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Report: Canucks acquire Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Conor Garland in trade involving Eriksson, Beagle, Roussel, and ninth overall pick

The Vancouver Canucks, who have long been linked to Arizona Coyotes defenceman Oliver Ekman-Larsson, finally got their guy.

The news broke early Friday afternoon after John Gambadoro of Arizona Sports tweeted that a deal involving OEL and forward Conor Garland heading to Vancouver was close.

Soon after, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet tweeted the following:

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Update 1:58 PM: Gambadoro is reporting that the Coyotes are taking back a portion of the Ekman-Larsson contract in the deal. Arizona will pay about 1.2 million per year for the remaining 6 years left.

Update 2:06 PM: Friedman reports the final trade is: OEL and Garland for Beagle, Eriksson, tonight’s ninth overall pick, a second-round pick next year, and a seventh-round pick. Arizona retains 12 percent of OEL’s salary for the remainder of the contract.