Mon, Mar 21, 2022 at 10:05am


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.

Fantasy impact
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.

Player focus

Arizona Coyotes

Jack McBain C

Minnesota Wild

Draft pick - Round 2 in 2022