Coyotes ship Louis Domingue to Lightning

Oct 28, 2017; Newark, NJ, USA; Arizona Coyotes goalie Louis Domingue (35) makes a save during the third period of their game against the New Jersey Devils at Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports
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The Tampa Bay Lightning and Arizona Coyotes have officially consummated a trade with the former acquiring 25-year-old goaltender Louis Domingue in exchange for 36-year-old veteran goalie Michael Leighton and 27-year-old left winger Tye McGinn.

Domingue, a former fifth-round draft pick of the Coyotes back in 2010, has played in 84 games in the NHL over the last four seasons. He owns a goals against average of an even 3.00, a .906 save percentage and a .493 quality start percentage. Domingue’s numbers had been down in just seven games — five starts — this season, averaging 4.33 goals against and a .856 save percentage. The Coyotes had lost all six of his decisions. Over his career, Domingue has posted a 27-41-7 record.

Leighton was drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks all the way back in 1999 and if he makes an appearance on the ice, this will be his 11th NHL season. In addition to the Blackhawks, Leighton had appeared with the Philadelphia Flyers, Nashville Predators and Carolina Hurricanes. In 110 career games and 53 starts, Leighton has a 2.98 goals against average and an even .900 save percentage. He has appeared in just seven games over the last eight seasons and signed a two-way contract with Tampa Bay back in July.

McGinn has played 89 career games in the NHL since debuting back in 2012-13, accumulating just nine goals and eight assists for 17 points. He has averaged just under 11 minutes of ice time per contest in his short career, but hasn’t appeared in a NHL game since the 2015-16 season. McGinn was originally drafted in the fourth round in 2010 by the Philadelphia Flyers.

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