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Coyotes Sign Defenseman Tyler Eckford to One-Year Contract

by Staff Writer / Arizona Coyotes

Monday, July 4, 2011

GLENDALE, ARIZONA --- Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have signed defenseman Tyler Eckford to a one-year (two-way) contract. As per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Last season, the 6-foot-1, 200 pound Eckford played four games with the New Jersey Devils and 37 games with the Albany Devils (AHL), recording 2-10-12 and 12 penalty minutes.

In 2009-10, the 25-year-old native of Vancouver, British Columbia set career highs in goals (8), points (31) and plus/minus (+11) with Lowell (AHL).

Eckford was originally drafted by New Jersey in the seventh-round (217th overall) in the 2004 Entry Draft.

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