Coyotes trade Devan Dubnyk to Wild
Recieve 3rd round pick in 2015 draft
The Arizona Coyotes have traded goalie Devan Dubnyk to the Minnesota Wild for a third-round pick in the 2015 NHL draft.
The 28-year-old Dubnyk has a 9-5-2 record, a 2.72 goals-against average and .916 save percentage in 19 games. He made 22 saves Wednesday night in Arizona's 3-2 home loss to San Jose. Arizona entered Wednesday's game 13th in the Western Conference with 36 points and a 16-22-4 record.
Dubnyk signed with Arizona during the off-season to serve as Mike Smith's backup, but has been the team's most consistent goalie. Smith, in the second year of a six-year, $34 million US contract, is 7-17-2, with a goals-against average of 3.52 and .885 save percentage.
Dubnyk split last season with Edmonton and Nashville and also played for Hamilton in the AHL. He's 70-84-22 with a 2.88 GAA in 192 career NHL games with Edmonton, Nashville and Arizona.
The Wild are 12th in the Western Conference, ahead of only Arizona and Minnesota. They have lost six straight and 12 of 14 and are 29th in the 30-team NHL with an .889 save percentage.
Niklas Backstrom started Tuesday night in a 7-1 loss at Pittsburgh and John Curry took over midway through the third period. Darcy Kuemper is out with a lower-body injury.