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Coyotes sign prospects Cam Crotty, David Tendeck to entry-level deals

Left: Cam Crotty (Photo by Mark Box/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images); Right: David Tendeck (Photo by Marissa Baecker/Getty Images)

The Arizona Coyotes announced Thursday they’ve signed defenseman Cam Crotty to a three-year entry-level contract.

The signing comes just days after goaltender David Tendeck also inked a three-year ELC. Both were draft picks by the Coyotes who were unsigned until this week.

Crotty, 20, was a third-round (82nd overall) pick by the Coyotes in the 2017 draft. He has since played three seasons for Boston University, where current Coyotes forward Clayton Keller also played. Crotty was an alternate captain for the Terriers this season and played 30 games with nine points.

He is the second-youngest defenseman in the Coyotes pipeline with an entry-level contract, per CapFriendly, with Victor Soderstrom (19) being the only one younger.

Tendeck, also 20 years old, was drafted by the Coyotes in the sixth round (158th overall) in 2018. He had a .920 save percentage in 35 games with the WHL’s Vancouver Giants this year, and his 2.29 goals against average was fifth-lowest in the league.

With Antti Raanta and Darcy Kuemper in the fold at the NHL level, other Coyotes goaltenders under contract include Adin Hill, Merrick Madsen and Ivan Prosvetov, but Madsen and Hill are both set to become restricted free agents this offseason.

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