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Coyotes claim C Freddie Hamilton off waivers, send Mario Kempe to AHL

Calgary Flames center Freddie Hamilton (25) skates with the puck against Dallas Stars center Mattias Janmark (13) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Dallas, Friday, Nov. 24, 2017. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

The Arizona Coyotes claimed center Freddie Hamilton on Thursday, a day after he was put on waivers by the Calgary Flames.

Arizona also assigned forward Mario Kempe to the Tucson Roadrunners.

Hamilton, a fifth-round pick from the 2010 NHL Draft, has appeared in eight games in 2017-18 and recorded an assist with five shots on goal.

He has played in 67 NHL games over his six-year career with stops in San Jose and Colorado before joining Calgary in 2016. The 26-year-old has scored four goals to go with two assists with 66 shots on goal over that span.

Kempe has appeared in 18 games for the Coyotes, recording two goals and four assists.


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