Coyotes trade Jason Demers to New Jersey Devils for two prospects

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NEW YORK — The Arizona Coyotes announced Thursday that they have traded defenseman Jason Demer to the New Jersey Jets for two draft picks, including a second-round selection.

Demer, 28, has appeared in just two games with Arizona since being traded to Arizona on Dec. 7.

He has three assists and four penalty minutes.

He will join the Jets as an unrestricted free agent.

The Coyotes signed Demer as a free agent in November, but the deal was not completed until March 12.

Arizona had the rights to Demer until May 2, when the deal with the Jets was completed.

The 5-foot-10, 174-pound defenseman had 14 goals and 31 assists for 32 points in 82 games with New Jersey last season.

The 6-foot, 200-pound center appeared in 67 games with the Coyotes this season, posting 18 goals and 43 assists for 65 points.

Demers has appeared on NHL rosters the past six seasons, playing in six games with Los Angeles, Detroit, Minnesota, Chicago and Anaheim.

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