The Vancouver Canucks have traded defenceman Michael Del Zotto to the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for Luke Schenn and a 2020 seventh-round draft pick.
Per the Canucks’ press release, Schenn will report directly to the Utica Comets. The 29-year-old defenceman has spent the majority of the 2018-19 with the Ducks’ AHL affiliate in San Diego, where he has registered two goals and 10 points in 22 games. He started the season with Anaheim, logging eight games with the NHL club before being placed on waivers. Schenn’s NHL career started with the Toronto Maple Leafs, where he played for four seasons before heading to Philadelphia. In 716 career NHL games with the Maple Leafs, Flyers, Kings, Coyotes and Ducks, Schenn has scored 30 goals and added 113 assists.
Del Zotto, 28, signed with the Canucks as a free agent in July 2017 after three seasons with the Philadelphia Flyers. The rearguard registered seven goals and 19 assists in 105 games with the Canucks while fulfilling a leadership role on the rebuilding club. In 589 career NHL games split between the New York Rangers, Nashville Predators, Flyers and Canucks, Del Zotto has tallied 54 goals and 215 points.