Thursday, July 30, 2009

Coyotes Re-Sign Upshall

The Coyotes announced on Wednesday that they re-signed forward Scottie Upshall to a new 1-year deal, which has a cap hit of $1.5 million. Upshall was a restricted free agent this summer, but didn't have any arbitration rights.

Last season, Upshall had 15 goals and 19 assists in 74 games between Philadelphia and Phoenix. Upshall was dealt to Phoenix in March for Daniel Carcillo.

He should fit in a little bit better with the Coyotes, as their young, fast and skilled team is a little better suited to Upshall's size and skill. Upshall had 13 points in the 19 games he played in Phoenix last season. He could be in line for a breakout year.

The Coyotes also re-signed young goaltender Josh Tordjman to a new 1-year deal as well.

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