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Coyotes sign Tyler Eckford, Curtis McElhinney to one year contracts

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GLENDALE, Ariz. - The Phoenix Coyotes have signed defenceman Tyler Eckford and goalie Curtis McElhinney to one-year contracts.

Terms of the deals Monday were not disclosed.

McElhinney has played four NHL seasons with Ottawa, Anaheim and Calgary, going 18-26-4 record with a 3.13 goals-against average in 67 games.

The 28-year-old played a career-high 28 games with the Senators and Ducks, with a record of 9-13-1, two shutouts and a 2.99 goals-against average.

Eckford played four games with New Jersey and 37 with Albany last season. In 2009-2010, the 25-year-old set career highs with eight goals and 31 points with Lowell.

Eckford was originally selected by New Jersey in the seventh round in the 2004 entry draft.

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