Arizona Coyotes Sign Former 2nd-Round Pick Forward

The Arizona Coyotes have made an official announcement regarding the signing of left wing Zach Sanford to a one-year, two-way contract.

Sanford, standing at an imposing six-foot-four and weighing 206 pounds, brings NHL experience from 305 games across multiple teams, including the Washington Capitals, St. Louis Blues, Ottawa Senators, Winnipeg Jets, and Nashville Predators.

Last season, the 28-year-old Salem, Massachusetts native tallied two goals and an assist in 16 games with the Predators, while also notching a decent 28 points in 45 games with the Milwaukee Admirals, Nashville's AHL affiliate.

The terms of Sanford's contract with the Coyotes have been revealed, with a cap hit of $800,000 in the NHL and $150,000 in the AHL.

His imposing physical stature and on-ice experience make him a solid addition to the Coyotes roster. Having accumulated a total of 49 goals and 49 assists throughout his NHL career, Sanford's versatility and potential scoring ability will undoubtedly be assets for the team as they look to compete in the upcoming season.

It's worth noting that the signing of Sanford reunites him with Coyotes General Manager Bill Armstrong, who was part of the management team during the St. Louis Blues' Stanley Cup-winning season in 2018-19, where Sanford had personal bests of 16 goals and 14 assists.

With his well-rounded skills and a fresh start in Arizona, Sanford is looking to make a significant impact and contribute both in the NHL and the AHL. Photo Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports