FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Saturday, November 30, 2019
GLENDALE, ARIZONA - Arizona Coyotes President of Hockey Operations and General Manager John Chayka announced today that the Coyotes have acquired defenseman Vili Saarijarvi from the Detroit Red Wings in exchange for goaltender Eric Comrie.
The 22-year-old Saarijarvi has an assist in 13 games with the Grand Rapids Griffins (AHL) this season. The 5-foot-10, 183-pound native of Rovaniemi, FI has registered 2-26-28 and 32 PIM (penalty minutes) in 125 career games with Grand Rapids.
He was originally drafted by the Red Wings in the third round (73rd overall) in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.
Comrie was claimed off waivers from the Winnipeg Jets on October 1st and did not make an appearance with the Coyotes.