FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Tuesday, July 2, 2019
GLENDALE, ARIZONA - Arizona Coyotes President of Hockey Operations and General Manager John Chayka announced today that the Coyotes have signed forward Lawson Crouse to a three-year contract. As per Club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.
"We are very pleased to sign Lawson to a multi-year contract," said Chayka. "He had a very good season last year and really established himself as an NHL power forward. We look forward to having him in our lineup."
The 22-year-old Crouse registered 11-14-25 and was plus-five with a team-leading 67 penalty minutes (PIM) in 81 games with the Coyotes in 2018-19. He established career highs in games played, goals, assists, points, plus-minus, PIM and shots (131). Crouse led the team and ranked second in the NHL with 288 hits.
The 6-foot-4, 220-pound native of Mt. Brydges, Ontario has totaled 17-21-38 with 122 PIM in 164 career games with Arizona.
Crouse was originally drafted by the Florida Panthers in the first round (11th overall) in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. He was acquired by the Coyotes from the Panthers with forward Dave Bolland in exchange for a conditional third round draft choice in 2017 and a conditional second round draft choice in 2018 on August 25, 2016.