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by Staff Writer / Arizona Coyotes

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

GLENDALE, ARIZONA -- Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have re-signed left wing Daniel Carcillo to a two-year contract. As per club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.

“We are very pleased to have signed Daniel Carcillo to a new contract,” said Maloney. “He is a key member of our team who brings a unique combination of toughness, speed and skill to the lineup.”

Carcillo, 23, recorded 13-11-24 and a league-leading 324 penalty minutes (PIM) in 57 games last season as a rookie. He also ranked 5th on the Coyotes and T-9th among all NHL rookies in goals (13). The 5-foot-11, 203-pound Carcillo registered five goals in the final two games of the 2007-08 season, including his first career hat trick in a 4-2 win over the Dallas Stars on April 4.

A native of King City, Ontario, Carcillo became the first rookie in NHL history to record over 15 points and 300 PIM in the same season. He also established a new Jets/Coyotes record for penalty minutes by a rookie. The previous record was 287 PIM, set by Jimmy Mann in 1979-80.

Carcillo made his NHL debut with the Coyotes on March 3, 2007 after being acquired from Pittsburgh with a third round draft pick in the 2008 Entry Draft
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in exchange for Georges Laraque on Feb. 27, 2007. In the final 18 games of the season, Carcillo collected 4-3-7 and 74 PIM.

The 5-foot-11, 203-pound Carcillo spent parts of two seasons (2005-07) with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League (AHL), recording 32-22-54 and 494 PIM in 103 games.

Carcillo was originally drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the third round (73rd overall) of the 2003 Entry Draft.

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