Coyotes re-sign Chipchura to 1-year deal

After career-best season, forward Kyle Chipchura returns to Coyotes on one-year contract.

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- The Coyotes re-signed restricted-free-agent forward Kyle Chipchura to a one-year contract on Friday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Chipchura played 53 games for the Coyotes last season, setting career highs with three goals and 13 assists. He also played 15 playoff games as the Coyotes made an improbable run to the Western Conference finals, totaling a goal and three assists.

"We are very pleased to re-sign Kyle," said general manager Don Maloney. "Kyle is a hard-working, versatile forward who brings toughness and grit to our lineup. We are happy to have him back."

The 26-year-old Chipchura has played five seasons in the NHL with Montreal, Anaheim and Phoenix, compiling 13 goals and 31 assists in 216 games.

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