The Anaheim Ducks announced today that they have acquired defenseman Trevor Murphy in exchange for Giovanni Fiore.
Murphy is an offense-inclined left-handed blue liner who has a history of scoring throughout his young career. He was top 10 in OHL scoring for defensemen with 63 points in 59 games during the 2014-2015 season.
This season, he has 13 points in 27 games with Arizona’s AHL affiliate, the Tucson Roadrunners. He has eight games of NHL experience with one goal and two assists in eight games last season with the Coyotes. Murphy will report to San Diego, but will likely be near the top of the depth chart for action with Anaheim should he be needed.
Giovanni Fiore was an undrafted free agent signing in 2017 after breaking out with the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles of the QMJHL with 90 points in 61 games. He spent time in Anaheim for just one game, registering no points. Since that time, however, he has failed to produce as expected, putting up just 41 points in 88 games with the Gulls.
It was also reported this morning that Jake Dotchin had been placed on waivers.
Ducks have placed Jake Dotchin on waivers— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) December 28, 2018
Dotchin was a UFA signing after he was released by the Tampa Bay Lightning for “material breach of contract”, reportedly due to showing up to training camp out of shape. Dotchin played seven games with San Diego and has played 16 games with Anaheim, registering an assist.