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Coyotes Sign Forward Raffi Torres to Multi-Year Contract

Friday, 07.1.2011 / 11:15 AM MT / News
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Coyotes Sign Forward Raffi Torres to Multi-Year Contract
Friday, July 1, 2011

GLENDALE, ARIZONA --- Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have signed unrestricted free agent forward Raffi Torres to a multi-year contract. As per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“We are very pleased to sign Raffi to a multi-year contract,” said Maloney. “Raffi is a big, strong winger who is an excellent skater. He is a tough player to play against and will add grit and skill to our lineup.”

Raffi Torres. Photo by Getty Images.
The 6-foot, 216 pound Torres has appeared in 512 NHL regular season games, recording 112-99-221 and 390 penalty minutes (PIM) in six NHL seasons with the Vancouver Canucks, Buffalo Sabres, Columbus Blue Jackets and Edmonton Oilers.

• Click here to listen to an interview with Torres.

Last season, Torres appeared in 80 games with the Vancouver Canucks recording 14-15-29 and 78 PIM. Torres helped the Canucks reach the Stanley Cup Finals, appearing in 23 playoff games and registering 3-4-7 and 28 PIM.

The 29-year-old native of Toronto, Ontario has played in 53 career Stanley Cup Playoff games, including two Final appearances with Vancouver in 2010-11 and Edmonton in 2005-06, recording 7-15-22 and 58 PIM.

Torres was originally drafted by the New York Islanders in the first round (fifth overall) in the 2000 Entry Draft. is the official Web site of the Arizona Coyotes. The Arizona Coyotes and are trademarks of IceArizona Hockey Co LLC, NHL, NHL Shield, the word mark and image of the Stanley Cup and NHL Conference logos are registered trademarks of the National Hockey League. All NHL Logos and marks NHL team logos and marks as well as all other proprietary materials depicted herein are the property of the NHL and the respective NHL teams and may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of NHL Enterprises, L.P. Copyright © 2016 The Arizona Coyotes and the National Hockey League. All Rights Reserved. Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | AdChoices | Contact Us