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BREAKING: Coyotes Acquire Negotiating Rights to Alex Goligoski

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The Coyotes start the off season with a bang.

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

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.

We will keep you updated on the situation as more develops.