The Vancouver Canucks acquired winger David Pope from the Detroit Red Wings in exchange for defenceman Alex Biega on Sunday evening.
Biega scored two goals and 16 points in 41 games with the Canucks in 2018-19, but he started this season in the AHL with the Utica Comets. The veteran defenceman has played 179 games at the NHL level and may receive more opportunity with a rebuilding Red Wings club.
Pope, a fourth-round selection of the Red Wings in the 2013 NHL Draft, split time between the AHL’s Grand Rapid Griffins and ECHL’s Toledo Walleye during the 2018-19 campaign. He posted two goals and three points with Grand Rapids.
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