The Coyotes acquired negotiating rights to Goligoski from the Dallas Stars for a fifth-round pick last week, and got the deal done in a short amount of time. The trade came about after the Stars failed to reach an agreement with the defenseman after their season ended.
The 30-year-old had 37 points in 82 games this past season, making him a potential top target in free agency. He barely was available, and didn't even see the deadline date of July 1st before finding a new home. The veteran seemed happy about his new team, stating "Arizona is a great place to live and play and I'm excited to join an up and coming team that has a ton of talent and a very bright future."