The speculation was true.

The Canadiens have used the picks acquired from the Jesperi Kotkaniemi compensation to acquire Christian Dvorak from the Arizona Coyotes.

It’s a huge upgrade on Kotkaniemi at the moment.

In five NHL seasons, all of which were spent with the Coyotes, Dvorak registered 146 points (67 goals, 79 assists) in 302 regular-season games. He also served 70 penalty minutes and compiled a minus-19 differential. Dvorak has three points, including two goals, in nine career playoff games.