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Coyotes sign 1st round pick Ekman-Larsson @NHL

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -The Phoenix Coyotes have signed defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson, a first-round pick in the 2009 draft.

The entry-level deal was announced by the team Monday. Ekman-Larsson, who was taken sixth overall, had nine goals, 27 points and 98 penalty minutes in 42 games this season with Leksand, a professional team in Sweden.

The 18-year-old was a member of the Swedish team that won bronze at the World Championships in Germany this month.

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