Dmitrij Jaskin signs 1-year contract with Arizona Coyotes

Jul 28, 2021, 12:17 PM | Updated: 12:19 pm
St. Louis Blues' Dmitrij Jaskin, left, of Russia, handles the puck as Montreal Canadiens' Jarred Ti...
St. Louis Blues' Dmitrij Jaskin, left, of Russia, handles the puck as Montreal Canadiens' Jarred Tinordi, center and goalie Carey Price look on during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Billy Hurst)
(AP Photo/Billy Hurst)

Forward Dmitrij Jaskin has signed a one-year contract with the Arizona Coyotes, the team announced on Wednesday.

“We are very pleased to sign Dmitrij,” said Arizona general manager Bill Armstrong in a release. “He is a big, strong, skilled forward who has played very well the last two seasons in the KHL. He will be a good addition to our forward group.”

Jaskin agreed to a one-year, $3.2 million deal, Andy Strickland of Bally Sports Midwest reported on Monday.

Jaskin, 29, played with the St. Louis Blues for six years and the Washington Capitals for one before spending the last two seasons with Moscow Dynamo in Russia.

Although he did not have major success at the end of his last NHL stint, he recorded 120 points in 117 games over the last two years, including 38 goals in 59 games last year. The 38 goals were enough to lead the Kontinental Hockey League in goals by more than 10.

Jaskin finished fourth overall in the KHL in total points and won the KHL MVP during the 2019-20 season.

He played in 37 games in has last season in the NHL, scoring two goals and collecting six assists.

The 6-foot-3, 225-pound lefty winger adds a veteran presence as the Coyotes look to change directions under Armstrong.

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