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by Staff Writer / Arizona Coyotes
By: Matt Rosen

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On Monday the Phoenix Coyotes acquired Kevyn Adams from the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for Dennis Seidenberg.

Adams, a 32-year old Washington, D.C. native is excited to be coming to the desert and being a part of the hottest team in the NHL.

"I'm thrilled," said Adams. "Anytime you get traded, you take a deep breath and you have the emotions from where youve been and what you've gone through, and then you get excited about where you're headed. I'm thrilled to be coming to this organization and this team is playing well. I'm excited to come into (this) situation."

The 6'1" 200-pound center, was a pivotal part of the Hurricanes 2006 Stanley Cup run, and his defensive style of play will only improve an already talent-filled Phoenix lineup.

"Kevyn Adams was a piece that was instrumental in Carolina winning the Stanley Cup last year,'' said Coyotes General Manager Michael Barnett. ''He's a veteran, an aggressive, hungry forward that will bring more leadership to our group. And he's very versatile.''

During Game Seven of the Stanley Cup finals last season, Adams suffered a broken wrist while blocking a shot against the Edmonton Oilers; and after surgery to repair his wrist, Adams is back to full health and ready to help the Coyotes reach the Stanley Cup playoffs.

"I feel great now," said Adams. "My body feels so good and I feel like myself for the first time all year, which is what any player wants. You want to be at your best."

Coyotes fans won't have to wait long for their first glimpse of Adams. Phoenix's newest addition is scheduled to be in the lineup Tuesday night when the Coyotes conclude their current five-game road trip in Dallas, Texas.

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