Coyotes sign newly-acquired goalie Darcy Kuemper to two-year deal

Daren Millard, Doug MacLean, Chris Johnston and Elliotte Friedman discuss the trade that sent Darcy Kuemper from the Los Angeles Kings to the Arizona Coyotes and more.

The Arizona Coyotes have signed goaltender Darcy Kuemper to a two-year contract, the team announced on Thursday.

Arizona acquired Kuemper Wednesday night in a trade with the Los Angeles Kings.

The new deal is worth $3.7 million, according to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman.

“We are very pleased to sign Darcy to a two-year contract extension,” general manager John Chayka said in a team statement. “You need two goalies to win in this league. Antti [Raanta] is one and now we feel confident that we’ve got the second one in Darcy. We are very happy with our depth at the position in the NHL and AHL.”

Kuemper, 27, posted a 10-1-3 record with a 2.10 goals-against average and a .932 save percentage with three shutouts in 19 games for the Kings this season.

Drafted by the Minnesota Wild in the sixth round (161st overall) in the 2009 NHL Draft, the Saskatoon native has a career record of 51-35-17 with a 2.52 goals-against average and .913 save percentage in 104 games with the Kings and Wild.

February 22, 2018

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Darcy Kuemper
Goaltender
AGE: 30

SIGNED BY
Arizona Coyotes
LENGTH
2 yrs
CONTRACT TYPE
Contract Extension
SALARY CAP HIT
$1.85 million
TOTAL
$3.7 million

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