FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
GLENDALE, ARIZONA --- Arizona Coyotes President of Hockey Operations and General Manager John Chayka announced today that the Coyotes have acquired forward Josh Archibald, goaltender Sean Maguire, and a 2019 sixth-round draft pick from the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for goaltender Michael Leighton and a 2019 fourth-round draft pick. Archibald will report to the Coyotes later today.
"Josh is a player who is committed to winning," Chayka said. "We're happy to have him in our organization."
The 5-foot-10, 176-pound Archibald has played in three games with the Penguins this season and has recorded 1-2-3 and four penalty minutes (PIM) in six games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL). The 25-year-old native of Regina, SK scored three goals in 14 career NHL games with Pittsburgh. The 25-year-old Archibald has played in four career playoff games and won the 2017 Stanley Cup with the Penguins. Archibald was originally drafted by the Penguins in the sixth round (174th overall) in the 2011 Entry Draft.
The 6-foot-2, 202-pound Maguire has posted an 8-3-0 record with a .910 save percentage (SV%) and a 3.28 goals against average (GAA) with Wheeling (ECHL) this season. The 24-year-old Maguire has also played in four games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and has recorded a 1-1-0 record with a .924 SV% and a 2.19 GAA.
The 6-foot-3, 187-pound Leighton was assigned to the Tucson Roadrunners on December 14, 2017. Leighton did not play a game for the Roadrunners this season, but has registered a 1-1-2 record with a 3.40 goals against average (GAA) and an .869 save percentage (SV%) in five games with the Chicago Wolves (AHL). The 36-year-old native of Petrolia, ON native has also produced a 3-3-2 record, 3.03 GAA and an .868 SV% in nine games with the Syracuse Crunch (AHL) in 2017-18.