Glendale, AZ (Sports Network) - One day after trading grinder Ryane Clowe, the
San Jose Sharks found his potential replacement by acquiring veteran tough guy
Raffi Torres from the Phoenix Coyotes just prior to Wednesday's trade
The Sharks will send the Coyotes a third-round pick in the 2013 draft for the
controversial Torres, best known for a 21-game suspension he received for an
illegal hit on Chicago Blackhawks forward Marian Hossa during last season's
Western Conference quarterfinals.
Torres has recorded only 13 penalty minutes in 28 games with Phoenix this
season, along with five goals and seven assists. The gritty forward tallied 15
goals in 79 games for the Coyotes last season and has scored 12 times or more
in seven of the last nine years.
The 31-year-old also owns 56 career games of playoff experience and has
registered eight goals and 16 assists in postseason play.
San Jose dealt Clowe to the New York Rangers on Tuesday in exchange for a
package of draft picks, with the Sharks to receive second and third-round
selections in this year's draft as well as a conditional second-round pick in
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