Coyotes Trade Keith Yandle To New York

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The Keith Yandle Era in Arizona comes to an end –

The Arizona Coyotes have traded high scoring defenceman Keith Yandle to the New York Rangers.  Along with Yandle, the Coyotes send defenceman Chris Summers and a 2016 4th round draft pick to the New York Rangers in exchange for forward Anthony Duclair, defenseman John Moore, a 1st round draft choice in the 2016 Entry Draft and a 2nd round draft choice in the 2015 Entry Draft.

About Anthony Duclair 

Position: LW     Shot: Left

DOB: Aug. 25, 1996     Born: Pointe-Claire, PQ

Height: 5’11     Weight: 185

Drafted by:  NYR   Round: 3   Overall: 80   Year: 2013 NHL Entry Draft

Anthony Duclair has played 18 games for the Rangers this season scoring 1 goal and 6 assists for 7 points along with 4 penalty minutes.  Duclair was originally drafted by the Rangers in the third round (80th overall) in the 2013 Entry Draft.

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Anthony Duclair and Max Domi celebrate at the 2014-15 WJHC

Anthony Duclair played on a line with Coyotes prospect Max Domi during the 2014-15 WJHC and the two players developed an instant chemistry on Canada’s #1 line helping Canada win a Gold Medal!

From G.M. Don Maloney:

“Anthony Duclair is a dynamic, skilled forward who has size, speed and offensive talent.  He will be a valuable addition to our organization.”

About John Moore:

Position: Def     Shot: Left

DOB: Nov. 19, 1990     Born: Winnetka, IL

Height: 6’3     Weight: 205

Drafted by:  Columbus   Round: 1   Overall: 21   Year: 2009 NHL Entry Draft

John Moore is a 24-year-old defenceman that has played in 38 games for the Rangers this season tallying 1 goal and 5 assists for 6 points along with 19 penalty minutes.  The 6-foot-3, 202-pound native of Winnetka, Illinois was originally drafted by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the first round (21st overall) in the 2009 Entry Draft.

From G.M. Don Maloney:

“John Moore is a young, strong skating, puck moving defenseman who will solidify our core group on the blue line.  Keith Yandle was a terrific player and leader for us.  We would like to thank him for all his contributions to the organization over the past nine seasons. We wish him and his family all the best in the future.”

It has been reported that the Coyotes retained 50% of Keith Yandle’s salary.

The Arizona Coyotes are expected to make a couple more moves today before the NHL Trade Deadline at 1pm Arizona time.

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