Coyotes acquire Soderberg from Avs in exchange for Connauton

The Associated Press

DENVER (AP) -- The Arizona Coyotes have acquired forward Carl Soderberg from the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for defenseman Kevin Connauton.

Colorado also picks up a third-round selection in the 2020 draft, the team announced Tuesday.

Soderberg is coming off a season in which he scored a career-high 23 goals. The 33-year-old center spent the last four seasons with the Avalanche after being acquired on June 25, 2015.

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Avalanche general manager Joe Sakic says the trade of Soderberg gives some young centers a chance at more ice time.

The 29-year-old Connauton played in 50 games with the Coyotes in 2018-19, finishing with a goal and seven assists. He's skated in 310 NHL games with Dallas, Columbus and Arizona.

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