GLENDALE, ARIZONA – Arizona Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have signed defenseman Zbynek Michalek to a two-year contract. As per club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.
The 32-year-old Michalek collected 4-8-12 and 18 penalty minutes (PIM) in 68 games with the Coyotes and St. Louis Blues last season. The 6-foot-2, 210-pound native of Jindrichuv Hradec, CZ ranked 18th in the NHL with 160 blocked shots in 2014-15.
Michalek has totaled 40-131-171 and 302 PIM in 711 career NHL games including 30-103-133 and 238 PIM in 539 games with the Coyotes. He ranks fifth in franchise history in games played by a defenseman.