GLENDALE, Ariz. - The Edmonton Oilers have traded centre Boyd Gordon to the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for forward Lauri Korpikoski.
The 31-year-old Gordon had six goals and seven assists in 68 games with the Oilers last season. He also led Edmonton and ranked 11th in the NHL in face-off percentage (55.9).
Gordon had 12 goals and 25 assists through 123 games with the Coyotes from 2011-2013. He was originally drafted by the Washington Capitals in the first round (17th overall) in the 2002 draft.
"We are very pleased to re-acquire Boyd Gordon," Arizona Coyotes general manager Don Maloney said in a statement. "Boyd is an excellent defensive centre 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."
Korpikoski had six goals and 15 assists in 69 games with the Coyotes last season.