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Rangers trade Lundmark to Coyotes for Taffe

NEW YORK -- The New York Rangers traded center Jamie Lundmark, a former first-round draft pick, to the Phoenix Coyotes
on Tuesday night for forward Jeff Taffe.

Lundmark, chosen by New York with the ninth overall pick in
1999, never lived up to his projected potential with the Rangers.
After notching eight goals and 11 assists in 55 games during his
rookie season of 2002-03, Lundmark missed 23 games the following
season with a knee injury.
He had one goal this season but only got into three of New
York's first seven games, sitting out the others as a healthy
scratch by coach Tom Renney.

Lundmark has 11 goals and 19 assists in 114 NHL games.
Taffe, also a center, played in two games this season with
Phoenix and didn't record a point. Last season, Taffe had nine
goals and 10 assists in 27 games with Utah of the AHL. He missed
most of the season after breaking an orbital bone on Dec. 28, 2004.
In 81 career NHL games, all with Phoenix, Taffe has 11 goals and
11 assists. He had career highs of 59 games, eight goals and 18
points during 2003-04. His five power-play goals ranked fifth among
rookies.
Taffe was also a first-round draft pick, chosen 30th by St.
Louis in 2000. He was acquired by Phoenix in the trade that sent
All-Star forward Keith Tkachuk to the Blues.