Coyotes trade Mikkel Boedker to Avalanche

Posted at 11:16 AM, Feb 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-29 13:36:26-05

Moments before the NHL's trade deadline, the Arizona Coyotes traded forward Mikkel Boedker to the Colorado Avalanche.

The Coyotes will receive veteran forward Alex Tanguay, along with a pair of minor leaguers -- forward Conner Bleackley and defenseman Kyle Wood -- in return.

Tanguay has 15 years of NHL experience. He has four goals and 18 assists in 52 games this season.

Bleackley was Colorado's first-round pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. He has 13 goals and 28 assists in 47 games for the Red Deer Rebels of the Western Hockey League this season.  

Wood was a third-round pick in 2014. This season, he has eight goals and 27 assists in 40 games for the North Bay Battalion of the Ontario Hockey League.

Boedker, the Coyotes' first-round pick in 2008, has 13 goals and 26 assists in 62 games this season. He was a hero during the Coyotes' first-round playoff series victory over the Chicago Blackhawks in 2012, notching game-winning goals in overtime of Games 3 and 4.

Boedker's contract is set to expire at the end of the season. After contract negotiations stalled, it was widely believed the Coyotes would attempt to trade him before the deadline.