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Coyotes Re-Sign Stone to Three-Year Contract

Friday, 07.5.2013 / 2:55 PM MT / News
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Coyotes Re-Sign Stone to Three-Year Contract

Friday, July 5, 2013

GLENDALE, ARIZONA – Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have re-signed defenseman Michael Stone to a three-year contract. As per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.


“We are pleased to sign Michael to a multi-year contract,” said Maloney. “Michael is a big, strong, versatile young defenseman who has quickly developed into solid blueliner for our hockey team. We are looking forward to having him in our lineup this season.”

Last season, the 6-foot-3, 210-pound Stone set career highs in games played (40), goals (5), assists (4), points (9) and penalty minutes (16). He finished the season with a plus-2 rating. Stone also played 36 games with the Portland Pirates (AHL), collecting 6-22-28 and 20 PIM.

“I am excited to be back with the Coyotes,” said Stone. “We have a great group of defensemen and coaches here and I’m looking forward to working hard and getting better next season.”

In 2011-12, the 23-year-old native of Winnipeg, Manitoba played 13 games with the Coyotes recording 1-2-3 and two PIM. He also played in 52 games with the Pirates, registering 9-13-22 and 24 PIM. In his rookie professional season with the San Antonio Rampage (AHL), Stone played 70 games collecting 2-11-13 and 27 PIM.

Stone was originally drafted by the Coyotes in the third round (69th overall) in the 2008 NHL 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