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COYOTES SIGN CENTER YANIC PERREAULT

by Staff Writer / Arizona Coyotes

COYOTES SIGN YANIC PERREAULT TO ONE-YEAR CONTRACT

Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Michael Barnett announced today that the Coyotes have signed unrestricted free agent center Yanic Perreault to a one-year contract. As per club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.

In 12 NHL seasons with Toronto, Los Angeles, Montreal and Nashville, the 5-foot-11, 189 pound Perreault has played in 740 career NHL games, recording 217-247-464 and 344 penalty minutes. Perreault has also scored 56 career power play goals, 36 game-winning goals and nine shorthanded goals. In addition, he has played in 54 career playoff games, collecting 11-19-30.

The 35-year-old native of Sherbrooke, Quebec has scored 20-or-more goals six times in his career and collected 42-or-more points eight times. Perreault's best season came in 2005-06 with Nashville when he set career highs in assists and points with 22-35-57 in 69 games. He also collected back-to-back 50 point seasons with Toronto in 2000-2001 (24-28-52) and Montreal in 2001-02 (27-29-56). Perreault scored a career-high 28 goals with Los Angeles in 1997-98.

Perreault was drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs (3rd round, 47th overall) in the 1991 NHL Entry Draft.

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