GLENDALE, Ariz. - The Phoenix Coyotes signed defenceman Connor Murphy, their top pick in this year's NHL draft, to an entry-level contract Thursday.
Terms weren't disclosed.
The 18-year-old Murphy was taken by Phoenix at No. 20 overall.
Murphy had three goals and three assists last season in 14 games for the U.S. national under-18 team.
He's the son of former NHL player Gord Murphy, who's an assistant coach with the Florida Panthers.