Arizona Coyotes officially agree to terms with four players

Jul 14, 2018, 5:06 PM
Arizona Coyotes' Trevor Murphy, left, runs into Calgary Flames' Garnet Hathaway during first period...
Arizona Coyotes' Trevor Murphy, left, runs into Calgary Flames' Garnet Hathaway during first period NHL hockey action in Calgary, Alberta, Tuesday, April 3, 2018. (Larry MacDougal/The Canadian Press via AP)
(Larry MacDougal/The Canadian Press via AP)

The Arizona Coyotes officially signed four players to deals on Saturday, the team announced.

Defenseman Trevor Murphy and forwards Michael Bunting, Laurent Dauphin and Hudson Fasching each signed one-year, two-way contracts with the team.

The terms of the deals were not disclosed.

Murphy, 22, recorded 10 goals and 25 assists for 35 points to along with 73 PIM in 59 games with AHL Milwaukee and Tucson last season. With Arizona, Murphy scored a goal and added two assists in eight games in 2017-18. The defenseman has gone 33-67-100 and 202 PIM in 193 career AHL games.

The 22-year-old Bunting finished last season tied for first on the Roadrunners in goals and third in points. He recorded 23 goals and 20 assists for 43 points in 67 games last year for Tucson. Originally drafted by the Coyotes in the fourth round of the 2014 Entry Draft, Bunting has scored 47 goals and 49 assists (96 points) and 138 PIM in 197 AHL games with Tucson and Springfield.

In 50 games with Rockford and Tucson last season, 23-year-old Dauphin made nine goals, 20 assists (29 points) and 66 PIM. He also saw some time with the Coyotes, skating in two games. Drafted in the second round of the 2013 Entry Draft, the forward has registered 38 goals and 44 assists in 158 career AHL games. He’s also netted 3 goals, one assist and 18 PIM in 34 career NHL games with Arizona.

Fasching, 22, had 12 goals, 18 assists (30 points) and 40 PIM with AHL Rochester last season and also saw some time with the Buffalo Sabres, skating in five games. In 106 career AHL games, Fasching has registered 20 goals, 22 assists (42 points) and 48 PIM. Originally drafted by the Los Angeles Kings in the 2013 Entry Draft, the forward has scored one goal and two assists with eight PIM in 22 career NHL games with the Sabres.

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