Report: Mikkel Boedker and Phoenix Coyotes close to a deal


Apr 18, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; Phoenix Coyotes right wing Mikkel Boedker (89) and St. Louis Blues defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk (22) battle for the puck during the third period at the Scottrade Center. The Blues defeated the Coyotes 2-1 in a shootout. Mandatory Credit: Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports

According to TSN’s Bob McKenzie, the Phoenix Coyotes and restricted free agent Mikkel Boedker are reportedly on the verge of agreeing to terms on a two year deal. He said this via twitter tonight.

It seems like this deal is going to happen but has not been made official yet. If you remember earlier in the week, I wrote a story about how Boedker and the Coyotes were trying to get a deal done. Boedker is a young player at 23 years old and played well last season. He had seven goals and 26 points in 48 games.

According to, Mikkel Boedker made $1.2 million last season and had an annual cap hit of $1.1 million. With Boedker most likely coming back, the Coyotes are pretty much set going into training camp. Phoenix is looking to have a big year and can with the new division realignment across the NHL. Can they make the playoffs? Possibly but the games are played on the ice and not on paper.