The Arizona Coyotes have announced they have acquired the negotiating rights to Alex Goligoski for a 5th round pick in 2016. If the Coyotes do not sign Goligoski by July 1st, he will be a free agent.
The 30 year old defenseman comes over from the Dallas Stars where last season he played 82 games and had 5 goals and 32 assists with 34 penalty minutes. He is a left handed defenseman who primarily played with John Klingberg last season. He was originally drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 2nd round in 2004.
Chayka on acquiring negotiating rights: "He was the first domino to fall in what we hope are a series of coordinated moves to help our team"— Craig Morgan (@craigsmorgan) June 16, 2016
Chayka on acquiring negotiatng rts: "It’s more about the confidence in what we have to sell here w/a team that's young&poised to break out."— Craig Morgan (@craigsmorgan) June 16, 2016
Goligoski tells me he's Open to anything, want a good fit on a team heading in right direction. Will visit AZ on Monday Tues & go from there— Josh Rimer (@JoshRimerHockey) June 16, 2016
ARI doesn't have a contract in place for Goligoski but plans to bring the player into ARI and sell him on the Coyotes.— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) June 16, 2016
We will keep you updated on the situation as more develops.