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Phoenix Coyotes trade LW Steve Sullivan to New Jersey Devils for 7th round pick

Wednesday, 04.03.2013 / 5:15 PM / News

The Canadian Press

GLENDALE, Ariz. - The Phoenix Coyotes have traded forward Steve Sullivan to the New Jersey Devils for a seventh-round draft pick.

A 38-year-old left wing, Sullivan started his NHL career with the Devils, playing parts of two seasons in New Jersey from 1995-97.

Sullivan signed with Phoenix as a free agent during the off-season and had some good stretches with the Coyotes, scoring five goals with seven assists in 33 games, though he hadn't registered a point in the last 10 games.

He was honoured by the Coyotes before Tuesday night's game against the Los Angeles Kings after playing in his 1,000th career game last week.

Sullivan has 288 goals and 454 assists in 16 NHL seasons with six teams.

Once again, it shows character in this dressing room. Once again, there's no quitting in here. We all wanted this so bad and we worked so hard to get home-ice advantage and we weren't going to let this one slide.

— Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog on his team's OT Game 1 win vs. Minnesota Wild