Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have signed defenseman David Rundblad to a two-year contract. As per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. The 6-foot-2, 195-pound Rundblad recorded 0-1-1 in eight games with the Coyotes last season. He also appeared in 50 games with the Portland Pirates (AHL), totaling 9-30-39 and a plus-eight rating. Rundblad led all Portland defensemen in scoring and ranked second on the team in assists. He finished eighth among all AHL defensemen in points. The 22-year-old native of Lycksele, Sweden has posted 1-7-8 and six penalty minutes (PIM) in 38 career NHL games with the Coyotes and Ottawa Senators. Rundblad was originally drafted by the St. Louis Blues in the first round (17th overall) in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. The Coyotes have also signed defenseman Mark Louis to a two-year, two-way contract and defenseman Mathieu Brodeur and forwards Brett Hextall and Brandon McMillan to one-year, two-way contracts. The 6-foot-4, 230-pound Louis appeared in 61 games with the Pirates in 2012-13, totaling 0-3-3 and 111 PIM. The 6-foot-6, 215-pound Brodeur recorded 3-16-19 and 47 PIM in 65 games with Portland last season. The 23-year-old native of Montreal, Quebec was originally drafted by the Coyotes in the third round (76th overall) in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. The 5-foot-10, 190-pound Hextall registered 9-6-15 and 79 PIM in 66 games with Portland in 2012-13. The 25-year-old native of Philadelphia, Pa., was originally drafted by the Coyotes in the sixth round (159th overall) in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.
Coyotes Sign Rundblad to Two-Year Contract
NHL.com | Jul 22