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Schlemko Re-Signs With Phoenix

GLENDALE, ARIZONA – Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have signed defensemen David Schlemko to a two-year contract. As per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“We are very pleased to sign David to a multi-year contract," said Maloney. "David is a skilled defenseman and has developed into a reliable player for us. In today's game where skating, mobility and puck movement are so important for defensemen, David's talent makes us a better team."

The 6-foot-1, 197-pound Schlemko has recorded 0-2-2 in nine games with the Coyotes this season. He ranks second on the team with 26 blocked shots.

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Kyle Chipchura Sent To Portland

GLENDALE, ARIZONA—- Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have assigned forward Kyle Chipchura to the Portland Pirates, the Coyotes American Hockey League affiliate (AHL).

The 6-foot-2, 203 pound Chipchura was signed as an unrestricted free agent on July 19. He appeared in the season opening game at San Jose, skating in 10:39 of ice time. Last season, the Westlock, Alberta native appeared in 40 games with the Anaheim Ducks, collecting two assists.

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Tikhonov Re-Signs With Phoenix

GLENDALE, ARIZONA – Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have re-signed forward Viktor Tikhonov to a one-year, two-way contract. As per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The 6-foot-2, 190 pound Tikhonov set new career highs in assists (23), points (33) and penalty minutes (26) in 60 games with the San Antonio Rampage (AHL) during the 2010-11 season. He also recorded a career-high three points in a game (1-2-3) at Texas on March 4 and finished the month of March with nine points (2-7-9) in 15 games.

The 23-year-old native of Riga, Lativa appeared in 61 games for Phoenix during the 2008-09 season, registering 8-8-16 and 20 PIM. In 82 career games with San Antonio, Tikhonov recorded 14-30-44 and 38 PIM.

Tikhonov was Phoenix’s second choice in the first round (28th overall) in the 2008 Entry Draft. He represented Russia at the 2008 IIHF World Junior Championship, recording 5-2-7 in seven games while leading Russia to a bronze medal.

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Justin Pogge Now Part Of The Coyotes Organization

GLENDALE, ARIZONA – Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have signed goaltender Justin Pogge to a one-year, two-way contract. As per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The 6-foot-3, 204-pound Pogge played in 48 games with the Charlotte Checkers (AHL) last season, posting a record of 22-18-4, a 3.12 goals against average and a .907 save percentage.

In five AHL seasons with the Checkers, Toronto Marlies, San Antonio Rampage and Albany River Rats, the 25-year-old native of Fort McMurray, Alberta, played in 217 games posting a 106-81-20 record with eight shutouts, a 2.69 GAA and a .909 SV%.

Pogge appeared in seven NHL games with the Toronto Maple Leafs during the 2008-09 season, posting a record of 1-4-1. He was originally drafted by the Maple Leafs in the third round (90th overall) in the 2004 Entry Draft.

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Coyotes Sign Four

GLENDALE, ARIZONA – Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have signed forwards Brett MacLean, Kyle Chipchura, Marc-Antoine Pouliot and Mathieu Beaudoin each to a one-year, two-way contract. As per club policy, terms of the deals were not disclosed.

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Coyotes Assign Prucha To San Antonio

Glendale, Arizona—- Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have assigned right wing Petr Prucha to the San Antonio Rampage, the Coyotes American Hockey League affiliate.

The 6-foot, 175 pound Prucha has played in 11 games with the Coyotes this season, collecting one assist and four penalty minutes. Last season, the 28-year-old native of Chrudim, Czech Republic played 79 games with the Coyotes registering 13-9-22 and 23 penalty minutes.

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Andrew Ebbett Back To The AHL

Glendale, Arizona—- Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have assigned center Andrew Ebbett to the San Antonio Rampage (AHL).

In 6 games with the Coyotes this season, the 5-foot-9, 174 pound Ebbett has recorded one goal and two penalty minutes.

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Coyotes Reach Agreement With Sundogs

Glendale, Arizona—- Phoenix Coyotes Assistant General Manager Brad Treliving announced today that the Coyotes have signed a marketing/player affiliation agreement with the Arizona Sundogs of the Central Hockey League (CHL). The agreement allows for Coyotes prospects to be assigned to the Sundogs at the direction of the Coyotes. 

“We are excited to announce our affiliation agreement with the Arizona Sundogs,” said Treliving. “We look forward to working with the Sundogs as we collectively continue to grow the game of hockey throughout the state of Arizona. We look forward to building a great relationship.”
The Arizona Sundogs are a double-A minor-league professional ice hockey team based in Prescott Valley, Arizona that began play in the Central Hockey League in 2006 and is set to celebrate its fifth anniversary season in 2010-11. The team plays its home games at Tim’s Toyota Center

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Coyotes Keep Montoya

GLENDALE, ARIZONA—Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have re-signed goaltender Al Montoya to a one-year contract.  As per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Montoya, 25, appeared in 14 games for the San Antonio Rampage of the American Hockey League (AHL) last season, posting a record of 4-7-1 with a 2.65 goals against average (GAA), and a .904 save percentage (SV%) before enduring a season-ending injury on Nov. 24, 2009 versus the Milwaukee Admirals.

During the 2008-09 campaign, Montoya became the first goalie in Coyotes/Jets franchise history to record a shutout in his NHL debut when he stopped all 23 shots he faced in a 3-0 win at Colorado on Apr. 1, 2009. In five games with the Coyotes, Montoya posted a 3-1-0 record with a 2.08 GAA and .925 SV%. 

Prior to being recalled by the Coyotes on March 23, 2009, Montoya spent the season with the Rampage posting a record of 7-17-2 with a 3.23 and .885 SV% in 29 games.

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Canes Acquire Rights To Jared Staal

GLENDALE, ARIZONA —Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have acquired a fifth round draft choice in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft from the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for the rights to prospect Jared Staal. 

The draft choice, which was previously acquired by Carolina from Nashville, currently gives the Coyotes five picks in the upcoming Entry Draft, including two first round choices.  The 2010 Entry Draft will be held at Staples Center in Los Angeles on June 25-26.

Staal, 19, recorded 12-37-49 and 57 penalty minutes (PIM) in 59 games for Sudbury of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) this season.  The forward was originally drafted by the Coyotes in the second round (49th overall) of the 2008 Entry Draft.

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