Daymond Langkow comes back to the desert

By robbybaker

It was announced today that Daymond Langkow was acquired from the Calgary Flames via trade.

The Phoenix Coyotes have reached a deal with the Calgary Flames to send Lee Stempniak to Calgary in exchange for veteran center Daymond Langkow. Langkow spent 3 seasons in Phoenix before he left for Canada and became a member of the Flames. Langkow has amassed 642 points in his NHL career and has scored 259 career goals. In his 3 seasons in Phoenix, Langkow scored 68 goals and had 98 assists.

Langkow suffered a fractured vertebrae and spinal chord injury in a game against the Wild last year. Because of this, Langkow only played in 4 games. He is now getting back to full health and is expected to be a major contributor this year in Phoenix.

Langkow will be joining Shane Doan, a former teammate and friend, in Phoenix. Doan and Langkow will look to use their veteran leadership to take the Coyotes to the next level. This addition also helps Phoenix fill the hole Eric Belanger left when he departed this off season.

The Coyotes will look for Langkow to resurrect his career in Phoenix as the Coyotes hope to be a playoff team in 2011.

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