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Arizona Coyotes acquire Boyd Gordon in exchange for Lauri Korpikoski

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.