Michalek Traded to the Blues

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 The Arizona Coyotes acquire Maxim Letunov –

The Arizona Coyotes have acquired forward Maxim Letunov from the St. Louis Blues in exchange for defenseman Zbynek Michalek and a conditional 3rd round draft choice in the 2015 Entry Draft.

About Maxim Letunov:

Position: RW     Shot: Right
DOB: Feb. 20, 1996   Born: Moscow, Russia
Height: 6’3     Weight: 168
Drafted: St. Louis   Rnd: 2    Overall: 52   Year: 2014 NHL Entry Draft

2014-15 Stats:

Team: Youngstown     League: USHL

Games: 45   Goals: 21   Assists: 29   Points: 50   PIM: 16

Maxim Letunov has committed to play in the NCAA in 2015-16 for the Boston University Terriers.

Don Maloney on Maxim Letunov:

“Maxim is a big, skilled center with excellent upside.  He will play at Boston University next season who do a great job developing players. We are excited to have him join our organization.”

Don Maloney on Zbynek Michalek:

“We would like to thank Zbynek for all his contributions to the Coyotes over the years.  Z is a fierce competitor and a great person and we wish him all the best in the future.”

Zbynek Michalek registered 2 goals and 6 assists for 8 points and 12 penalty minutes in 53 games with the Arizona Coyotes this season.

It is reported that the Coyotes retained 50% of Michalek’s salary.

Coyotes acquire Mark Leggio –

In a minor league deal the Arizona Coyotes have acquired goaltender David Leggio from the New York Islanders in exchange for defenseman Mark Louis.

Leggio is a 6-foot, 185-pound goaltender from Buffalo, New York.  He has posted a 7-13-0 record with a 3.93 goals against average and a .861 save percentage in 23 games with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (AHL) this season.

Mark Louis recorded no goals and 3 assists for 3 points 77 penalty minutes in 34 games with the Portland Pirates (AHL) in 2014-15.

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