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Coyotes acquire Morris from Bruins

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TSN.ca Staff
3/3/2010 10:44:12 AM
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Derek Morris is on the move once again as the Phoenix Coyotes have acquired the blueliner from the Boston Bruins for a fourth round draft pick in 2011.

This will be the Edmonton-native's second tour of duty with the Coyotes as he played parts of five seasons in Phoenix prior to being sent to the New York Rangers for Dmitri Kalinin, Petr Prucha and Nigel Dawes in 2008 at the deadline.

Morris is now a trade deadline veteran as this is the third time that he has been dealt at the deadline.  In 2004 he was dealt along with Keith Ballard from the Colorado Avalanche to the Coyotes in exchange for Chris Gratton, Ossi Vaananen and a second round draft pick that became Paul Stastny.

Morris was the first round pick, 13th overall by the Calgary Flames in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft.

In 850 career games, the 31-year old Morris has 79 goals and 286 assists.

"We are very excited to have brought Derek Morris back to the Coyotes organization," said Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney in a statement. "Derek is a talented, versatile defenseman who will strengthen our blueline. His leadership and tenacity will be welcomed in our dressing room."

 

Derek Morris celebrates (Photo: Francois Lacasse/NHLI via Getty Images)

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(Photo: Francois Lacasse/NHLI via Getty Images)
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