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Bødker makes historic NHL move

Long time Arizona Coyote traded to the Colorado Avalanche

Mikkel Bødker heads to Denver after eight years in Phoenix (photo: 5for7)
March 1st, 2016 8:51 am| by Christian W
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After eight years on the ice in Phoenix playing for the Arizona Coyotes, Danish NHL star Mikkel Bødker has been traded to the Colorado Avalanche.

The Danish winger, who ranks as the Coyotes’ third best point producer this season with 39 points (13 goals, 26 assists) in 62 games, was traded for forward Alex Tanguay and two prospects, Kyle Wood and Conner Bleackley, on NHL’s trade deadline day.

“We want to thank you for eight seasons in the desert and wish you nothing but the best,” the Coyotes wrote on Twitter.

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Bødker became the highest-ever drafted Danish player in NHL history when he was selected 8th overall by the Coyotes in the 2008 draft.

The speedy Dane played 445 games for the Coyotes before packing up and shipping off to Denver.