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Florida Panthers trade defenseman Anton Stralman to Arizona Coyotes

Apr 4, 2021; Sunrise, Florida, USA; Florida Panthers defenseman Anton Stralman (6) controls the puck against the Columbus Blue Jackets during the first period at BB&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 4, 2021; Sunrise, Florida, USA; Florida Panthers defenseman Anton Stralman (6) controls the puck against the Columbus Blue Jackets during the first period at BB&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

The Florida Panthers traded defenseman Anton Stralman, prospect Vladislav Kolyachonok and a 2024 fourth-round pick to the Arizona Coyotes for a 2023 seventh-round pick Monday.

The move, officially announced by the Coyotes, frees up approximately $5.5 million in cap space for Florida.

“We are very pleased to add Anton to our roster,” said Arizona general manager Bill Armstrong in a statement. “He is a veteran defenseman who will provide depth and experience on our blueline. Vladislav is a good prospect who we are high on and we look forward to watching him continue to develop this season.”

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Stralman, who turns 35 this Sunday, played in 38 games for Florida last season. He had three goals and six assists.

The 14-year veteran has one more season left on his contract, which he signed during the 2019 offseason. Originally a seventh-round pick by Toronto in 2005, where he played from 2007-09, Stralman has also played for Columbus (2009-11), the New York Rangers (2011-14), Tampa Bay (2014-19) and Florida (2019-21).

Kolyachonok, 20, was drafted by Florida in the second round (No. 52 overall) of the 2019 NHL Draft out of his native Belarus.

–Field Level Media