The Arizona Coyotes announced Tuesday they have acquired center Boyd Gordon from the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for forward Lauri Korpikoski.
Gordon played for the Coyotes from 2011-13, registering 12 goals and 25 assists in 123 games. The 31-year-old tallied 13 points (six goals, seven assists) and 17 penalty minutes in 68 games last season.
“We are very pleased to re-acquire Boyd Gordon,” said Coyotes GM Don Maloney. “Boyd is an excellent defensive center who is one of the league’s best in the face-off circle. He has a great work ethic and will add experience and leadership to our dressing room. We are excited to have him back.”
The 28-year-old Korkpikoski spent six seasons with the Coyotes. Last season, he posted a line of six goals, 15 assists and 12 PIMS in 69 games.