Coyotes Acquire G Darcy Kuemper From Kings

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The Arizona Coyotes have acquired goaltender Darcy Kuemper from the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for forward Tobias Rieder and goaltender Scott Wedgewood.

The Coyotes are also extending Kuemper on a two-year, $3.7 million deal. They will also retain 15 percent of Rieder’s contract in the trade.

Kuemper has played in 19 games for the Kings and has a 10-1-3 record with a 2.10 GAA.

The 27-year-old Saskatoon native was selected in the sixth round, 161st overall, in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

“Darcy is a big, talented goaltender who is having an excellent year,” said Coyotes GM John Chayka. “You need great goaltending in this league in order to be successful and with Antti and Darcy, we are confident that we have an excellent tandem for the future.”

Rieder has appeared in 58 games this season for the Coyotes and scored eight goals with 11 assists and a minus -11 rating.

The 25-year-old native of Landshut, Germany, has a $2.225 million cap hit and will be a restricted free agent at the end of the season.

In 20 games this season, the 25-year-old Wedgewood, who was born in Brampton, Ont., has posted a 3.45 goals-against average and a 5-9-4 record.

“We continue to look for opportunities to improve our team speed and Tobias will bring that dynamic to our club,” said Kings GM Rob Blake. “We appreciate Darcy Kuemper’s contributions this season as he has played very well for us in his role.”