The Coyotes have acquired Blake Speers and Taylor Hall from the Devils for Nick Merkley, Nate Schnarr, Kevin Bahl, a 2020 first-round pick and 2021 conditional third-round pick.
Speers was a third-round pick (No.67 overall) of the Devils in 2015 and has appeared in just three NHL games since. The 22-year-old centre has one assist in 10 games with Binghamton (AHL) this season. He is expected to report to Tucson (AHL).
The Devils have sent Blake Speers back to Sault Ste. Marie (OHL).
Speers, 19, failed to record a point in three games with the Devils, so he has been sent back to the OHL. The 2015 third round pick had 74 points (26G / 48A) in 68 games with the Greyhounds last year.