One of the hottest commodities leading up to the deadline is off the board as the Arizona Coyotes dealt Mikkel Boedker to the Colorado Avalanche Monday in exchange for Alex Tanguay, plus prospect Conner Bleackley and Kyle Wood.
Boedker, a pending unrestricted free agent, was viewed as one of the top potential rental players. A top-six winger that will provide scoring depth in the post-season, Boedker has registered 13 goals and 26 assists in 62 games with the Coyotes this season.
The 26-year-old Dane has been with the Coyotes since the organization selected him eighth overall in 2008. Elliotte Friedman reported earlier this month that it sounded like Boedker was asking for approximately $6-million per season in a contract extension.
In 445 career games with the Coyotes he has 80 goals, 133 assists and 86 penalty minutes.
Wrote this about Boedker over the weekend. Good job by the Coyotes in inflating his perceived value. pic.twitter.com/jqNYc1Gca0
— Dimitri Filipovic (@DimFilipovic) February 29, 2016
Tanguay had four goals, 18 assists in 52 games for the Avalanche this season. The 36-year-old becomes a UFA at the end of the season.
Bleackley was selected 23rd overall in the 2014 NHL Draft and Wood was taken in the third-round (84th overall) in the same draft. Bleackley has 41 points in 47 games this season with the Red Deer Rebels, while Wood has 35 points in 40 games with the OHL's North Bay Battalion.