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Coyotes Sign Schlemko to Two-Year Deal

Monday, 02.25.2013 / 12:25 PM MT / News
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Coyotes Sign Schlemko to Two-Year Deal

Monday, February 25, 2013

GLENDALE, ARIZONA – Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have signed defensemen David Schlemko to a two-year contract. As per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

David Schlemko

“We are very pleased to sign David to a multi-year contract," said Maloney. "David is a skilled defenseman and has developed into a reliable player for us. In today's game where skating, mobility and puck movement are so important for defensemen, David's talent makes us a better team."

The 6-foot-1, 197-pound Schlemko has recorded 0-2-2 in nine games with the Coyotes this season. He ranks second on the team with 26 blocked shots.

The 25-year-old native of Edmonton, Alberta appeared in a career-high 46 games with Phoenix in 2011-12, collecting 1-10-11 and 10 PIM. He posted a plus-7 rating and ranked fourth on the team with 88 blocked shots.

In 118 career NHL games with the Coyotes, Schlemko has recorded 6-27-33 and 44 PIM.

Schlemko was originally signed by the Coyotes as a free agent on July 19, 2007. 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