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Coyotes acquire defenseman Sean Durzi from Kings in exchange for 2024 second-round pick

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The Arizona Coyotes have acquired defenseman Sean Durzi from the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for a second-round pick in the 2024 draft. The pick originally belonged to the Montreal Canadiens.

Durzi, who recently completed his second NHL season, is seen as a promising player at the age of 24 and has the potential to become a reliable top-four option for the Coyotes. During the 2022-23 season, he recorded nine goals and 29 assists in 71 games. Notably, with Durzi on the ice at five-on-five, the Kings maintained control of 51.3% of the expected goals, according to Natural Stat Trick.

Coyotes general manager Bill Armstrong expressed his excitement about adding Durzi to the team in the official announcement. Armstrong highlighted Durzi’s abilities at both ends of the ice, emphasizing his reliability, vision, and offensive contributions. The Coyotes look forward to having him on their roster for the upcoming season.

Durzi is currently in the final year of his two-year contract, earning $1.7 million per year. He is set to become a restricted free agent next summer.

By trading Durzi, the Kings create additional salary cap space after recently signing Vladislav Gavrikov to a two-year contract extension. This move allows Los Angeles to potentially strengthen other areas of their team, such as goaltending or forward positions.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about defenseman acquisition

What did the Arizona Coyotes acquire from the Los Angeles Kings?

The Arizona Coyotes acquired defenseman Sean Durzi from the Los Angeles Kings.

What did the Los Angeles Kings receive in return?

In return for Sean Durzi, the Los Angeles Kings received a second-round draft pick in the 2024 NHL draft, originally owned by the Montreal Canadiens.

How did Sean Durzi perform in his second NHL season?

In his second NHL season, Sean Durzi showed promise, recording nine goals and 29 assists in 71 games. He demonstrated strong offensive contributions and defensive reliability.

What are the expectations for Sean Durzi with the Arizona Coyotes?

The Arizona Coyotes view Sean Durzi as a potential top-four defenseman who can contribute at both ends of the ice. They anticipate his solid play and vision to enhance their blue line.

What is Sean Durzi’s contract situation?

Sean Durzi is entering the final year of his two-year contract, earning $1.7 million per year. He is set to become a restricted free agent after the upcoming season.

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10 comments

GoKingsGo24 June 25, 2023 - 2:59 am

can’t believe we traded Durzi. we needed him on defense. hope that second round pick is worth it.

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hockeylover33 June 25, 2023 - 7:21 am

Kings better use that cap space wisely now. need to improve our goalie situation or find some scoring up front.

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CoyoteFanatic June 25, 2023 - 8:21 am

Durzi is a solid defenseman, can’t wait to see him contribute at both ends of the ice for the Coyotes. Go Yotes!

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hockeyfan89 June 26, 2023 - 12:56 am

coyotes just got a good deal with Sean durzi from the kings for a 2024 second round pick. he’s gonna be great on their blue line!

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StatsNerd June 27, 2023 - 7:39 am

durzi’s numbers look good. 9 goals n 29 assists in 71 games. kings had good control of expected goals with him. interesting move.

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LAKingsFanatic June 27, 2023 - 9:08 am

durzi was a good player, but i guess we need cap space. hope we use it wisely. go kings!

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GoalieGuy33 June 27, 2023 - 9:21 am

coyotes gettin a solid defenseman in durzi. hope he helps them out in both ends of the ice. good trade!

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CoyotesNation June 27, 2023 - 2:37 pm

durzi joinin our blue line! armstrong says he’ll contribute offensively too. can’t wait 2 c him play!

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KingsFanLA June 28, 2023 - 1:11 am

omg, y we traded durzi?! we needed him! hope we make good use of that pick tho.

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HockeyFan24 June 28, 2023 - 2:22 am

coyotes traded sean durzi 2 da kings 4 a pick. he cud be good 4 az’s defense. hope dey improve!

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