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Clayton Keller signs contract with Coyotes

Forward was selected by Arizona with No. 7 pick in 2016 NHL Draft @NHLdotcom

Forward Clayton Keller signed an entry-level contract with the Arizona Coyotes on Sunday.

"We are extremely pleased to sign Clayton to an entry-level contract," general manager John Chayka told the Coyotes website. "Clayton is a highly skilled, dynamic forward. He is a strong skater who has a powerful shot and great hockey sense. We are excited to have him join our team and finish the regular season with the Coyotes."

Keller, 18, was selected by the Coyotes with the No. 7 pick in the 2016 NHL Draft. Terms of the contract were not disclosed

He had 45 points (21 goals, 24 assists) in 31 games as a freshman for Boston University this season. The Terriers were eliminated in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey tournament Saturday after a 3-2 loss to the University of Minnesota-Duluth.

Keller (5-foot-10, 174 pounds) led the United States with 11 points (three goals, eight assists) in seven games at the 2017 World Junior Championship. The U.S. defeated Canada 5-4 in a shootout to win the gold medal.

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