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The Coyotes took a first step toward filling the offensive void lost through Ray Whitney's departure by signing veteran forward Steve Sullivan to a one-year contract.
Sullivan, 37, had 17 goals, 31 assists and 20 penalty minutes last season in 79 games with Pittsburgh. He ranked sixth on the Penguins in scoring.
Steve is an intelligent player who adds skill to our lineup and will help improve our power play," Coyotes general manager Don Maloney said. "He is a great addition to our roster.
Whitney, a second-team All-NHL wing in 2011-12 and the Coyotes' leading scorer, left via free agency for a two-year contract with the Dallas Stars. The Coyotes also lost free-agent forward Taylor Pyatt, who signed a two-year deal with the New York Rangers.
Sullivan, 5-feet-9 and 161 pounds, is a 15-year NHL veteran with Pittsburgh, Nashville, Chicago, Toronto and New Jersey. He's scored 20 or more goals eight times in his career and set career highs in goals (34) and points (75) with Chicago in 2000-01. He spent six seasons in Nashville before joining Pittsburgh.
In 2009, he was awarded the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy for his perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to hockey.
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The Phoenix Coyotes have signed Steve Sullivan to a one-year contract.
The 37-year-old forward played in 79 games for the Pittsburgh Penguins last season. He ranked sixth on the team in scoring with 17 goals and 31 assists and 20 penalty minutes. He scored two goals and had four assists in six playoff games.
Sullivan played six seasons with the Nashville Predators before going...
Steve Sullivan is no longer a Pittsburgh Penguin. Via TSN:
The Phoenix Coyotes signed free agent winger Steve Sullivan to a one-year, $1.85 million contract with bonuses on Wednesday. The 37-year-old veteran is coming off a strong season with the Pittsburgh Penguins, having tallied 17 goals and 48 points in 79 games.
This was generally expected for the last little...
Via Dave Molinari on Twitter:
Pittsburgh is OFFICIALLY OUT on Zach Parise. He will not be joining the Penguins.
— Dave Molinari (@MolinariPG) July 4, 2012
If this is true, it will be interesting to see what happens next. The Penguins aren't in a situation where they need to panic and immediately trade for someone now and the free agency market is pretty...
BREAK THE WALLS DOWN
It took workers nine months to make the Civic Arena, the Pittsburgh Penguins’ former home affectionately nicknamed “The Igloo,” go from this…
…to this, a big pile of dirt and rubble and emptiness.
Now, no one would be expected to sit through nine months worth of video or photos of each stage of demolition, because really, who has the time or want to undertake such...
via Pierre LeBrun tweets, Steve Sullivan has agreed to a one-year deal with the Phoenix Coyotes
Sullivan deal is worth $1.85 million plus bonuses..
The Pittsburgh Penguins are playing a big role in the Zach Parise Watch. With what is believed to be a 12-year, $96 million offer, the Penguins are attempting to make Parise the richest free agent in the history of Pittsburgh sports. He is fielding offers from the Penguins, New Jersey Devils, Minnesota Wild and Chicago Blackhawks. His choice is simple. Parise can go home to Minnesota...
By the third day of the Parise hostage situation it was becoming clear that the Penguins weren't going to land Zach Parise.
Any disappoint out there is really misplaced arrogance not believing that any player wouldn't want to play in Pittsburgh.
There are two players that deserve 13 year contracts.
One, Sidney Crosby, got his Sunday.
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By John Gilbert (@jgilbertmedia)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is a fantastic city for sports. Whether you are catching a Steelers game at Heinz Field, a Pirates game at PNC Park or a Penguins game at CONSOL Energy Center, the atmosphere is somewhat magical. I had the pleasure of attending a game at Mellon Arena prior to the final Penguins...
If there was one surprise trend among this year’s free-agent dealings, it was the complete confidence with which hockey’s general managers threw money and term at the game’s quadragenarians. There was Ray Whitney, who, four decades into existence, signed a two-year deal that will pay him .5 million each year with the Dallas Stars. He [...]
Before you even finished your first hot dog yesterday (unless your name is Joey Chestnut), the Penguins lost out on their two best options for Sidney Crosby’s left wing. Steve Sullivan got tired of waiting so he signed with Phoenix for a nice raise. Then Zach Parise and Ryan Suter LeBroned and D-Waded it and signed in Minnesota for the next 13 years for the exact same price...
Ray Whitney is an NHL vagabond. Five of the seven teams he has played for in his 20-year NHL career -- San Jose, Florida, Columbus, Carolina and San Jose -- weren't in the league when he was a stick boy as a teenager in the Edmonton Oilers dressing room. So despite two great seasons on the ice in Phoenix and a 77-point, second-team All-Star year in which he reached both 1,000...