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Gormley could be playing with Coyotes this season

Sep 7, 2013, 11:00 PM EDT

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Brandon Gormley has a shot at playing for the Phoenix Coyotes this season, according to general manager Don Maloney.

As per Craig Morgan of FOX Sports Arizona, Maloney said there is no doubt the 21-year-old Gormley will be playing for the Coyotes at some point this season.

Gormley, the Coyotes’ first-round pick, 13th overall, in the 2010 NHL Draft, spent all of last season with the Portland Pirates in the American Hockey League.

The young defenseman had some very decent numbers, too, scoring five goals and 29 points in 68 games.

The Coyotes also appear to be changing their plans when it comes to 26-year-old Mark Louis.

As per numerous reports, the Coyotes will be converting Louis, originally a defenseman, to the wing.



  1. thailer35 - Sep 7, 2013 at 11:19 PM

    Louis pushing biz nasty to the ahl? More importantly, would he ever make it back up?

  2. thailer35 - Sep 7, 2013 at 11:59 PM

    Also, I don’t see Gormley making the roster, unless we make significant trades. Yandle, ekman larsson, michalek, Morris, Klesla, stone, rundblad, shlemko… We’re already too deep.

    • mathieug79 - Sep 8, 2013 at 11:05 PM

      Trade Yandle for Purcell, a prospect and draft pick? Tampa could really use him, and Coyotes could use some scoring? thoughts?

      • sporkov - Sep 9, 2013 at 7:42 PM

        You do not trade a top 10/15 defenseman without getting a top 20 scorer back. You move someone like Michalek, Klesla, Morris, Rundblad, or Stone. I think OEL, Yandle, and Gormley are pretty much untouchable without a ridiculous return.

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