These guys probably won’t be #AHLlifers for long given their age, but still.
The Arizona Coyotes traded F Ryan Kujawinski to the Columbus Blue Jackets and got F Jordan Maletta in return.
Maletta, 22, is a 6’3″, 212-pound forward who has yet to appear in an NHL game. A native of St. Catharines, Ontario, he has four assists in 28 games with the Cleveland Monsters (AHL) this season.
In 76 games with Cleveland last season– his first professional season– Maletta had 12 goals and 11 assists (23 points).
He was originally signed by Columbus as a free agent on March 26, 2016.
Kujawinski, 22, has 1-3–4 totals in 24 games with the Tucson Roadrunners and Binghamton Devils this season in the American Hockey League. He’s in his third professional season and was previously acquired by Arizona on December 14, 2017 in a deal with the New Jersey Devils.
The 6’2″, 201-pound forward is a native of Kirkland Lake, Ontario and will report to the Monsters.