The New Jersey Devils announced the following trade that took place after their game in Montreal on Wednesday night, as Binghamton Devils’ forward Ryan Kujawinski was sent to the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for forward Michael Latta.
This comes at the heels of earlier reports by the Devils’ Organization for San Diego forward Spencer Abbott for future considerations, but unfortunately Abbott has yet to report to Binghamton, therefore the counter-move was set in place while Abbott remains a mystery.
Kujawinski had just recently returned to the line-up after spending the majority of the first quarter on the injured reserve list recording one goal and an assist in five appearances for the BDevils while serving on the left wing of the the third line in his last game against the Belleville Senators.
Latta, a 26 year-old native out of Kitchener, ONT was a third round pick by Nashville in 2009 and has 113 NHL career games to his credit playing for the Washington Capitals (2013-’16) with 4 goals and 13 assists. He also has played in over 250 AHL games and earned over 500 PIM, something the BDevils have been lacking is a solid, tough guy in that department. The timing couldn’t have come at a better junction with the BSens’ on the horizon.
The BDevils are back in action with two games this weekend with a road trip in Utica on Friday, followed by the Senators first game back on Saturday.