Grabbing a Goose
The final trade on this list finishes off with another trade that involves a defenceman.
When looking at the Arizona Coyotes’ defensive corps, two were drafted by the team (OEL and Jakob Chychrun), one was a free agent signing (Ilya Lyubushkin), one was claimed off waivers (Kevin Connauton) and the rest were all acquired in trades listed here.
This trade was a simple one-for-one deal, with Alex Goligoski heading to the desert in exchange for a 2016 fifth-round draft pick.
Since being acquired by the Arizona Coyotes, Goligoski has earned 92 points (21 goals, 71 assists) in 215 regular season games.
The 33-year-old veteran has blocked 408 shots and thrown 301 hits since arriving in the desert – averaging 22:38 on the ice.
Goose has been a steady veteran presence for the Coyotes and continues to play a vital role in Rick Tocchet’s team.
The Stars used the fifth-round pick from the Coyotes to select goaltender Colton Point – who has been developing in college before turning pro, playing in both the ECHL and AHL this season in the Stars’ system.
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