Friday, March 29, 2013
GLENDALE, ARIZONA – Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have acquired forward Tobias Rieder from the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for forward Kale Kessy.
The 5-foot-11, 185-pound Rieder recorded 27-29-56 and 12 penalty minutes (PIM) in 52 games with the Kitchener Rangers (Ontario Hockey League) this season. In 2011-12, the Landshut, Germany native collected 42-42-84 and 25 PIM in 60 games with the Rangers. He led the OHL with 13-14-27 in 16 postseason games last season.
Rieder was originally drafted by the Oilers in the fourth round (114 overall) in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.
In 31 games with the Kamloops Blazers (Western Hockey League), Kessy recorded 12-13-25 and 44 PIM this season.