GLENDALE, ARIZONA -- Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have signed center Andrew Ebbett to a one-year contract. As per club policy, terms of the deals were not disclosed.
Ebbett, 27, recorded 9-6-15 and eight penalty minutes (PIM) in 61 games last season with the Anaheim Ducks, Chicago Blackhawks and Minnesota Wild. Ebbett appeared in two games with Anaheim to begin the season before being claimed off waivers by Chicago on Oct. 17. After scoring one goal in 10 games with the Blackhawks, Ebbett joined the Wild as a waiver wire pickup. He remained with Minnesota for the rest of the 2009-10 season, recording 8-6-14 in 49 games with the Wild.
In 2008-09, the 5-foot-9, 174-pound Ebbett set career-highs in assists (24) and points (32) while appearing in 48 games with Anaheim. He also collected 1-2-3 in 13 playoff games for the Ducks. In addition, Ebbett tallied 10-19-29 in 28 games with Iowa of the American Hockey League (AHL).
In 112 career NHL games with Anaheim, Chicago and Minnesota, the native of Calgary, Alberta has registered 17-30-47 and 34 PIM. Prior to his professional career, Ebbett played four years of collegiate hockey at the University of Michigan, recording 38-105-143 in 167 games while serving as team captain his senior year.