|2011/2012 Stats||Contract Details|
|Cal O'Reilly||Forward||25||5||0||1||1||1||$1.05 million|
|2012 4th Round Draft Pick|
A minor deal went down on Friday afternoon, which saw the Coyotes acquire a little bit more depth at centre by picking up Cal O'Reilly from the Nashville Predators for a mid-round pick in the next Entry Draft.
The Coyotes, who are off to a rough start in the 2012 season, needed to address some depth down the middle, especially from a player that can slide up and down their roster to help out in a few different spots. With the apparent loss of Kyle Turris to a contract holdout and/or trade demands, the Coyotes needed to address this spot with an NHL-ready body.
O'Reilly might be able to slide anywhere in between the second and third lines for the Coyotes, as he is touted as an undersized playmaking centre. There is a slight chance, with this change in scenery and a change in linemates, he might be able to work himself into pool consideration this year, where he has had none to this point.