Maple Leafs, Coyotes make trade

The Toronto Maple Leafs, parent club of the AHL’s Toronto Marlies, announced Tuesday that the team has obtained right wing Tyson Nash and a fourth-round selection in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft from the Phoenix Coyotes in exchange for goaltender Mikael Tellqvist.

Nash, who had six goals and six assists for 12 points along with 48 penalty mintues in 19 AHL games with San Antonio this season, will be assigned to the Marlies.

Nash has 27 goals and 37 assists for 64 points in 374 career NHL games with the St. Louis Blues and Phoenix Coyotes. Last season he appeared in 50 games with the Coyotes and recorded six assists and 84 PIM.

Tellqvist was 2-1-0 with a 3.95 goals-against average in three appearances for the Marlies this season. He has played 146 career AHL games, posting a record of 61-64-14 with two shutouts.

In 25 NHL games with the Maple Leafs last season, Tellqvist went 10-11-2 with a 3.13 GAA and an .895 save percentage. He also captured a gold medal with Sweden at the 2006 Olympics in Turin. In his only NHL game with the Leafs in 2006-07, Tellqvist was the goalie of record in a 2-1 loss to New Jersey on Nov. 18.

In 40 career NHL games, all with Toronto, he has a record of 16-16-4 with two shutouts.