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Coyotes acquire Lindstrom from Ducks for Stephenson

The Phoenix Coyotes, parent club of the AHL’s San Antonio Rampage, announced today that they have acquired forward Joakim Lindstrom from the Anaheim Ducks, parent club of the AHL’s Iowa Chops, in exchange for defenseman Logan Stephenson. Lindstrom will report to San Antonio.

Lindstrom, 24, has recorded 21 points (7-14-21) and 33 penalty minutes (PIM) in 21 games this season for Iowa, tying him for the team lead in points. In 2007-08, Lindstrom split the season between the NHL and AHL, collecting seven points (3-4-7) in 25 games for the Columbus Blue Jackets and recording 60 points (25-35-60) in 49 games with the AHL’s Syracuse Crunch.

He established both NHL and AHL career-highs in goals, assists and points last season, and participated in the 2008 AHL All-Star Classic.

A native of Skelleftea, Sweden, Lindstrom has appeared in 37 career NHL games, recording eight points (4-4-8) and 18 PIM. He has also appeared in 197 career AHL games, recording 180 points (72-108-180) and 187 PIM with Syracuse and Iowa.

The 6-foot-1, 196-pound Lindstrom was originally drafted by Columbus in the 2nd round (41st overall) of the 2002 Entry Draft.

Stephenson, 22, has registered two points (1-1-2) and 40 PIM in 19 games with San Antonio of the AHL this season.

A native of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Stephenson has recorded 18 points (5-13-18) and 224 PIM in 166 games with the Rampage over the last three seasons.

He was originally drafted by the Coyotes in the 2nd round (35th overall) of the 2004 Entry Draft.