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The Phoenix Coyotes have traded Forward Kyle Turris to the Ottawa Senators in exchange for Defenseman David Rundblad and a 2012 2nd round pick.


Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney confirmed the trade Saturday afternoon…


“We are very excited to have David join our organization,” Maloney stated. “He is a young, highly skilled Defenseman with superior offensive sense. We look forward to David joining us in the desert and becoming an important player for us in the future..”


Kyle Turris got his wish in being dealt. On November 22nd, Turris signed a 2-year/$2.8M contract with the Coyotes; 8 days before the deadline for RFA’s (restricted free agents) to sign with their respective clubs. Earlier in the Summer, Turris made it public that he wanted out of the Desert but Maloney would not trade him until he signed.


Going to the Ottawa Senators:


Kyle Turris (age 22) has only played in 6 games so far this season after ending his holdout on November 22nd. In those 6 games, Turris hasn’t registered a single point to go along with 4 Penalty Minutes and a -2 rating in the plus/minus category.


Going to the Phoenix Coyotes:


David Rundblad (age 21) has played in 24 games so far this season posting 4 points (1 Goal, 3 Assists) to go along with 6 Penalty Minutes and a -11 in the plus/minus category.


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