"We are very pleased to sign Rob to a multiyear contract," general manager Don Maloney said in a statement. "Rob is an excellent skater and hard-working forward who has earned a spot on our roster with his strong play last season. We look forward to having him on our team next year."
The 26-year-old native of Lethbridge, Alberta, signed with Phoenix as a free agent last summer and appeared in a career-high 22 games with the Coyotes this season, scoring five goals and finishing with 11 points and 10 penalty minutes. He ranked second on the team with a plus-7 rating and established a career-high five-game point streak from March 25 to April 2.
Well, for me this one's concerning, the way we performed. Because three games in, playing a desperate team on the road, I was expecting something else than this. Right now, I'm just disappointed. The other games, I thought we did some things that you can build off your game. There wasn't a lot accomplished in tonight's game.
— Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards after a 4-2 loss to the Sabres on Monday dropped Columbus to 0-3-0
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