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Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced that the Coyotes have claimed defenseman Freddy Meyer off waivers from the New York Islanders.
Meyer, 26, registered 2-6-8 and 38 penalty minutes (PIM) in 60 games with the Islanders and the Philadelphia Flyers last season. The 5-foot-10, 192-pound defenseman was acquired by the Islanders from the Flyers on Dec. 16, 2006 and recorded three assists in 35 games last season with New York.
In three NHL seasons with New York and Philadelphia, Meyer has collected 8-27-35 and 71 PIM in 118 career games.
During the 2004-05 season, Meyer was a member of the American Hockey League Calder Cup Champion Philadelphia Phantoms and led all AHL defensemen in playoff points (12) and assists (9). During his collegiate career, the Wolfeboro, New Hampshire native was the captain of Boston University and registered 17-45-62 and 288 PIM in 126 games. Meyer also represented the United States National Team that competed in the 2001 World Junior Championships Tournament in Moscow, Russia.