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Fox Sports Arizona:
The Phoenix Coyotes gave up on the unfulfilled potential of center Kyle Turris on Saturday, trading him to the Ottawa Senators for defenseman David Rundblad and a second-round draft choice in 2012.
Turris, the third-overall selection in the 2007 draft, never developed into the frontline center the Coyotes envisioned. In 137 career games, he scored 19 goals and had 27 assists. He held out for nearly two months this season, originally asking for a three-year, 12 million deal, in hopes of forcing the Coyotes to trade him. He agreed to terms in late November on a two-year, 2.8 million and appeared in six games for the Coyotes without scoring.
Rundblad, 6-foot-2 and 190 pounds, played in 23 games with Ottawa this season, his first as a professional, and registered one goal, three assists and six penalty minutes. The 21-year-old from Lycksele, Sweden, was originally drafted by St. Louis with the 17th pick in the first round of the 2009 draft.
We are very excited to have David join our organization, Coyotes general manager Don Maloney said in a prepared statement. He is a young, highly skilled defenseman with superior offensive sense. We look forward to David joining us in the desert and becoming an important player for us in the future.
Rundblad had 11 goals and 39 assists last season for the Skelleftea HC team in Sweden.
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OTTAWA - The Ottawa Senators announced today that the club has acquired centre Kyle Turris from the Phoenix Coyotes in exchange for defenceman David Rundblad and a second round draft pick in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.
Turris, 22, establish...
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Some of you might have noticed the Ottawa Senators deal David Rundblad and a 2nd round pick to the Phoenix Coyotes for Kyle Turris. You remember Turris, right? The pouty, egotist smallish center who demanded $4mil per season after putting up one 35 point season? He was drafted the same year as our Sam Gagner...a few picks ahead of Gagner, but Gagner has...
The Ottawa Senators have acquired forward Kyle Turris from the Phoenix Coyotes for defenseman David Rundblad and a second-round draft pick.
Centre Kyle Turris is enthused about getting a fresh start in Ottawa with the Senators, and is expected to make his debut with the team Tuesday at home against the Buffalo Sabres (Pho...
The Ottawa Senators acquired center Kyle Turris from the Phoenix Coyotes on Saturday in exchange for defenseman David Rundblad and a second-round draft choice in the 2012 Entry Draft.
OTTAWA (AP) -- The Ottawa Senators acquired forward Kyle Turris from the Phoenix Coyotes on Saturday for defenseman David Rundblad and a second-round draft pick.
The Coyotes traded center Kyle Turris to the Ottawa Senators on Saturday for defenseman David Rundblad and a No. 2 draft pick, according to several reports.
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