Sunday, March 1, 2015
GLENDALE, ARIZONA – Arizona Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have acquired forward Anthony Duclair and defenseman John Moore, a first round draft choice in the 2016 Entry Draft and a second round draft choice in the 2015 Entry Draft from the New York Rangers in exchange for defensemen Keith Yandle and Chris Summers and a fourth round draft choice in the 2016 Entry Draft.
The 19-year-old Duclair has recorded 1-6-7 and four penalty minutes (PIM) in 18 games with the Rangers this season. The 5-foot-11, 185-pound native of Pointe-Claire, Quebec has also registered 9-16-25 with 22 PIM in 20 games with Quebec (QMJHL) this season. Duclair was originally drafted by the Rangers in the third round (80th overall) in the 2013 Entry Draft.
“Anthony Duclair is a dynamic, skilled forward who has size, speed and offensive talent,” Maloney said. “He will be a valuable addition to our organization.”
The 24-year-old Moore has totaled 1-5-6 and 19 PIM in 38 games with New York in 2014-15. The 6-foot-3, 202-pound native of Winnetka, Illinois was originally drafted by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the first round (21st overall) in the 2009 Entry Draft.
“John Moore is a young, strong skating, puck moving defenseman who will solidify our core group on the blue line,” Maloney said.
“Keith Yandle was a terrific player and leader for us,” Maloney said. “We would like to thank him for all his contributions to the organization over the past nine seasons. We wish him and his family all the best in the future.”
Yandle recorded 4-37-41 in 63 games with the Coyotes this season. Summers collected 0-3-3 in 17 games with the Coyotes in 2014-15.