Arizona Coyotes sign F Barrett Hayton to 2-year contract

Sep 20, 2022, 4:54 PM | Updated: 5:12 pm

Barrett Hayton #29 of the Arizona Coyotes skates with the puck during the second period of the NHL ...

Barrett Hayton #29 of the Arizona Coyotes skates with the puck during the second period of the NHL game at Gila River Arena on March 30, 2022 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The Arizona Coyotes have signed forward Barrett Hayton to a two-year contract, according to Arizona Sports’ John Gambadoro.

PHNX Sports’ Craig Morgan reports the contract has an annual average value of $1.775 million.

Hayton, 22, was a restricted free agent this offseason and comes to terms with a new deal the day before training camp begins for the Coyotes on Wednesday.

The Coyotes drafted Hayton fifth overall in the 2018 NHL Draft and the forward would make his league debut a little over a year later in October 2019.

Hayton was unable to land a consistent role in Arizona for his first two seasons, playing a total of 34 games and amounting to seven points before last year, which was his first full season of playing time.

Across 60 games, Hayton scored 10 goals and dished out 14 assists for 24 points with a +/- of -8.

The Coyotes are coming off a 25-50-7 season with 57 points, the second-fewest in the NHL.  Arizona starts preseason play on Saturday and kicks off the regular season on Oct. 13.

Arizona Coyotes

Rendering of the Arizona Coyotes' Phoenix arena plan...

Arizona Sports

Phoenix mayor ‘does not support using taxpayer funds’ for Coyotes, any other sports arena

Phoenix mayor Kate Gallego does not support using taxpayer funds for the Coyotes' arena or any sports arena, a statement read.

6 days ago

Mullett Arena...

Associated Press

Frost? Yeti? Utah’s NHL team lists 20 options for new name after move from Arizona

Ownership of the NHL’s team in Utah has given fans 20 choices to vote on for the franchise’s new name.

13 days ago

Shane Doan and Josh Doan...

Arizona Sports

ESPN report details Coyotes’ move to Utah, Shane Doan’s departure

The Arizona Coyotes' relocation of the hockey operations department to a Utah-based group shocked fans and its own players alike.

22 days ago

The former Arizona Coyotes arrive in Salt Lake City for the first time....

Bailey Leasure

Former Arizona Coyotes team arrives in Salt Lake City for the NHL Utah event

The former Arizona Coyotes players and staff arrive in Utah as they are introduced in Salt lake City in an event at the Delta Center.

27 days ago

Goaltender Connor Ingram...

Associated Press

Utah’s NHL team may use placeholder name for 1st season after move from Arizona

The NHL team moving from Arizona to Salt Lake City will be known as Utah, at least initially, until a long-term name is determined.

1 month ago

Tucson Roadrunners...

Alex Weiner

Mullett Arena? Stay in Tucson? Plan for the Coyotes’ AHL affiliate Roadrunners remains unclear

The path forward for the Tucson Roadrunners, the AHL affiliate of the Arizona Coyotes, remains unclear under owner Alex Meruelo.

1 month ago

Arizona Coyotes sign F Barrett Hayton to 2-year contract