Stempniak stamps ticket with Coyotes

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, Last Updated: 2:09 PM ET

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Phoenix Coyotes and right wing Lee Stempniak have agreed to a two-year contract.

Financial terms were not released, per team policy.

"We are very pleased to have signed Lee to a two-year contract," said Coyotes general manager Don Maloney. "He played a key offensive role with our team down the stretch last season. He is just entering the prime of his career and we look forward to him having continued success with our organization."

The Coyotes acquired Stempniak from Toronto at the trade deadline last March and he went on to post 14 goals with four assists in 18 games for Phoenix. He had managed only 14 goals and 16 assists in 62 games for Toronto before the deal.

Stempniak, though, failed to find the net in the postseason and notched only two assists in a seven-game first-round playoff series loss to Detroit.

The 27-year-old native of West Seneca, N.Y. has 96 goals and 113 assists for 209 points in 374 career games with St. Louis, Toronto and Phoenix. He was selected by the Blues in the fifth round of the 2003 draft and made his NHL debut in 2005.


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