Thursday, July 28, 2016
GLENDALE, ARIZONA - Arizona Coyotes General Manager John Chayka announced today that the Coyotes have signed defenseman Michael Stone to a one-year contract. As per club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.
We are very happy to have Michael back," said Chayka. "He had a breakthrough year for us last season and we are confident that he will fully recover from his injury and that he will play an important role for us."
The 26-year-old Stone registered 6-30-36 with 62 PIM in 75 games with the Coyotes last season and has collected 23-64-87 in 279 career NHL games. The Winnipeg, Manitoba native set career-highs in points and assists and led the team with 143 blocked shots last season.
The 6-foot-3, 210 pound defenseman was originally drafted in the third round (69th overall) by the Coyotes in the 2008 Entry Draft.