The Avalanche have acquired Mikkel Boedker from the Coyotes for Alex Tanguay, Conner Bleackley and Kyle Wood.
Boedker, 26 spent the first eight seasons of his NHL career with the Coyotes, picking up 39 points (13G / 26A) in 62 games this season and 213 career points (80G / 133A) in 445 games with the Yotes. He is expected to slide right in for Tanguay in the Avs’ top-6.
Boedker could move to the point on the Coyotes’ power-play in 2015-16.
Arizona is trying to replace Keith Yandle on the power-play after trading him to New York last March. Bodega has never played the point in the NHL, but used to play there alongside Oliver Edman-Larsson when they were both in the AHL. Boedker could be a good fit on the blueline and it could lead to more power-play points for the 25-year-old.
Boedker (splenectomy) will not return this season.
Boedker has been out January 18th and GM Don Maloney confirmed on Sunday that he will miss the remainder of the season after rupturing his spleen. He finishes the year with 14 goals and 14 assists (28 points) in 45 games.
Boedker had successful surgery to remove his injured spleen; recovery is expected to be 4-6 weeks.
Boedker injured his spleen in the game against Winnipeg on Sunday and had it removed on that night. Boedker, who has 14 goals and 14 assists (28 points) in 45 games will be out of the Coyotes lineup for at least one month.
Boedker is week-to-week with an upper-body injury.
Boedker suffered an upper-body injury in Winnipeg last night and will miss at least a couple of weeks as a result. As of last night, Boedker had played in 257 consecutive games, a streak that is obviously going to come to an end. With Boedker out, expect Martin Erat to get back into the lineup on Tuesday.
The Phoenix Coyotes have re-signed left wing Mikkel Boedker to a two-year contract with an annual average of $2.55 million.
Boedker had 26 points (seven goals) in 48 games last season. The 23-year-old from Denmark played 82 games with the Coyotes in 2011-12, scoring 24 points (11 goals). He has 95 points in 256 career NHL games. Boedker was chosen 8th overall by the Coyotes in the 2008 NHL entry draft.
The hard work paid off for Boedker, who was awarded a spot on the Coyotes roster as the team prepares for Saturday’s opening game of the season in San Jose.
Boedker could be primed for a more offensive role following a few years of shuffling between the AHL and NHL. Last season he scored four goals and 14 points through 34 points. Look for around 30-40 points over a full season.
GLENDALE, ARIZONA – Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have re-signed forward Mikkel Boedker to a two-year contract. As per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.