FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
GLENDALE, ARIZONA - Arizona Coyotes President of Hockey Operations & General Manager John Chayka announced today that the Coyotes have signed defenseman Kevin Connauton to a two-year contract. As per club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.
"We are very pleased to sign Kevin to a contract extension," said Chayka. "Kevin is a versatile defenseman with a great work ethic. He had an excellent season last year and he adds depth to our blue line. We're happy to have him back."
Last season, the 6-foot-2, 205-pound Connauton had a career-best 11-10-21 and 20 penalty minutes (PIM) in 73 games. The 28-year-old native of Edmonton, AB has registered 26-42-68 and 155 PIM in 260 career NHL games with the Coyotes, Dallas Stars and Columbus Blue Jackets.
Connauton was originally selected in the third round (83rd overall) by the Vancouver Canucks in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.