General manager Chuck Fletcher has made his first trade.
Jordan Weal was dealt to the Coyotes Friday night for a 2019 sixth-round draft pick and defenseman Jacob Graves.
Weal, a 26-year-old center, was a logical trade candidate for the Flyers given he’s set to become an unrestricted free agent after the season and was in and out of the lineup.
With the Flyers entering Friday 30th in the NHL at 16-22-2 and 38 points, Fletcher is likely going to sell off some parts to retool and look ahead.
This season, Weal played in 28 of the Flyers’ 44 games, posting three goals and six assists.
Weal couldn’t find a true role with the Flyers. He was acquired in the January 2016 trade that saw former general manager Ron Hextall unload Vinny Lecavalier and Luke Schenn to the Kings.
Hextall was a big fan of Weal from their days back in the Kings’ organization.