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Keller Joins Coyotes for Final Seven Games

Clayton Keller signed a pro contract on Sunday

by Dave Vest @davest4yotes / Coyotes Sr. Director of News Content

GLENDALE - Clayton Keller turned pro on Sunday when he signed an entry-level contract with the Coyotes less than 24 hours after completing his freshman season at Boston University.

Soon after signing, Keller, whom the Coyotes drafted seventh overall last year, led the stretch at Arizona's practice at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis. It was special for Keller because he grew up in the St. Louis suburb of Swansea, Ill., and used to attend Blues games.

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Coyotes Sign Keller to Entry-Level Contract

Forward Clayton Keller will join team immediately

by Arizona Coyotes @ArizonaCoyotes / Arizona Coyotes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Sunday, March 26, 2017
 
GLENDALE, ARIZONA - Arizona Coyotes General John Chayka announced today that the Coyotes have signed forward Clayton Keller to an entry level contract. As per club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed. Keller was the Coyotes first selection in the first round (seventh overall) of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.

"We are extremely pleased to sign Clayton to an entry level contract," said Chayka. "Clayton is a highly skilled, dynamic forward. He is a strong skater who has a powerful shot and great hockey sense. We are excited to have him join our team and finish the regular season with the Coyotes."

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Keller Scores Goal, But BU Exits NCAA Tournament

Freshman Season Ends for Coyotes prospect Clayton Keller

by Dave Vest @davest4yotes / Coyotes Sr. Director of News Content

Coyotes prospect Clayton Keller scored a goal on Saturday, but it wasn't enough for Boston University, which lost to Minnesota Duluth, 3-2 in overtime, in an NCAA Tournament quarterfinal.

Keller gave Boston University a 1-0 lead when he scored his 21st goal of the season at 7:59 of the first period. The goal extended Keller's point streak to 10 games.

 

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Coyotes at Capitals Preview

Arizona is taking on the NHL's top team on Saturday night

by Dave Vest @davest4yotes / Coyotes Sr. Director of News Content

The Coyotes will attempt to even their record on their current road trip when they play at the Washington Capitals on Saturday night. The puck drops at 4 p.m. Arizona time at the Verizon Center.

Arizona (27-38-9) has lost two of the first three games of a five-game trip that concludes Monday at St. Louis.

"This is a big game for us," forward Max Domi said. "If we can find a way to win this one it's a big feather in our cap, and we can kind of move forward with some confidence and just keep building it ... We've got to stay disciplined. Obviously, it's a real good power play over there. If we stay out of the penalty box we should have a decent chance." 

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'Yotes Notes: Tippett Wants More Effort From Veterans

Head Coach Dave Tippett didn't like team's start, finish vs. Capitals

by Dave Vest @davest4yotes / Coyotes Sr. Director of News Content

The Coyotes and Capitals were tied 1-1 with 7:31 to play on Saturday night at Verizon Center, but Washington exploded for three goals to secure a 4-1 victory.

"You can't be in awe of the best teams in the league," said goalie Mike Smith, who made 29 saves against the Caps, who lead the NHL with 106 points. "You've got to take it as a challenge and elevate your game and not go the other way."

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Coyotes at Panthers Preview

Arizona has reached the middle game of lengthy road trip

by Dave Vest @davest4yotes / Coyotes Sr. Director of News Content

The Coyotes will play the middle game of a five-game road trip on Thursday when they battle the Florida Panthers. The puck drops at 4:30 p.m. Arizona time at the BB&T Center.

Arizona (27-37-9) is seeking a sweep of the NHL's Florida-based teams on this trip, and for the season, after beating Tampa Bay, 5-3, on Tuesday.

Mike Smith will be back in goal for his 50th start of the season after sitting out Tuesday's game. Smith has earned 127 wins for the Coyotes, three shy of Ilya Bryzgalov's franchise record.

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Coyotes at Lightning Preview

Arizona is looking to snap a three-game losing streak on Tuesday at Tampa Bay

by Dave Vest @davest4yotes / Coyotes Sr. Director of News Content

The Coyotes will try to end a three-game losing streak when they take on the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday. The puck drops at 4:30 p.m. Arizona time at Amalie Arena.

Arizona (26-37-9) began a five-game trip on Monday night at Nashville and lost 3-1.

Backup goalie Louis Domingue will play in place of Mike Smith, who made 28 saves in Monday's defeat. Domingue has won his past three starts and he stopped 107 of 113 shots in those games.

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Coyotes Recall Fischer, Assign Dauphin to AHL

Forward Christian Fischer is expected to play in Tuesday's game at Tampa Bay

by Arizona Coyotes @ArizonaCoyotes / Arizona Coyotes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
 
GLENDALE, ARIZONA - Arizona Coyotes General Manager John Chayka announced today that the Coyotes have recalled forward Christian Fischer and assigned forward Laurent Dauphin to the Tucson Roadrunners, the club's American Hockey League affiliate (AHL).

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Coyotes at Predators Preview

Arizona is starting a five-game trip at Nashville on Monday

by Dave Vest @davest4yotes / Coyotes Sr. Director of News Content

The Coyotes will begin a five-game road trip with a match against the Nashville Predators on Monday night. The puck drops at 5 p.m. Arizona time at Bridgestone Arena.

"It's important," defenseman Alex Goligoski said of the trip. "We might not be in a playoff run, but the end of the season matters going forward here. As an organization, we want to set the tone and have kind of a standard to live up to."

Goligoski has notched 21 points (five goals, 16 assists) in 28 career games vs. Nashville. That's his highest point total vs. any NHL team.

Arizona (26-36-9) has defeated the Predators twice already this season and outscored them, 7-3, in those games. However, both of those games were played in Glendale, and the Coyotes have lost five consecutive games at Nashville. 

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Coyotes Recall Michalek, Dauphin from AHL

Zbynek Michalek and Laurent Dauphin will accompany team on five-game trip

by Arizona Coyotes @ArizonaCoyotes / Arizona Coyotes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Sunday, March 19, 2017
 
GLENDALE, ARIZONA - Arizona Coyotes General Manager John Chayka announced today that the Coyotes have recalled defenseman Zbynek Michalek and forward Laurent Dauphin from the Tucson Roadrunners, the club's American Hockey League affiliate (AHL). Dauphin is an emergency recall.

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