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Coyotes Sign Defenseman Tyler Eckford to One-Year Contract

Monday, 07.4.2011 / 10:38 AM MT / News
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Coyotes Sign Defenseman Tyler Eckford to One-Year Contract
Monday, July 4, 2011

GLENDALE, ARIZONA --- Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have signed defenseman Tyler Eckford to a one-year (two-way) contract. As per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Last season, the 6-foot-1, 200 pound Eckford played four games with the New Jersey Devils and 37 games with the Albany Devils (AHL), recording 2-10-12 and 12 penalty minutes.

In 2009-10, the 25-year-old native of Vancouver, British Columbia set career highs in goals (8), points (31) and plus/minus (+11) with Lowell (AHL).

Eckford was originally drafted by New Jersey in the seventh-round (217th overall) in the 2004 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 © 2015 The Arizona Coyotes and the National Hockey League. All Rights Reserved. Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | AdChoices | Contact Us