Adding some more depth down the middle, the Arizona Coyotes have picked up a center with size, but didn’t have to give up anything to acquire him.
According to Daily Faceoff hockey insider, Frank Seravalli, Adam Ružička will be heading to the ‘Yotes after he was claimed off of waivers today.
Adam Ruzicka has been claimed off waivers by #Yotes
— Frank Seravalli (@frank_seravalli) January 25, 2024
The 6-foot-4, 215-pound Slovakian played four seasons and 114 games with the Calgary Flames before his departure. In total, Ružička posted 14 goals, 40 points , 60 hits and 31 blocks during his time with the team that drafted him in the fourth round (109th overall) of the 2017 NHL Draft.
This season, Ružička was a bottom-six forward for Calgary who suited up for 39 games, posting three goals, six assists and nine points.
With Travis Boyd and Barrett Hayton currently out of the lineup for the Coyotes, Ružička is yet another piece that can slot in and do a job when given a chance.
From multiple sources, Ružička will not make his Coyotes debut tonight against the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Happy to have ya in the desert, @ARuzicka21 😎🌵
The Arizona Coyotes have claimed center Adam Ruzicka off waivers from the Calgary Flames.
— Arizona Coyotes (@ArizonaCoyotes) January 25, 2024
On the road, the ‘Yotes face the Lightning at 5 p.m. MST inside Amalie Arena.