|Mikael Tellqvist (Photo: Getty Images) |
Buffalo Sabres GM Darcy Regier announced today the Sabres have acquired goaltender Mikael Tellqvist (pronounced Michael Tell-kwist) from Phoenix in exchange for Buffalo’s fourth-round selection in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.
Tellqvist (9/19/1979, 6’0, 189 lbs.) has played in 15 games for the Coyotes this season, posting a record of 7-5-1. He has a 2.86 GAA and .907 save percentage. Currently in his eighth NHL season, Tellqvist has a career record of 43-40-2-8 with Phoenix and Toronto, along with six shutouts, 3.04 GAA and .897 save percentage.
Tellqvist was originally selected by Toronto in the 3rd round (70th overall) of the 2000 NHL Entry Draft. A native of Sundbyberg, Sweden, Tellqvist was traded to Phoenix by Toronto for Tyson Nash and Boston's 4th round choice in the 2007 Entry Draft on November 28, 2006.