Warren was drafted in the 3rd round (81st overall) in 2015 by the Coyotes. He had 3 goals and 7 assists in 35 games for the University of Michigan this season. At best Warren could become a defensive bottom-six forward in the NHL. At worst, the Flyers got a late-round pick for someone that wasn’t in their plans anyway.
Here are some details on Warren, from the Flyers’ press release:
- Warren recently completed his second season at the University of Michigan where he recorded 10 points (3g-7a) in 35 games for the Wolverines.
- As a Freshman, he helped Michigan win the Big Ten title and a berth in the NCAA Tournament after posting 17 points (5g-12a) in 38 games.
- Internationally, Warren helped the United States win a gold medal at the Under-18 World Junior Championships in 2015 where he posted four points (2g-2a) in seven games.
- He also played with the United States National Team Development Program Under-18 Team during the 2014-15 season where he recorded 38 points (19G, 19A) in 61 games played.
Cousins was one of the Flyers’ depth forwards this season and would be moving even further down the depth chart next season with Oskar Lindblom and the number two pick likely being inserted into the top-nine. He also could’ve been taken by the Vegas Golden Knights, so this was a great move by Ron Hextall to get something for him.
Madsen looked like a solid prospect but he is behind a few people on the depth chart and there was no guarantee that he would sign with the Flyers.
Cousins will likely allow the Coyotes to protect one of their own forwards and still be exposed to Vegas.
It’s not a huge deal, but Hexy has made his first trade of what should be an exciting offseason.
Shoutout to TSN’s Bob McKenzie and Craig Custance for breaking the details of the trade.
ARI sends 5th round pick and Brendan Warren (Univ of Michigan) to PHI for Nick Cousins.
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) June 17, 2017
It appears that Merrick Madsen is going to Arizona as well.
G Merrick Madsen in that Coyotes/Flyers deal too.
— Craig Custance (@CraigCustance) June 17, 2017
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