Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced that the Coyotes have re-signed defenseman Brendan Bell (700K ) to a one-year contract. As per club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Bell, 24, played 14 games with the Coyotes last season, registering 0-2-2 and 8 penalty minutes (PIM). Bell was acquired along with a 2nd round draft choice in 2008 NHL Entry Draft from the Toronto Maple Leafs for Yanic Perreault and a 5th round draft choice in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft on February 27, 2007. The 6-foot-1, 205-pound Bell also collected 1-4-5 and 19 PIM in 31 games with Toronto last season.
In 2005-06, Bell played 1 game for the Maple Leafs and 70 games with the American Hockey League’s Toronto Marlies, recording 6-37-43 and 99 PIM.
In 46 career NHL games, Bell has registered 1-6-7 and 27 PIM with Phoenix and Toronto. Bell was selected by Toronto in the 3rd round (65th overall) of the 2001 NHL Entry Draft.