Arizona Coyotes Sign Free-Agent Center to One-Year Deal

The Arizona Coyotes have made it official as they have signed towering center Frederik Gauthier to a one-year deal worth $700,000. The center is expected to battle for the fourth line center position and will likely be in and out of the lineup for the 'Yotes this season.

Last season in Toronto, the 6'5 235 pound center recorded 12 points in 61 games and was beloved by fans and his teammates. Gauthier has spent his entire career as a Maple Leaf, appearing in 168 games and tallying 31 points. In eight playoff games he has zero points.

Gauthier was originally drafted by Toronto in the first round (21st overall) in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.

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