NHL News: Utah Makes First Signing, Give Noel Nordh 3-Year Deal

The Utah _____ have made their first ever transaction as the hockey club has signed prospect Noel Nordh to a three-year entry-level contract.

The 19-year-old Nordh is a forward prospect who was originally selected by the Arizona Coyotes in the third-round of the NHL Draft, 72nd overall. He's a 6-foot-2 left winger and last season spent most of the year playing in the second-tier Swedish league for the Brynas IF. Nordh registered six goals and 15 points in 50 games.

Nordh's new deal goes into place for the 2024-25 season and expect to see him start next season in the American Hockey League. If things don't work out in the AHL, Nordh and Utah will likely work out a case where he's loaned back to a Swedish league.

Nordh becomes the first Coyotes draft product to sign in Utah as all of their prospects have moved over with the franchise as well, of course, their NHL roster. The Coyotes traded for the third-round draft selection from the Washington Capitals in exchange for forward Johan Larsson.

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