Sunday, March 31, 2019

NHL news: Coyotes extend Schmaltz

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           Forward Nick Schmaltz has signed a seven year extension with the Arizona Coyotes. The deal has an AAV worth $5.85 million.

           Schmaltz hasn't played in the 2019 calendar year because of a knee injury. He was acquired by the team in November from the Blackhawks for forwards Dylan Strome and Brendan Perlini. He would have been an RFA on July 1st. He was drafted 20th overall in 2014, and is 13th in points among players drafted that year.

            Schmaltz, 23, has scored seven goals with 18 assists for 25 points in 40 games for the Hawks and Coyotes in 2018-19. In his three year career, he has scored 34 goals with 71 assists for 105 points in 179 games.

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