CLOSING

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Helen St. James, Detroit Free Press

The Red Wings of Detroit traded on Monday night, acquiring a former first round pick.

General manager Steve Yerman adds left winger Brendan Pearlini to the depth of the team, sending quarterback Alec Regula to the Chicago Blackhawks in return.

Perlini, 23, was recruited in 12th place by the Coyotes in 2014. He appeared in 200 NHL games, scoring 45 goals and 27 assists, along with 76 penalty minutes from 2016-17. He had 30 career points in 2017-18.

The Pearls, 6-foot-3, 211 pounds, split last season between the Coyotes and Blackhawks, scoring 21 points in 68 games.

Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard (35) stops Arizona left coyote Brendan Pearlney (11) from being shot during the first NHL hockey game on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 in Detroit. (Photo: Paul Sancya, AP)

Perlini is a teammate with Wings striker Dylan Larkin of the Belle Tire bantam team who won a national championship in 2011. The Coyotes drafted Perlini three places before Wings draped Larkin.

This is the third trade Yzerman has made since taking control of the Wings in April.

On October 6, Jerman sent missing candidate David Pope to the Vancouver Canucks and acquired quarterback Alex Biega.

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Regula, 19, was made by Former Wings general manager Ken Holland in the third round in 2018 6-4, 203-may have four goals and seven assists in 10 games with the Knights of London in the Ontario Hockey League this season. He is the son of a former dentist at Wings Chet Regula.

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