The Coyotes made their big move before the start of the free-agency period, trading a draft pick to Tampa Bay for centre Sam Gagner and right wing B.J. Crombeen on Sunday. Arizona also initiated a buyout of centre Mike Ribeiro's contract after last season's top signee didn't pan out.
The Coyotes beefed up their depth at centre by picking up Vitale, who spent his first four seasons with Pittsburgh. He has eight goals and 27 assists in 163 career games.
Dubnyk was the starter in Edmonton last season before struggling and being traded to Nashville. He replaces backup goalie Thomas Greiss, who signed with Pittsburgh.
I loved being in the jerseys again and they worked some magic for us. It was weird in warm-ups, seeing No. 22 in that jersey and thinking he’s [Mike Gartner], and No. 8 reminds you of Danny Briere … every number had me thinking back to the guys who wore them and smiling.
— Coyotes captain Shane Doan on wearing Kachina-style throwback jerseys in a 3-2 victory against the Canucks on Thursday