Updated Jun 29, 2014 - 9:42 pm
Arizona Coyotes acquire center Sam Gagner from Tampa Bay Lightning
The Coyotes have acquired center Sam Gagner from the Tampa Lightning in exchange for a sixth-round pick in 2015.
Gagner, who was acquired by the Lightning earlier in the evening in a deal with the Oilers involving Teddy Purcell, scored 10 goals to go along with 27 assists in Edmonton last season.
A former first-round pick, Gagner, 24, missed the first 13 games of 2013-14 with a broken jaw he sustained in the preseason.
In addition to Gagner, Arizona also received right winger B.J. Crombeen in the deal. The 28-year-old had 10 points in 55 games for Tampa Bay a season ago.
As part of the agreement, the Lightning have agreed to pay one-third of Gagner's contract -- which will pay the center $5 million for each of the next two seasons.
Maloney: "I haven't spent a whole time examining his defensive play quite frankly. What I get excited about is his offensive potential."— Craig Morgan (@cmorganfoxaz) June 30, 2014
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