FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Thursday, February 22, 2018
GLENDALE, ARIZONA - Arizona Coyotes President of Hockey Operations and General Manager John Chayka announced today that the Coyotes have signed goaltender Darcy Kuemper to a two-year contract. As per club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.
"We are very pleased to sign Darcy to a two-year contract extension," said Chayka. "You need two goalies to win in this league. Antti is one and now we feel confident that we've got the second one in Darcy. "We are very happy with our depth at the position in the NHL and AHL."
The 27-year-old Kuemper has posted a 10-1-3 record with a 2.10 goals against average (GAA), .932 save percentage (SV%) and three shutouts in 19 games for the Kings this season. The 6-foot-5, 215-pound native of Saskatoon, SK has a career record of 51-35-17 with a 2.52 GAA, .913 SV% and 10 shutouts in 104 games with the Kings and Minnesota Wild.
"I'm thrilled to sign this contract extension with the Coyotes," said Kuemper. "The Coyotes have a young and talented team and a very bright future ahead. I'm excited to be a part of it and can't wait to contribute."
Kuemper was originally drafted by the Wild in the sixth round (161st overall) in the 2009 Entry Draft.