Coyotes decide futures with Winnik, Wolski


Just because it’s summer doesn’t mean the Phoenix Coyotes are taking time off.

Today the Phoenix Coyotes trade Dan Winnik to the Colorado Avalanche for a 4th round pick of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft which will be held in Minnesota.

Also, today the Coyotes announced that they have re-signed left wing Wojtek Wolski to a two-year contract (and of course the terms of the deal were not released as is the team policy). UPDATE: According to Wolski’s contract is for $7,600,000 – breaking down to $3,600,000 for the 2010-11 season and then $4,000,000 for the 2011-12 season. This makes him a $3.8 million hit on the salary cap.

“We are very excited to sign Wojtek to a new contract,” said Maloney. “He is a talented offensive player who performed extremely well for us last season down the stretch and led our team in goals during the playoffs. He will be a key contributor for the Coyotes going forward as he enters the prime of his career.”

Wolski split the 2009-10 season with the Avalanche and the Coyotes and still had a career high season. He posted 65 points ( 23 goals and 42 assist) with a plus/minus rating of +21 in the 80 games played between the two organizations.

Wolski was acquired by the Coyotes on March 3, 2010 in exchange for Peter Mueller and Kevin Porter and played in the remaining regular season games and all of the post season games where he added 4 goals and an assist against the Detroit Red Wings.