Colorado Avalanche acquire forward Daniel Winnik from Phoenix for 4th-rounder

Author:
Publish date:
The Hockey News

The Hockey News

DENVER - The Colorado Avalanche have acquired forward Daniel Winnik from the Phoenix Coyotes for a fourth-round pick in the 2012 NHL draft.

Winnik had four goals and 15 assists in 74 games for Phoenix last season, when he led the team's forwards with 54 blocked shots and was second on the club with 30 takeaways.

Avalanche general manager Greg Sherman lauded Winnik's size (6-foot-2, 210 pounds), speed and "ability to kill penalties," in saying the forward will "fill an important role with our team next season."

Winnik was originally selected in the ninth round of the 2004 draft and has appeared in 202 career games, tallying 52 points. He played at the University of New Hampshire.

TOP HEADLINES

Ovechkin

They Shoot, They Score: The Active and All-Time Goal Leaders For All 31 NHL Teams

Four active NHLers lead their team in all-time goals: San Jose's Patrick Marleau, Tampa Bay's Steven Stamkos, Vegas' William Karlsson and, of course, Washington's Alex Ovechkin.

Campbell
Play

Opportunity Knocks for Leafs' Campbell

Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Jack Campbell has won over his teammates and is quickly becoming a fan favourite. But can he win over a starter's role?

Nicholas Robertson (Steven Ellis/The Hockey News)
Play

Maple Leafs Prospect Robertson Hopes to Make an Impact – On and Off the Ice

The skilled winger made a splash during the 2020 playoff bubble. This season he's fine-tuning his game in the hopes of reaching the NHL full time, and in the process becoming one of the league's few Filipino players.