Avs acquire Mueller, Porter from Coyotes for Wolski Staff

3/3/2010 1:06:09 PM

After a disappointing season in the desert, Peter Mueller will be given a fresh start in Colorado as the Avalanche have acquired the young American sniper along with forward Kevin Porter in exchange for Wojtek Wolski.

After a strong rookie season in which he scored 22 goals and added 32 assists, Mueller has taken a significant step back in his development as he has only four goals and 12 assists so far this season.

Mueller was originally the Coyotes first round pick, 8th overall in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.

The 24-year old Wolski has 17 goals and 30 assists in 61 games so far with the Avs.  He was the Avalanche's first round pick, 21st overall in the 2004 NHL Entry draft.

"Wojtek Wolski is a terrific young offensive player," said Coyotes' general manager Don Maloney in a statement.  "He is a talented goal scorer that will help us offensively and on the power play. He has great size and is just entering the prime of his career."

Porter has spent four games with the Coyotes this season and has yet to register a point.