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Coyotes Acquire Trotter from Montreal

Sunday, 10.23.2011 / 10:17 AM MT / News
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Coyotes Acquire Trotter from Montreal
Sunday, October 23, 2011

GLENDALE, ARIZONA --- Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have acquired center Brock Trotter and a seventh round pick in the 2012 Entry Draft from the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for Petteri Nokelainen and Garrett Stafford.

Brock Trotter
The 5-foot-10, 185-pound Trotter has appeared in five games with the Hamilton Bulldogs (American Hockey League) this season, registering 2-5-7 and four penalty minutes. In 2010-11, he appeared in 49 games with Riga Dynamo (Kontinental Hockey League), recording 9-17-26 and 39 PIM.

The Brandon, Manitoba native recorded career highs in goals (36), assists (41), points (77) and PIM (56) in 75 regular season games with Hamilton (AHL) in 2009-10. He appeared in 19 Calder Cup Playoff games with the Bulldogs, totaling 8-11-19 and 14 PIM.

Phoenix will also receive the Montreal Canadiens’ seventh round selection in the 2012 Entry Draft.

The 6-foot-1, 202-pound Nokelainen appeared in five games with the Coyotes this season, collecting one assist. The 25-year-old native of Imatra, Finland was signed as an unrestricted free agent on May 20, 2011.

The 6-foot, 203 pound Stafford appeared in six games with the Portland Pirates (American Hockey League) this season, recording 1-3-4 and six PIM. is the official Web site of the Arizona Coyotes. The Arizona Coyotes and are trademarks of IceArizona Hockey Co LLC, NHL, NHL Shield, the word mark and image of the Stanley Cup and NHL Conference logos are registered trademarks of the National Hockey League. All NHL Logos and marks NHL team logos and marks as well as all other proprietary materials depicted herein are the property of the NHL and the respective NHL teams and may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of NHL Enterprises, L.P. Copyright © 2016 The Arizona Coyotes and the National Hockey League. All Rights Reserved. Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | AdChoices | Contact Us