Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced that the Coyotes have re-signed left wing Josh Gratton (700K ) to a one-year contract. As per club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Gratton, 24, recorded 1-1-2 in 52 games last season. The 6-foot-2, 214-pound forward also led the Coyotes and ranked 2nd in the NHL last season with 188 penalty minutes (PIM). The Coyotes collected a record of 25-25-2 in games in which Gratton was in the lineup last season.
Gratton was also named the Coyotes’ Man of the Year last season for his commitment and dedication to the community.
The Coyotes acquired Gratton along with two second round selections from the Philadelphia Flyers in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft for Denis Gauthier on Mar. 9, 2006. He scored his first NHL goal with the Coyotes on Apr. 11, 2006 versus Colorado.
Gratton has registered 2-1-3 and 232 PIM in 66 career NHL games with Philadelphia and the Coyotes.