We have a very minor deal to report.
According to the Arizona Coyotes, they have acquired the rights to defenseman Alex Goligoski from the Dallas Stars in exchange for a late round draft pick.
Arizona Coyotes General Manager John Chayka announced today that the Coyotes have acquired the negotiating rights to pending free agent defenseman Alex Goligoski from the Dallas Stars in exchange for a fifth round draft choice in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. The Coyotes can negotiate with Goligoski until July 1. If a new contract isn't reached with Goligoski before that date, the 30-year-old defenseman would become an unrestricted free agent.
This is a very curious move, primarily because Goligoski is schedule to be a free agent on July 1st, and unless the Coyotes are absolutely certain they can sign him to a new deal, they may have essentially thrown away a firth round draft pick.
We expect an announcement to come soon if the Coyotes do indeed sign Goligoski for the long-term.