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Coyotes Bolster Roster, Sign Alex Kerfoot to 2-Yr Deal

Arizona Coyotes add depth with signing of forward Alex Kerfoot to a two-year deal worth $3.5M per season

The Arizona Coyotes have bolstered their roster with the signing of forward Alex Kerfoot to a two-year contract worth $3.5 million per season. Known for his defensive prowess and playmaking ability, Kerfoot will provide valuable depth to the Coyotes’ lineup. He leaves the Toronto Maple Leafs after four seasons with the team.

During the previous season, the 28-year-old center recorded 32 points in 82 games, a slight decline from his career-best performance of 51 points in the 2021-22 season. Despite the dip in production, Kerfoot’s versatility allows him to slot into various positions within the Coyotes’ middle six, offering flexibility and stability to the team.

Kerfoot’s new deal with the Coyotes maintains his previous salary, as he successfully avoids any pay decrease. This signing comes at a time when the Arizona organization has demonstrated a willingness to invest in their roster, with recent acquisitions such as forward Jason Zucker and defenseman Sean Durzi.

Although there were reports of the Toronto Maple Leafs expressing interest in bringing Kerfoot back, the center ultimately chose to move on and join the Coyotes. His addition strengthens an already active offseason for Arizona, solidifying their lineup with key signings across different positions.

In addition to Kerfoot, the Coyotes have also secured other key players, including Zucker on a one-year, $5.3 million deal, and goaltender Matt Villalta and forward Travis Barron on one-year, two-way contracts.

With their recent signings, the Coyotes are positioning themselves for a successful 2023-24 season as they strive to make significant progress on the ice.

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