Petteri Nokelainen has been traded to the Phoenix Coyotes for a conditional sixth-round draft pick. The 24-year-old center was down to fifth on the Ducks’ depth chart at center, having been a healthy scratch in six of eight games before the Olympic break.
In 50 games, he had four goals and 11 points, occasionally filling in on the penalty kill and power play.
It’s the fifth, and presumably final, trade for Murray on a busy deadline day.
Joining the Ducks are defensemen Lubomir Visnovsky and Aaron Ward, goaltenders Curtis McElhinney and
Joey MacDonald, and a conditional sixth-round draft pick. Leaving are defenseman Ryan Whitney, Justin Pogge, Vesa
Toskala, fourth- and sixth-round draft picks in 2010, and a
seventh-round choice in 2011.
Earlier in the week, forward Evgeny Artyukhin, defenseman Nick Boynton and prospect Steven Kampfer were traded, netting a pair of draft picks in return.