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Coyotes Sign Lyubushkin To One-Year Contract

by Arizona Coyotes @ArizonaCoyotes

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.

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