FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Thursday, October 6, 2016
GLENDALE, ARIZONA - Arizona Coyotes General Manager John Chayka announced today that the Coyotes have signed free agent defenseman Jalen Smereck to an entry-level contract. As per club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.
The 19-year-old native of Detroit, Michigan has recorded 0-4-4 with two penalty minutes (PIM) and a plus-4 rating in two games with the Flint Firebirds (OHL) to begin the 2016-17 campaign.
Last season, the 6-foot-1, 194-pound Smereck registered 5-20-25 with 65 PIM in 63 games with the Oshawa Generals (OHL). He also collected 1-4-5 in five playoff games with Oshawa.
Smereck attended the Coyotes rookie camp this season.