The New Jersey Devils have acquired Steve Sullivan from the Phoenix Coyotes for a 7th round pick, speaking to their determination to have nothing but old (yet still pretty good) players on their hockey team. Sullivan joined the Coyotes this past off-season in a move that I quite liked at the time, mostly because it allowed me to wax nostalgic over Sullivan’s career, and has been a solid, if unspectacular, player for the Coyotes this year.
Sullivan had a decent season last year with the Penguins, putting up 48 points in 79 games though that could also have been a facet of playing on the Penguins. His last full season, in 2009-10 with Nashville, Sullivan scored 51 points in 82 games. This season, Sullivan has 12 points in 33 games with a -8 rating but has put up an impressive 7.91 Corsi On as well as a 1.170 Corsi QoC. Not bad. Love you, Stevey.