an eye on him.
Draft pick - Round 2 in 2022