Coyotes claim Valimaki, Adam Gaudette and other former Canucks hit waivers, Wolanin and Dries clear: Around the League

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David Quadrelli
1 year ago
Welcome back to Around the League, a column in which we deliver you news from around the National Hockey League, oftentimes through a Canucks-tinted lens.
Yesterday, we wrote about the Juuso Valimaki sweepstakes, explaining how we expected there to be a sweepstakes of sorts for the 2017 16th overall pick.
Already plagued with injuries aplenty throughout his young career, the Calgary Flames placed the 24-year-old left-shot defenceman on waivers Saturday.
Valimaki wasn’t expected to clear, and sure enough, the Arizona Coyotes — the team second on the NHL’s waiver priority list until November 1st — scooped him up on Sunday.
Valimaki was the only player from Saturday’s list who didn’t clear waivers, and on Sunday, a much longer list of names of those on waivers came out:
There’s nobody that really sticks out as someone of interest for the Canucks to claim, but today’s list is filled with former Canucks:
  • Adam Gaudette (TOR)
  • Zack MacEwen (PHI)
  • Michael Del Zotto (FLA)
  • Josh Leivo (STL)
  • Nic Petan (MIN)
  • Madison Bowey (MTL)
  • Jayce Hawryluk (OTT)
In other news, former Canuck Jimmy Vesey made good on his PTO with the New York Rangers and signed a one-year deal with them today.
Christian Wolanin and Sheldon Dries both cleared waivers after the Canucks placed both players on waivers on Saturday.

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