GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -The Phoenix Coyotes signed free agents Todd Fedoruk and Kurt Sauer on Tuesday along with first-round draft picks Mikkel Boedker and Viktor Tikhonov.
Fedoruk, a 29-year-old left wing, was signed to a three-year deal while Sauer, a 27-year-old defenseman, got a four-year deal, said Coyotes general manager Don Maloney, who did not divulge financial terms.
Maloney said Boedker and Tikhonov - both right wingers - were signed to entry-level contracts.
Fedoruk had a career-high six goals last season when he played for the Dallas Stars and Minnesota Wild. He also had seven assists and 139 penalty minutes in a combined 69 games.
Sauer's signing filled a gap created when the Coyotes sent defensemen Keith Ballard and Nick Boynton to the Florida Panthers last month in a draft-day trade for center Olli Jokinen.
Sauer had one goal and five assists last season for the Colorado Avalanche.
Boedker, 18, was taken by Phoenix at No. 8 overall in the June 20 draft. He had 29 goals and 44 assists in 69 games last season for the Kitchener Rangers of the Ontario Hockey League.
Tikhonov, the 20-year-old grandson of former Soviet Red Army coach Viktor Tikhonov, had seven goals and five assists last season for Cherepovets of the Russian league.