Radim Vrbata signs one-year deal with Arizona Coyotes

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Radim Vrbata will be back in a Coyotes sweater for the 2016-17 season.

The Arizona Coyotes announced the signing on Tuesday.

Though the details of the contract were not disclosed by the team, Craig Morgan of Arizona Sports reported Monday that the one-year deal includes a $1 million base salary with opportunities for bonuses.

“We are very pleased to sign Radim to a one-year contract,” Coyotes GM Chayka said in the team’s press release. “He’s a proven goal scorer who will add skill and smarts to our lineup. We look forward to having him back in a Coyotes uniform this season.”

Vrbata, 35, first played with the Coyotes in 2007-08, then returned for five more seasons with the club from 2009 to 2014 before signing with the Vancouver Canucks as a free agent in 2014. The forward had 13 goals and 14 assists in 63 games with the Canucks last season.

“I’m very excited to rejoin the Coyotes,” Vrbata said in the team’s press release. “My family and I love living in Arizona and I’m really looking forward to helping this team win.”

Vrbata recorded 20 or more goals in a season four times with the Coyotes. This will be his third stint with the team.

August 16, 2016

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Radim Vrbata
Right Wing
AGE: 37
LENGTH:
1 Year
CONTRACT TYPE:
Free Agency
SALARY CAP HIT:
$1 million
TOTAL:
$1 million

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