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Coyotes Acquire Gordon from Edmonton in Exchange for Korpikoski

by Staff Writer / Arizona Coyotes


Tuesday, June 30, 2015

GLENDALE, ARIZONA – Arizona Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have acquired center Boyd Gordon from the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for forward Lauri Korpikoski.

"We are very pleased to re-acquire Boyd Gordon," said Maloney. "Boyd is an excellent defensive center who is one of the league's best in the face-off circle. He has a great work ethic and will add experience and leadership to our dressing room. We are excited to have him back."

The 31-year-old Gordon recorded 6-7-13 and 17 penalty minutes (PIM) in 68 games with the Oilers last season. The 6-foot, 200-pound native of Unity, SK led Edmonton and ranked 11th in the NHL with a 55.9 face-off percentage (FO%) in 2014-15.

Gordon registered 12-25-37 in 123 games with the Coyotes from 2011-13. He was originally drafted by the Washington Capitals in the first round (17th overall) in the 2002 Entry Draft.

Korpikoski collected 6-15-21 with 12 PIM in 69 games with the Coyotes in 2014-15.

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