GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- The Coyotes acquired center Matthew Lombardi from the Maple Leafs on Wednesday for a fourth-round pick in the 2014 draft.
Lombardi played for the Coyotes from 2008-10, tallying a career-high 19 goals and 34 assists in 78 games during the 2009-10 season. He missed most of the 2010-11 season due to a concussion and then had eight goals and 10 assists in 62 games for Toronto last season.
We are very pleased to bring a player like Matthew back to our team, said Coyotes general manager Don Maloney. Matthew is a very strong skater who will add quickness and skill to our lineup. He is an intelligent center who will be a great addition to our team and provides us with added depth at the center position.
The 30-year-old Lombardi has 97 goals and 157 assists in 508 NHL games, including a stint with the Flames. He's also played in 40 career playoff games, posting three goals and 13 assists.
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