Coyotes sign Christian Dvorak to six-year extension


Arizona Coyotes centre Christian Dvorak (18) gets a shot on Edmonton Oilers goalie Cam Talbot (33) during first period NHL action in Edmonton, Alta., on Tuesday February 14, 2017. (Jason Franson/CP)

The Arizona Coyotes have signed forward Christian Dvorak to a six-year extension, the team announced Thursday.

According to, the contract is worth $26.7 million and carries a $4.45-million cap hit.

“We are very pleased to sign Christian to a long-term contract,” Coyotes general manager John Chayka said in the team’s press release. “Christian is a highly skilled, reliable, two-way centre who continues to improve each season. He will be a key player for us in the future and we are thrilled to have him with us for the next seven seasons.”

Dvorak still has one season remaining on his entry-level deal before the new contract kicks in.

The 22-year-old has registered 30 goals and 40 assists for an even 70 career NHL points over his first two seasons in the league.

“I am very happy to sign a long-term contract with the Coyotes,” Dvorak said in the press release. “We have a great young team with a bright future and I love living and playing in the Valley. I’m excited to be a Coyote for the next seven years.”

August 9, 2018


Christian Dvorak

Arizona Coyotes
6 yrs
Contract Extension
$4.45 million
$26.7 million

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