Mar. 4, 2013; Glendale, AZ, USA; Phoenix Coyotes center Steve Sullivan (26) scores on Anaheim Ducks goalie Jonas Hiller (1) during a shootout at Arena. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

New Jersey Devils Acquire Steve Sullivan From Phoenix For 7th-Rounder

The New Jersey Devils Made one move at the trade deadline, acquiring Steve Sullivan from the Phoenix Coyotes for a seventh-round draft pick.

The deal brings Sullivan back to where he began his career in 1995-1996. Sullivan, 38, is a veteran left-winger that brings a new look to the Devils. At a low cost, the move had no risks, but other than adding depth it does not benefit the team that much. However, he did not do much to help the offensive deficiency the Devils currently have.

Sullivan has five goals and seven assists for 12 points this season. He is now the only Devil with a hat-trick this season.

Mar 17; Newark, NJ, USA; New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur (30) makes a save on Pittsburgh Penguins left wing Steve Sullivan (26) during the third period at the Prudential Center. The Penguins defeated the Devils 5-2. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

To the dismay of fans, Devils GM Lou Lamoriello made it clear that he was not going to make any blockbuster trades in this years trade deadline.

The 5-foot 9-inch, 165 pound winger has had some productivity in his career, including 17 goals and 31 assists for 48 points last season for the Pittsburgh Penguins. In 1002 career games he has 288 goals and 454 assists for 742 points.

Sullivan’s contract is worth $2.6 million for the 2012-2013 season and he is set to be a free agent this summer.

The Devils are hoping Sullivan can boost offensive production as well as help them continue their pursuits to the postseason. With only 12 games remaining on the schedule, the Devils need great production from their entire team.

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