Thursday, June 28, 2018
Coyotes Extend Connauton
The Arizona Coyotes avoided losing defenseman Kevin Connauton to unrestricted free agency on Wednesday, signing the blueliner to a new 2-year deal, worth $2.75 million, a $1.375 million cap hit per year.
The 28-year old has had his ups and downs in the NHL, producing one year and disappearing the next and in the 2018 season, it was a good season, scoring 11 goals and 21 points, ranking 89th among all defensemen in scoring, just inside of the top 100.
The Coyotes have already been very busy in this off-season, adding more pieces to be more competitive and making sure that they shore up their blueline with the signing of Connauton is certainly a step in the right direction.
There isn't a whole lot left on the to-do list for the Coyotes internally, as the rest of their potential free agents are depth and role players, which they have plenty of signed on already.