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05:25  30 june  2019
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Arizona Coyotes : Coyotes GM John Chayka: “Alex is a skilled, productive forward who has scored 30 goals in this league. Arizona Coyotes : Chayka: “Max is a talented player and a good person. Montreal will provide him with Galchenyuk has two years left on his deal at .9M. Domi is an RFA.”

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The Phil Kessel drama in Pittsburgh has finally come to an end.

Kessel is moving on to the Arizona Coyotes as part of a deal that was consummated Saturday between the two teams. The 31-year-old forward is reunited with former Penguins assistant coach Rick Tocchet in exchange for Alex Galchenyuk and Pierre-Olivier Joseph. The Coyotes also receive a 2021 fourth-round pick and defenseman Dane Birks.

“First and foremost, I want to thank Phil Kessel for his contributions to the Penguins. He was a key component to our success in winning back-to-back Stanley Cups. We couldn’t have done it without him, and for that, we are grateful,” said Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford. “With that being said, we are excited to welcome a young, skilled player in Alex, and add depth to our defense with first-round draft pick Pierre-Olivier Joseph.”

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Interesting to note, the Penguins had serious interest in Galchenyuk before Montreal dealt him to Arizona last summer, Pagnotta stated on Twitter. In my opinion, I think Pittsburgh would have to add more than just Kessel for this trade to go through. Galchenyuk lead the team in goals and was third

Alex Galchenyuk was traded to the Arizona Coyotes by the Montreal Canadiens for Max Domi on Friday. Galchenyuk had 51 points (19 goals, 32 assists) in 82 games with the Canadiens this season. The forward has two seasons remaining on a three-year contract that runs through the 2019-20 season.

Kessel has three years remaining on a contract that carried a salary cap hit of $6.8 million. Galchenyuk will be an unrestricted free agent after the 2019-20 NHL season. His deal brings a cap hit of $4.9 million.

“He’s a good guy, we’re buddies,” Kessel said in Nov. 2017 when Tocchet returned to Pittsburgh for the first time after being hired by the Coyotes. “We get along well. I think we like the same kind of things and, obviously, when he was here, we had a good relationship.”

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Rutherford tried to trade Kessel, who had 27 goals and 82 points in 82 games this season, once this off-season, but a deal with the Minnesota Wild fell through after the forward refused to waive his no-move clause. Kessel’s clause allows the Penguins to deal him to eight pre-approved teams. If Kessel was going to be leaving Pittsburgh, he would be controlling the situation, which, according to an article in The Athletic this week, was becoming an issue for some inside the Penguins’ organization.

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Canadiens Trade Alex Galchenyuk to Coyotes for Max Domi. “Sometimes in this league you have to give to get,” Coyotes general manager John Chayka told reporters via conference call. “Max is a very talented young player in his own right, but hopefully this works out where it will be a fit for both sides.”

Montreal general manager Marc Bergevin announced on Friday that the Canadiens acquired forward Max Domi from the Arizona Coyotes in return for Domi is coming off his entry-level contract and will need to sign a new deal . The 24-year-old Galchenyuk had spent his entire six-year NHL career with

Despite the rumors that swirled around Kessel, he produced on the ice. He’s one of 18 players to record at least 300 points since the 2015-16 season and over that same period of time he scored 110 goals for the Penguins. He’s also a durable player having not missed a game since the 2009-10 season and owns the third-longest active consecutive games streak (774) and is eighth all-time.

“Phil Kessel is a proven winner, an elite goal scorer and one of the most productive point producers in the NHL for a sustained period of time,” said Coyotes GM John Chayka. “His dynamic scoring ability fits a specific need for this team and instantly elevates us to another level.”

The 25-year-old Galchenyuk played one season with the Coyotes following a trade from the Montreal Canadiens last summer. He scored 19 goals and recorded 41 points in 72 games. Those numbers could be in for a bit of a boost if head coach Mike Sullivan puts him on the wing next to either Sidney Crosby or Evgeni Malkin.

Kessel trade has Coyotes fans excited for new direction

Kessel trade has Coyotes fans excited for new direction The Arizona Coyotes made one of their biggest acquisitions in franchise history last week when they landed three-time All-Star Phil Kessel in a trade with the Pittsburgh Penguins. Arizona hasn't finished higher than 28th in average attendance since the 2006-07 season, but that could change this upcoming campaign. "The buzz has been pretty significant," Coyotes president and CEO Ahron Cohen said, according to The Arizona Republic's Richard Morin. "A lot of interest on social media, text messages from people in the community reaching out. There is an excitement and rejuvenation with this franchise. People can see the trajectory we're on.

Phil Kessel Trade Mess, Penguins Fallout | Pens Live Chat. More Evgeni Malkin Trade Talk, NHL Late Friday the Arizona Coyotes traded struggling forward Max Domi to the Montreal Canadiens for The source told PHN the Penguins offered the Coyotes a choice of wingers, believed to be Conor

The Pittsburgh Penguins finally tried to put trade rumors about Phil Kessel to bed, but should the Arizona Coyotes still make an inquiry? The Penguins are carrying a slightly more reasonable annual cap hit of .8 million, after Toronto retained a portion to facilitate moving Kessel so early in the deal .

Rutherford said there was going to be change to the roster following their first-round sweep at the hands of the New York Islanders. He now has a little over $5 million in cap space, per Cap Friendly, to continue tweaking the roster. There are no real major re-signings to be done other than decisions on UFAs Matt Cullen and Garrett Wilson, as well as restricted free agents Zach-Aston Reese, Marcus Pettersson and Teddy Blueger. It’s not the greatest of free agent classes to go shopping on the cheap, so more trades could be on the way for the Penguins.


Sean Leahy is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at or follow him on Twitter @Sean_Leahy.

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