Smith-Pelly, 21, appeared in four games for Norfolk this season and scored two goals with a plus-2 rating. He played in six preseason games for the Ducks and had three points with eight penalty minutes.
Spending most of last season in Norfolk, he had 32 points with 65 penalty minutes in 65 games.
Smith-Pelly was the Ducks' second-round pick (No. 42) in the 2010 NHL Draft. He debuted with Anaheim in 2011-12 and had 13 points with 16 penalty minutes in 49 games.
I kept refreshing the page on the NHL website after the second round and I was shocked he lasted that long. I'm sure the Coyotes were pretty happy to get him. He's such a good player and he plays big in big games.
— Arizona forward Henrik Samuelsson on prospect Edgars Kulda being drafted by the Coyotes