Wed, Apr 3, 2013 at 3:29pm


The New Jersey Devils acquired winger Steve Sullivan from the Phoenix Coyotes for a seventh-round draft pick in 2014.

What does it give the New Jersey Devils
There has to be concern in Jersey about the team's offense since losing franchise winger {P Ilya Kovalchuk} to injury. Sullivan should help in the short term and may even see time on the point of the power play (where Kovalchuk normally plays). Sullivan was originally a Devil so he is basically going home again. He'll help the offense as they attempt to secure a playoff spot in the East.

What does it give the Phoenix Coyotes
Since Sullivan is up there in age, the Coyotes could only net a seventh rounder for his services. This is a clear indication that Phoenix is throwing in the towel here, because Sullivan was playing a top-six winger role for a Coyotes squad that can still squeeze into the playoffs. Instead, they took a seventh-round draft pick. They probably should have held out for more...or kept Sullivan.

Fantasy impact
Sullivan's ice time may drop in Jersey, but his fantasy numbers may rise if he gets power-play time. That said, he may not have a prominent spot in the lineup when Kovalchuk returns.

Player focus

New Jersey Devils

Steve Sullivan LW/RW

Phoenix Coyotes

a seventh-round draft pick in 2014