The 33-year-old is sure to add some much-needed power in the Coyotes' offense, as they were led by center Clayton Keller, who had just 47 points last season. Coyotes general manager John Chayka called Soderberg a "stabilizer," and says that he gives the team "flexibility" on the offensive end of the ice. He does have one year remaining on his current contract, which is worth $4.75 million.
The 29-year-old Connauton played in 50 games for the Coyotes' third line, recording a goal and seven assists on the year. Colorado continued to make moves to their roster, adding a little more offense by acquiring Andre Burakovsky from the Washington Capitals on Friday afternoon. They sent Scott Kosmachuk, who is a pending free agent, along with a second and third round pick for the 2020 NHL Draft.
Burakovsky is also set to become a restricted free agent on July 1st, as this trade comes after the Caps gave him a qualifying offer, which was sat on. The 24-year-old had 25 points, including 12 goals, in 76 games this past season, and has 145 points and 62 goals in 328 games since getting drafted in the first round of the 2013 draft.