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Mike Ribeiro had every intention of returning to Washington after one point-a-game season with the Capitals.
When it became clear the Capitals could no longer afford him, the highly-skilled center had one place in mind: Phoenix, where he could reunite with former coach Dave Tippett.
''I wanted to be coached by someone I knew and someone I had a good relationship with,'' Ribeiro said. ''I've always had good coaches, but to have someone I could talk to and comfortable with, that was important to me.''
The Coyotes have been searching for a top-line center seemingly since they moved to the desert in 1996 and had been hampered by the lack of an owner the past four years.
Its ownership situation close to being resolved, Phoenix finally had the financial flexibility to lure big-name players to the desert. During free agency, the Coyotes landed one of the biggest by signing Ribeiro to a four-year, $22 million deal.
A fast center who has great skill w...
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The Phoenix Coyotes have signed first-round pick Max Domi to a three-year, entry-level contract.
The deal with Domi, the No. 12 pick in this year's draft, was announced on Sunday. The Toronto-born forward had 39 goals and 87 points in 64 games last season for London of the OHL.
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GLENDALE, ARIZONA – Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have signed forward Max Domi to a three-year, entry-level contract. As per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
"We are very pleased to sign Max to an entry-level contract," said Maloney. "Max is a very talented young player with a bright future. He...