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On Thursday, the Arizona Coyotes capitalized on the Philadelphia Flyers’ desire to shed salary. Their rewards: Gostisbehere — a productive 28-year-old offensive defenseman — and two draft picks.
Imama, 24, is a big winger who scored nine goals in 31 AHL games last season. Hults is a 23-year-old left-handed defenseman entering his second professional season.
The newest Coyote has two years remaining on a $5.5 million AAV contract. Ladd has two Stanley Cup rings but has barely played at any level since 2019.
The 21-year-old forward was the first English-trained player drafted by an NHL team. Three years later, the Coyotes have reportedly signed Kirk to an entry-level contract.
Garland scored 39 points in 49 games with the 2020–21 Coyotes; Bunting will be an unrestricted free agent in July
Conor Garland made his return but the Coyotes went without Nick Schmaltz in the loss
The 25-year-old pending UFA has nine goals and 11 points in 16 NHL games this year
The Los Angeles Kings outplayed the Coyotes by a significant margin in this game, but Arizona managed to drag it out to a shootout and earned a valuable point in the process.
The Coyotes look to be in decent shape for the Expansion Draft but they will not meet the NHL’s Expansion Draft requirements until they sign another defenseman to expose.