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Coyotes sign goaltender Tellqvist and centre Zigomanis to two-year contracts

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GLENDALE, Ariz. (CP) - The Phoenix Coyotes signed centre Mike Zigomanis and goaltender Mikael Tellqvist to two-year contracts on Friday.

Zigomanis, 26, would have been an unrestricted free agent after the season while Tellqvist, 27, would have been a restricted free agent. Zigomanis has set career-highs with 10 goals, seven assists and 34 penalty minutes in 52 games so far this season. The six-foot-one, 200-pounder is also seventh in the NHL in face-off wins at 56.9 per cent.

Tellqvist is 9-7-2 with a 3.22 goals-against average and a .893 save percentage in 19 games with Phoenix since coming over in a trade with the Maple Leafs earlier this season.

In 58 career NHL games with Toronto and Phoenix, Tellqvist has posted a 25-22-2-4 record with a 3.10 GAA.

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