Coyotes, Bruins make swap

The Phoenix Coyotes, parent club of the AHL’s San Antonio Rampage, announced today that they have acquired forward Nate DiCasmirro and a fifth-round choice in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft from the Boston Bruins, parent club of the AHL’s Providence Bruins, in exchange for goaltender Alex Auld.

DiCasmirro, 29, has registered two goals and three assists in 20 games this season for Providence. DiCasmirro has recorded 57 goals and 105 assists for 162 points in 358 career AHL games with Hamilton, Toronto, Edmonton, Grand Rapids and Providence. He also has 19 points (9g, 10a) in 57 career Calder Cup Playoff games.

The Atikokan, Ont., native set career highs in points (52), assists (36) and penalty minutes (97) as a member of Grand Rapids during the 2005-06 season.

DiCasmirro originally signed as a free agent with the Edmonton Oilers organization on May 28, 2002, following a four-year collegiate career at St. Cloud State University.

Auld was 1-1-0 with a 2.53 goals-against average, a .906 save percentage and one shutout in two AHL games with San Antonio this season. He also registered a 3-6-0 record with a 3.54 GAA, .880 save percentage and one shutout in nine games with Phoenix.

For his career, Auld has a record of 49-50-13 with three shutouts in 117 NHL games with Vancouver, Florida and Phoenix. He is 70-63-11 with 11 shutouts in 148 AHL contests with San Antonio and Manitoba.