April 29, 2012; Glendale, AZ, USA; Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) makes a save on Phoenix Coyotes center Daymond Langkow (22) as right wing Brandon Yip (18) watches during the first period in game two of the 2012 Western Conference semifinals at Jobing.com Arena. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

Arizona Coyotes Free Agency continues

Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have signed forward Brandon Yip to a one-year, two-way contract. As per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Last season, the 6-foot-1, 200-pound Yip recorded 3-5-8 and 26 penalty minutes (PIM) in 34 games with the Nashville Predators.

In parts of four NHL seasons with Nashville and the Colorado Avalanche, the 28-year-old native of Vancouver, British Columbia has played in 172 regular season games, recording 29-27-56 and 130 PIM. He has also appeared in 16 Stanley Cup playoff games, totaling 3-3-6 and 12 PIM.  Yip was originally drafted by the Avalanche in the eighth round (239th overall) in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.

This should give Arizona more punch and it is another fine addition. Showing the Coyotes feel committed to the momentum caused by ownership. Don Maloney is considered one of the best at his position in the NHL. Him and Tippett together should spell post season success.

With the recent signings you can expect more of the unexpected from Arizona. As far as ownership they are waiting on the referendum time period to expire and once that bullet is dodged the deal with RSE and the NHL should be complete.

Brandon should fit great in Tippett’s system and his number will improve in a offense hungry offense.

If you want to help with pushing the deal home contact Glendale First and Bea Wyatt. They have done a phenomenal job throughout the entire ownership saga.    email:   [email protected]

For now cross the paws and don’t forget to HOWL!!

Ahwwooooooo ooooooo Coyotes in Glendale!


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