The Phoenix Coyotes
signed forward Paul Bissonnette
to a two-year contract extension Wednesday. Terms of the deal were not revealed.
"We are very pleased to sign Paul to a multi-year extension," said Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney
. "He plays an important role on our team and we are looking for him to take his game to the next level this season."
The 6-foot-2, 216-pound left wing had 1 goal and a team-high 71 penalty minutes in 48 games. He also was scoreless in one Stanley Cup Playoff game.
In 99 games with the Coyotes the last two seasons, the 26-year-old Bissonnette has 4 goals, 2 assists and 188 penalty minutes.
Originally selected by the Pittsburgh Penguins
in fourth round of the 2003 Entry Draft, Bissonnette has 4 goals, 7 points and 210 penalty minutes in 104 NHL games.
Bissonnette might best be known for his prolific Twitter account. Posting under the name @BizNasty2point0, he's accumulated more than 141,000 followers.
In making the announcement himself, Bissonnette tweeted, "I'd like to announce I signed a 2 year extension with the Phoenix Coyotes
today. Very happy day for my family."
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