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Coyotes re-sign Aucoin for 2 years

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Adrian Aucoin is staying in Phoenix. The 36-year-old defenseman, who signed with a Coyotes as a free agent last summer, re-upped for another two years.

"We are very pleased to have re-signed Adrian to a two-year deal," General Manager Don Maloney said.  "He is an intelligent, puck-moving defenseman who brought tremendous leadership to our dressing room last season. We are looking forward to having him continue his career with the Coyotes."

Aucoin had 8 goals and 28 points along with 56 penalty minutes while appearing in all 82 games for the Coyotes in 2009-10. Aucoin also scored six shootout-winning goals last season to lead the NHL, while his 28 points ranked fourth among Coyotes defensemen. He also ranked second on the team in average time on ice at 22:33 per game. Aucoin appeared in all seven of Phoenix's postseason games, collecting two assists and 10 PIM.

In 2008-09, Aucoin had 10 goals and 34 points along with 46 PIM for the Calgary Flames, ranking him second among Calgary defensemen in goals, assists, points, shots (126) and average time on ice (22:17). 

The 6-foot-2, 213-pounder has appeared in 933 regular-season NHL games with Vancouver, Tampa Bay, the New York Islanders, Chicago, Calgary and the Coyotes, scoring 116 goals and 364 points with 683 PIM.  He has 6 and 19 points with 32 PIM in 47 career playoff games.

The native of Ottawa also represented the Islanders in the 2004 NHL All-Star Game.
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