Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced that the Coyotes have signed left wing Tomas Surovy to a one-year contract. As per club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.
The 25-year-old Surovy joins the Coyotes after registering 23-32-55 and 38 penalty minutes (PIM) in 55 games with Lulea HF of the Swedish Elite League last season. He also played in four playoff games, collecting 1-1-2 and 29 PIM.
Surovy has recorded 27-32-59 and 71 PIM in 126 NHL games over parts of four seasons with Pittsburgh. In 2005-06, the native of Banska Bystrica, Slovakia had his best NHL season when he set career highs in games (53), goals (12), assists (13), points (25) and PIM (45). In five AHL seasons with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, Surovy registered 89-88-177 in 239 games. The 6-foot, 205-pound forward was also named to the 2003 AHL All-Star Game.
Surovy represented Slovakia at the 2006 Winter Olympic Games in Torino, Italy and registered an assist in seven games. He also competed in two World Junior Championships in 2000 and 2001 (1-3-4 in 14 combined games) and two World Championship tournaments in 2006 and 2007 (2-3-5 in 14 games).
Surovy was selected by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 4th round (120th overall) of the 2001 NHL Entry Draft.