FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Friday, June 14, 2019
GLENDALE, ARIZONA - Arizona Coyotes President of Hockey Operations and General Manager John Chayka announced today that the Coyotes have signed defenseman Ilya Lyubushkin (pronounced EE-lee-yuh l'yoo-BUSH-ken) to a one-year contract. As per Club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.
"We are pleased to re-sign Ilya," said Chayka. "He was a solid addition to our team last year and provided us with depth and a physical presence on our blueline. We look forward to having him on our roster this season."
The 25-year-old Lyubushkin recorded 0-4-4 with 13 penalty minutes (PIM) in 41 games with Arizona in 2018-19.
The 6-foot-2, 201-pound native of Moscow, Russia finished fourth on the team and third among NHL rookies with 150 hits this season.
Lyubushkin originally signed with the Coyotes as a free agent on May 23, 2018.