FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Monday, July 1, 2019
GLENDALE, ARIZONA -- Arizona Coyotes President of Hockey Operations and General Manager John Chayka announced today that the Coyotes have signed center Andy Miele and defensemen Aaron Ness to two-year, two-way contracts. The Coyotes also signed forward Beau Bennett to a one-year, two-way contract. As per club policy, terms of the contracts were not disclosed.
The 31-year-old Miele registered 16-16-32 and 57 penalty minutes (PIM) in 61 games with Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod (KHL) in 2018-19. The 5-foot-8, 176-pound native of Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan has recorded 119-249-368 and 354 PIM in 420 career AHL games with Portland and Grand Rapids. Miele has also tallied two assists in 15 career NHL games with the Coyotes from 2011-2014.
The 29-year-old Ness recorded 5-50-55 and 40 PIM in 71 games with Hershey (AHL) last season. The 5-foot-10, 187-pound native of Roseau, Minnesota has registered 43-208-251 and 291 PIM in 519 career AHL games with Hershey and Bridgeport. The veteran defenseman also has collected 1-5-6 and 22 PIM in 47 career NHL games with the New York Islanders and Washington Capitals.
Ness was originally drafted by the Islanders in the second round (40th overall) in the 2009 Entry Draft.
The 27-year-old Bennett played in five games with Dinamo Minsk (KHL) in 2018-19. The 6-foot-2, 194-pound forward has registered 24-40-64 and 52 PIM in 200 career NHL games with the Pittsburgh Penguins, New Jersey Devils and St. Louis Blues. He has also collected 19-72-91 and 48 PIM in 104 career AHL games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and Chicago.
Bennett was originally drafted by the Penguins in the first round (20th overall) in the 2010 Entry Draft.