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by Staff Writer / Arizona Coyotes
Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Michael Barnett announced that the Coyotes have signed free agent center Alex Leavitt to a multi-year contract. As per club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.

The 5-foot-10, 175-pound Leavitt has played 4 games for the San Antonio Rampage of the American Hockey League (AHL) this season after being loaned to the Rampage from the Houston Aeros (AHL). Leavitt has collected an impressive 4-7-11 and 2 penalty minutes (PIM) in 4 games with the Rampage. Leavitt was also named the CCM Vector/AHL Player of the Week for the period ending March 4, 2007 after recording 2-4-6 and a plus-7 rating in 2 games with the Rampage. Prior to joining San Antonio, Leavitt played 30 games with the Texas Wildcatters (ECHL), recording 10-14-24 and 30 PIM. He also played 23 games with the Aeros, registering 2-9-11 and 14 PIM.

During the 2005-06 season, the 23-year-old native of Edmonton, Alberta, played 72 games with the Alaska Aces (ECHL), collecting 26-65-91 and 58 PIM. Leavitt was the ECHL's scoring champion with 91 points and also ranked 1st in the league in assists (65) and tied for 2nd in goals (26). He was named the ECHL's Rookie-of-the-Year after helping the Aces win the 2006 Kelly Cup Championship. Leavitt was the 3rd rookie and the first in 15 years to win the league's scoring title.

The Coyotes also announced today that the team has assigned center Yanick Lehoux to the San Antonio Rampage (AHL). In 7 games with the Coyotes this season, Lehoux has recorded 1-2-3 and 4 PIM. In 59 games with the Rampage, Lehoux has collected 25-37-62 and 22 PIM.

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