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Arizona Coyotes sign defenseman Dysin Mayo to 1-year, 2-way deal

Dysin Mayo #61 of the Arizona Coyotes in action during the preseason NHL game against the Los Angeles Kings at Gila River Arena on September 26, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The Arizona Coyotes announced Tuesday the signing of defenseman Dysin Mayo to a two-way contract for one year in length.

The move retains a member of the organization who has been in the system for several years.

Drafted in 2014 in the fifth round, the 23-year-old Mayo was with the AHL Springfield Falcons before they were purchased and relocated to Tucson to become the Roadrunners in 2016.

Most recently, Mayo played 58 games in the 2019-20 season and had a career-high plus-24 rating to go along with four goals and eight assists.

Mayo is among the Coyotes’ defensive depth that is not waivers-exempt, meaning if he were called up to the NHL squad, he couldn’t be sent back down without first clearing waivers. Kyle Capobianco, Jordan Gross and first-round pick Victor Soderstrom are among the other blueliners that are also in Arizona’s system.

At the NHL level, only one defenseman — Ilya Lyubushkin — is on an expiring deal. He becomes a restricted free agent at the conclusion of the 2019-20 season. All of the others are signed through at least next season, with Jakob Chychrun and Oliver Ekman-Larsson signed beyond that.

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