Saturday, July 22, 2017

Fringe Signings (Jul 22)

The Arizona Coyotes and forward Jordan Martinook settled their contract negotiations before they found their way into the arbitration hearings, signing a 2-year, $3.6 million pact.

The soon-to-be 25-year old appeared in 81 games for the Coyotes last season, scoring 9 goals and 24 points in total, finishing 227th among all forwards, not too far out of being pool worthy.

The Coyotes still don't look overly dangerous on paper and a guy like Martinook, much like Emerson Etem, will likely be used in the instance that kids like Nick Merkley, Lawson Crouse and/or Brendan Perlini are not quite ready to be in the NHL full-time.  The Coyotes have a lot of roster spots with bubble players in them right now and without proper scouting on them, it's only speculation to where everyone ends up.

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