GLENDALE AZ - OCTOBER 21: Keith Yandle #3 of the Phoenix Coyotes skates with the puck during the NHL game against the Los Angeles Kings at Jobing.com Arena on October 21 2010 in Glendale Arizona. The Coyotes defeated the Kings 4-2. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Keith Yandle

Keith Yandle Signs Deal With Phoenix Coyotes For 5 Years, $26.25 Million

Keith Yandle and the Phoenix Coyotes have agreed to a five-year contract that will pay Yandle a total of $26.25 million.

  • Live
1 Total Update since July 5, 2011
  • Updates 1
  • All Updates 1

Keith Yandle Signs With Phoenix Coyotes, Deal For 5 Years, $26.25 Million

Last season, Keith Yandle scored the third most points of any defenseman in the NHL, registering 11 goals and 48 assists. The Phoenix Coyotes are going to reward him for it.

Yandle and the Yotes have agreed to a five-year contract that will pay Yandle a total of $26.25 million. Phoenix General manager Don Maloney confirmed the deal.

Yandle has spent his entire NHL career with the Coyotes after being picked in the fourth round in 2005. In 283 career NHL games, Yandle has 32 goals and 144 points.

Phoenix fans consider Yandle to be "arguably the best U.S. born defensemen in the NHL right now." Many even feel that he would be captain of the team if not for Shane Doan being ahead of him. With Tandle signed, Coyote fans can breathe easy knowing Yandle will be leading power play charges for them instead of someone else.

For more on what Yandle's signing means to the Phoenix Coyotes, check out Five For Howling.

Continue
X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.