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Canucks Trade Beauvillier to Blackhawks, Free Up Cap Space

November 29, 2023, 2:01 AM ET [489 Comments]
Michael DeRosa
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The Canucks have made a move. Anthony Beauvillier has been traded to the Chicago Blackhawks. In return, Vancouver has received a fifth-round pick.

While this return is not the biggest, the huge plus for Vancouver in this move is that they are not retaining a single cent of Beauvillier's cap hit. Because of this, they now have freed up $4.15 million cap hit. This is big for the Canucks, as they now have far more money to work with and the opportunity to add to their roster.

It is not a secret that the Canucks are looking to improve their blue line, and they have been connected to names like Nikita Zadorov and old friend Chris Tanev. This move now gives them more cap space to try to make a move for an impactful d-man. With that, they also could explore the free-agent market if they wish to add to their depth. Players like Ethan Bear and winger Phil Kessel are still available.

The Canucks had a surplus of wingers, so losing Beauvillier should not be too impactful. Although he had some solid moments in Vancouver, he is replaceable, and getting this kind of cap space is excellent.

Beauvillier will now get the opportunity to have a bigger role on a rebuilding Blackhawks club. With Taylor Hall out for the season and the team moving on from Corey Perry, Beauvillier should get top-six minutes in the Windy City.

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