The Arizona Coyotes announced on a Friday that the team has signed centre Christian Dvorak to a six-year extension.

As per club policy, contract terms were not made public. The extension kicks in beginning with the 2019-2020 season.

A native of Palos, IL, the 22-year-old Dvorak appeared in 78 games a season ago, scoring 15 goals and adding 22 assists.

"We are very pleased to sign Christian to a long-term contract," Coyotes general manager John Chayka said in a statement. "Christian is a highly skilled, reliable, two-way center who continues to improve each season.