GLENDALE - Coyotes defensemen Alex Goligoski and Jason Demers, former teammates in Dallas, could be reunited as a defensive pair by the time the regular season begins on Oct. 5.
Arizona acquired Demers, 29, on Sunday in a trade with the Florida Panthers. Goligoski, of course, is entering his second season after notching six goals and 30 assists in his first with the Coyotes.
"That was a great pickup for us," Goligoski, 32, said of Demers. "He's a really solid player and a guy that if he's on your team, he helps your team. He moves the puck well and he's a real efficient player, so if I play with him, great. He's an easy guy to play with."