Coyotes acquire Ference from Panthers – The Phoenix Coyotes have sent forward Darcy Hordichuk and a second round pick to Florida for defenceman Brad Ference.

Ference has two goals, six assists and 118 penalty minutes in 60 games this season. In 167 career NHL games, Ference has tallied four goals, 24 assists and 412 penalty minutes.

Hordichuk, who has played in just 25 games this year, has no points and 82 penalty minutes.

He has one goal and one assist in 70 career NHL games.

7 Responses to Coyotes acquire Ference from Panthers

  1. mikster says:

    Good job by the Coyotes.

  2. CaptainCanada19 says:

    This deal is one of those deals that might get looked over during all the fooforall of the deadline, but could be one of the best.

    Getting a solid young, tough defenceman can only help any team. This probably was done so Mara and Markov can think more about offence than the rough stuff.

    This doesn’t mean Numminen is on his way out either. TSN.CA has an article saying that Phoenix won’t ask him to waive his no trade clause.

    Go ‘Yotes

  3. tsaler says:

    Florida’s GM can go hang out with San Jose’s and Pittsburgh’s GMs in the room o’ shame.

    Florida got kicked square in the teeth on this deal. I’d rather have a bag of pucks than Darcy Hordichuk. The pucks are less likely to get suspended.


  4. amazing_jesse says:

    The Panthers were actively trying to unload Ference. I am not sure why. What did he do to fall so out of favor in Florida. There must be something wrong with this guy because it looks too one-sided in favor of Phoenix otherwise.

  5. titans says:

    Can anyone tell me what the hell the Panthers are doing? Anyone?

  6. pantherboy says:

    Everyone is forgetting that second rounder they got in the deal. Since this draft is so deep its like a first rounder in other years. And Florida has a lot of young D-men coming up next season so Ferance was looking like the odd man out. He is a good player, will play his heart out for his team too. Hordichuck I think will either play in San Antino (AHL) or be a 4th line/scratch most games.

  7. jon95616 says:

    I agree in this draft a second round pick will be more significant than in past years. Hordichuk is just a throw in to the deal.

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