FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Sunday, July 1, 2018
GLENDALE, ARIZONA - Arizona Coyotes President of Hockey Operations & General Manager John Chayka announced today that the Coyotes have signed forward Michael Grabner to a three-year contract. As per club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.
"We are very pleased to sign Michael to a three-year contract," said Chayka. "Michael is an excellent skater, elite penalty killer, and a proven even strength scorer. He will add skill and experience to our forward group and we are excited to have him join the Coyotes."
The 30-year-old Grabner registered 27-9-36, a plus-11 rating and 16 penalty minutes (PIM) in 80 games with the New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils last season.
The 6-foot-1, 188-pound native of Villach, Austria has scored 27 goals in consecutive seasons and has recorded 20 goals or more four times in nine seasons, including a career-high 34 goals scored in 2010-11.
Grabner has totaled 158-91-249 and 96 PIM in 553 career NHL games with the Devils, Rangers, Toronto Maple Leafs, New York Islanders and Vancouver Canucks. He was originally drafted by the Canucks in the first round (14th overall) in the 2006 Entry Draft.