Coyotes re-sign Anthony Duclair to one-year deal

Arizona Coyotes goalie Mike Smith (41) celebrates his shutout against the Colorado Avalanche with left wing Anthony Duclair (10) and right wing Radim Vrbata, right, as time expires in the third period of an NHL hockey game Monday, March 13, 2017, in Glendale, Ariz. The Coyotes defeated the Avalanche 1-0. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

The Arizona Coyotes have re-signed winger Anthony Duclair to a one-year, $1.2-million deal, according to TVA’s Renaud Lavoie.

The Coyotes confirmed the report later on Sunday.

“Anthony is a highly skilled forward with great speed and scoring ability. We are confident that he can be an impact player for our team and look forward to having him in our lineup this season,” Coyotes president of hockey operations and GM John Chayka said in a statement.

Duclair, 22, struggled this past season, recording five goals and 15 points in 58 games. That came after he posted 20 goals and 44 points in 81 games as a rookie in 2015-16.

“I just want to prove myself on this one-year deal,” Duclair told NHL.com. “Obviously last season was a little rough for myself. It was a good learning experience, but at the same time I just want to prove this year that I can play at an elite level like I did in my rookie season, and hopefully have a better contract next summer.”

Duclair started the 2014-15 season with the New York Rangers, but was later returned to junior and traded to the Coyotes as part of a package for defenceman Keith Yandle.

September 3, 2017

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Anthony Duclair
Left Wing
AGE: 25

SIGNED BY
Arizona Coyotes
LENGTH
1 yr
CONTRACT TYPE
Re-signing
SALARY CAP HIT
$1.2 million
TOTAL
$1.2 million

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