Friday, June 19, 2009

Prucha Re-ups for 2 Years

The Coyotes have signed left wing Petr Prucha to a 2 year contract. Prucha played for $1..6 million last year and likely would not have been qualified at that amount. It's expected he will receive less money in exchange for a two year commitment.

Prucha, who will turn 27 in September, had 2 goals and 8 assists in 19 games after joining the Coyotes at the trade deadline in the Derek Morris trade. In his four year NHL career, he has scored 65 goals including 30 in his rookie season in New York. Prucha is a quick energetic player who could be an nice asset for the Yotes if he can regain his goal scoring touch.

Importantly, this signing shows that GM Don Maloney has some latitude to sign players for more than one season. That's a promising sign.

Update: According to TSN, Prucha's contract is for $1.1 miilion per year.

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