The Vancouver Canucks traded former Washington Capitals center Jay Beagle to the Arizona Coyotes along with left-wing Loui Eriksson, left-wing Antoine Roussel, the ninth overall pick in Friday night’s 2021 NHL Draft (8 PM ET, ESPN2), a 2022 second-round pick, and a 2022 seventh-round pick as part of a deal to get right-wing Connor Garland and left-handed defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson on Friday.
Beagle, 34, was the third-longest tenured Capital on the 2017-18 Stanley Cup Champion roster as he was on the team since 2008. Only left winger Alex Ovechkin (2005) and center Nicklas Backstrom (2007) had been on the Capitals’ roster longer than Beagle.
Vancouver goalie Braden Holtby was discussed as part of the trade package in the blockbuster deal between the Coyotes and Canucks. As I have said before teams are interested in Yotes Goalie Darcy Kuemper – mainly Colorado. So makes some sense Holtby’s name came up.
— John Gambadoro (@Gambo987) July 23, 2021
During his career in Washington, Beagle tallied 51 goals and 116 points in 471 games and eight goals and 19 points in 85 Stanley Cup Playoff games. He was a reliable penalty killer and faceoff specialist, who got trusted to take draws in crucial moments. Beagle won 56.1% of the faceoffs he took over his tenure as a Capital. He earned a +11 rating.
In 2017-18, Beagle recorded seven goals and 22 points along with a +3 rating in 79 regular-season games and two goals and eight points along with a +7 rating in 23 games during the team’s run to the Stanley Cup. He won and 58.52% of the faceoffs he took during the regular season and 60.3% of the ones he took during the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Since arriving in Vancouver, Beagle has recorded six goals, 26 points, and a -19 rating in 142 games, a steep decline from his production in Washington.
In 613 career NHL games with the Capitals and Canucks, Beagle has recorded 57 goals and 142 points.
Whatever narrative is out there about #Yotes, they are flexing financial muscle in the short term for draft picks.
(all real cash)
Ladd – $8m
Gostisbehere – $6.5m
Eriksson – $4m
Beagle – $2.2m
Roussel – $1.9m
For a 1st (No. 9 ov), four 2nds, a 3rd and a 7th.
— Frank Seravalli (@frank_seravalli) July 23, 2021
The Coyotes retained 12.5% of Ekman Larsson’s $8.25 million cap hit ($1,031,250).
By Harrison Brown