The Phoenix Coyotes added depth up front by signing forward Brandon Yip to a one-year, two-way contract. No financial terms were disclosed.
Yip spent the 2012-13 season with the Nashville Predators, scoring three goals and finishing with eight points and 26 penalty minutes in 34 games. He has 29 goals, 56 points and 130 penalty minutes in 172 NHL games with the Predators and Colorado Avalanche.
Yip was selected by Colorado in the eighth round (No. 239) of the 2004 NHL Draft. He turned pro in the fall of 2009 after helping Boston University win the NCAA championship in April of that year.
He's a winner. We want winners here, and he's a proven winner. He's won two Stanley Cups. He's 22 years old and been a big part of it. He's got all the right tools. He's got size (6-foot-1, 204 pounds) and strength. He's exactly what we were looking for. He's going to be a big piece of our team for many, many years to come.
— Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen on Brandon Saad, who he acquired in a trade with the Blackhawks on Tuesday