Ekman-Larsson was acquired by Vancouver from Arizona in a blockbuster deal Friday that saw Conor Garland join him with the Canucks in exchange for Jay Beagle, Antoine Roussel, Loui Eriksson, the 2021 ninth overall pick, a 2022 second-round pick and a 2023 seventh-round pick, TSN.ca reports.

Considering Ekman-Larsson has six years remaining on his contract at an AAV of $8.25 million and hasn't reached the 40-point threshold in two consecutive seasons, his deal has become somewhat of an albatross that the new management group in Arizona wanted to ship out. Still, the veteran defenseman could return to being a solid producer from the blue line, though he may have to settle for a spot on the No. 2 power play in favor of Quinn Hughes lining up with the first unit, which won't improve his fantasy value.

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