North Vancouver’s Jordan Weal is on the move on NHL trade deadline day, headed from the Arizona Coyotes to the Montreal Canadiens.
Weal was part of a swap of centres, with Michael Chaput heading to Arizona in the deal. The 26-year-old Weal has played 153 games over four season in the league, scoring 20 goals with 24 assists. Montreal will be his fourth NHL team following stints in Los Angles, Philadelphia and Arizona. The former North Shore Winter Club player starred for the Regina Pats in the WHL, scoring 385 points in 282 career games and was drafted in the third round by the Kings in 2010. Weal helped lead the AHL’s Manchester Monarchs to a Calder Cup championship in 2015, winning playoff MVP honours.
Weal is known for his strong face-offs and puck control skills, and can play all three forward positions.