Maletta was part of a seven-player trade Thursday that will send him from the Coyotes to the Blackhawks for the 2018-19 season. He, Andrew Campbell, Marcus Kruger, MacKenzie Entwistle and a 2019 fifth-round selection were sent to the Blackhawks in exchange for Vinnie Hinostroza, Jordan Oesterle and a 2019 third-round pick.

Maletta appeared in just 29 AHL games during 2017-18 due to a hand injury, collecting just four points -- all assists -- over that span. Although he's only 23, the pivot's ceiling from a future fantasy perspective likely remains low given his lack of production after moving to the minors for the first time in 2016-17. He will attempt to get back on track with his development this season.

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