Colorado Avalanche Send Wojtek Wolski To Phoenix For Mueller, Porter

March 3rd, 2010 by James Crider Leave a reply »
In a surprising move, the Colorado Avalanche have dealt forward Wojtek Wolski to the Phoenix Coyotes in exchange for forwards Peter Mueller and Kevin Porter.

It comes as a shock that the Avalanche would trade Wolski, in the midst of a career year with 47 points in 62 games, to a team they're competing with for a playoff spot.

Maybe more shocking is the return for the Avalanche. Mueller, a former eight overall draft pick by Phoenix, has struggled heavily since his rookie season, and only has 17 points in the 54 of Phoenix's games he's participated in. Porter has spent most of the season in the AHL, scoring 40 points in 52 games with San Antonio.

Both Wolski and Mueller are restricted free agents at the end of the year, and it's likely Avalanche management didn't want to give Wolski a long term deal after his recent string of inconsistent play, instead opting to give a player with upside like Mueller a smaller deal.

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