Coyotes sign Tobias Rieder to 2-year deal
The final piece of the Coyotes roster puzzle fell into place Tuesday as the Coyotes announced the signing of restricted free agent forward Tobias Rieder to a two-year contract.
The 23-year-old Rieder registered 14 goals and 23 assists for the Coyotes last season. He was one of two Coyotes to play in all 82 games, and has played in 154 consecutive games dating back to 2014.
Rieder reportedly will be paid $2 million in 2016-17 and $2.45 million in 2017-18.
"We are very pleased to sign Tobi to a multi-year contract," general manager John Chayka said. "Tobi is a reliable, two-way forward who competes extremely hard. He had a great World Cup and we are excited to have him back."
Rieder represented Team Europe at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey and helped lead his team to the final against Team Canada. In six games, he collected one assist.
Rieder was originally drafted in the fourth round by the Edmonton Oilers in the 2011 Entry Draft. The Coyotes acquired Rieder from the Oilers in March 2013 in exchange for Kale Kessy.