Phoenix Coyotes re-sign five players


Mar 8, 2012; Glendale, AZ, USA; Phoenix Coyotes defenseman David Rundblad (2) passes during the second period against the Minnesota Wild at the Xcel Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Today, the Phoenix Coyotes resigned five players as they are trying to keep their team together so they can make a playoff push next season.

The five players that they re-signed were defenseman David Rundblad, defenseman Mark Louis, forward Brett Hextall, forward Brandon McMillan and blueliner Mathieu Brodeur. Here is how each player’s contract breaks down starting with David Rundblad. Rundblad was signed to a two-year, one-way contract which means he will be with the Coyotes this upcoming season.

This is a shocker to many that he is with the big league club because he did not perform well with the Coyotes but did a lot with their minor league affiliate the Portland Pirates in the AHL. In 50 games with the Pirates last season, he had 39 points that’s being a productive player for only being 22 years old.

Now looking at the other contracts, Louis signed a two-year, two-way contract, while Hextall, McMillan, and Brodeur all got one-year, two-way contracts. The player that I see making an impact out of all these players is Rundblad even though he is 22 years old; the untapped potential is there for the taking.

If the young defensman can give the Coyotes 39 points like he did with Portland then I think they will be satisfied.