We are an hour before the trade freeze and it looks like the Coyotes are making moves right at the last moment.
Both from Elliotte Friedman and Bob McKenzie, there are reports Smith is going to Calgary.
Im not sure of everything involved here, but hearing CAL and ARIZ are working on a Mike Smith deal— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) June 17, 2017
As @FriedgeHNIC mentioned, ARI and CGY are indeed working to finalize a trade involving goaltender Mike Smith.— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) June 17, 2017
CGY third-rounder Brandon Hickey, who plays at BU, may also be part of the ARI-CGY trade.— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) June 17, 2017
Assuming trade call gets done, ARI to retain 25 per cent of Smith's salary. CGY will send rights to Brandon Hickey + conditional 3rd rder...— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) June 17, 2017
And from Craig Morgan.
I am told that the Mike Smith to Calgary trade is real and going through. Awaiting word on details of the return.— Craig Morgan (@craigsmorgan) June 17, 2017
The Coyotes send goaltender Mike Smith, whom they are retaining 25% of the salary to the Calgary Flames for Brandon Hickey (a left handed defenseman who played at BU with Keller), the rights to Goaltender Chad Johnson and a Conditional 2018 3rd round pick (becomes a second if the Flames make the playoffs) as mentioned by Craig Morgan via tweet.
Coyotes get a 3rd round pick that becomes a 2nd if Flames make the playoffs, Brandon Hickey and rights to Chad Johnson.— Craig Morgan (@craigsmorgan) June 17, 2017
Full Details for the trade from Elliotte Friedman.
Full Mike Smith deal is for Chad Johnson, Brandon Hickey and a third that becomes a second if CAL makes playoff. ARIZ retains 25% of salary.— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) June 17, 2017
We will have an in-depth analysis of the trade as soon as we can.
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