GLENDALE, ARIZONA -- Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have signed center Bracken Kearns to a one-year, two-way contract. As per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Kearns, 29, recorded 15-36-51 and 99 penalty minutes (PIM) in 80 games for the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League (AHL) last season to rank 2nd on the team in scoring while setting AHL career-highs in goals, assists, points, PIM and games played. He also collected two assists in four playoff games for Rockford and received the IceHogs’ Man of the Year and Unsung Hero Awards.
The 6-foot, 195-pound Kearns has appeared in 266 career AHL games with Rockford, Norfolk, Milwaukee and Cleveland, recording 47-78-125 and 261 PIM. A native of Vancouver, British Columbia, Kearns played four seasons at the University of Calgary prior to his professional career.