COYOTES ACQUIRE BELL AND 2ND ROUND DRAFT CHOICE IN 2008 NHL ENTRY DRAFT FROM TORONTO FOR PERREAULT AND 5TH ROUND DRAFT CHOICE IN 2008
Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Michael Barnett announced that the Coyotes have acquired defenseman Brendan Bell and a 2nd round draft choice in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for center Yanic Perreault and a 5th round draft choice in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.
Bell, 23, registered 1-4-5 and 19 penalty minutes (PIM) in 31 games played with Toronto this season. In 2005-06, the 6-foot-1, 205-pound native of Ottawa, Ontario played 1 game for Toronto and 70 games with the American Hockey League's Toronto Marlies, recording 6-37-43 and 99 PIM.
In 2 seasons with the Maple Leafs, Bell has registered 1-4-5 and 19 PIM in 32 career games. Bell was selected by Toronto in the 3rd round (65th overall) of the 2001 NHL Entry Draft.
Perreault recorded 19-14-33 and 20 PIM in 49 games with the Coyotes this season. In
14 seasons with Toronto, Los Angeles, Montreal, Nashville and Phoenix, Perreault has registered 236-261-497 and 364 PIM in 789 career games. The Coyotes signed Perreault as a free agent on October 30, 2006.