Wednesday, July 11, 2012
GLENDALE, ARIZONA – Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have agreed to terms with forward Joel Rechlicz on a one-year, two-way contract. As per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The 6-foot-4, 235-pound Rechlicz has played in 26 career NHL games with the New York Islanders and Washington Capitals recording 0-1-1 and 105 penalty minutes. Last season he appeared in three games for the Capitals. Rechlicz also posted 1-1-2 and 267 penalty minutes with the Hershey Bears (AHL) during the 2011-12 season. His 267 penalty minutes ranked second in the AHL.
The 25-year-old native of Brookfield, Wis., has registered 2-2-4 and 645 penalty minutes in 122 career AHL games. Rechlicz signed with the Islanders as an undrafted free agent in 2008.