GLENDALE, Ariz. - Defenceman David Hale signed a US$1.4-million, two-year contract Thursday with the Phoenix Coyotes after spending last season with the Calgary Flames.
Hale had two assists and 46 penalty minutes in 58 regular-season games last season. He also appeared in six playoff games with the Flames. The 27-year-old Hale has 11 assists and 175 penalty minutes in 215 career NHL games with New Jersey and Calgary.
The Coyotes also re-signed defenceman Matt Jones to a two-year contract.
The 24-year-old Jones played 45 games for the Coyotes last season and had two assists and 10 penalty minutes.
He was a third-round pick of Phoenix in the 2002 draft and has one goal, 10 assists and 63 penalty minutes in 106 career NHL games - all with the Coyotes.