With everyone busy (everyone=me) this July 4th weekend, I neglected to post on some of the recent Coyotes signings from late Friday and Saturday so HERE! YOU! GO!
Friday the Coyotes signed oft traded/waived/pickedup center Andrew Ebbett. Ebbett played for the Anaheim Ducks, Chicago Blackhawks and Minnesota Wild over the course of the season. He didn't have that great of a year as he ended up 9-6-15 in 61 games with the 3 teams.
He's been up and down between the NHL and AHL with the different teams he's been on and is a bit undersized, but he's a decent option on the 3rd or 4th lines if Kyle Turris can't step up this year.
The Coyotes also signed several guys to fill roster spots in the AHL. 3 of whom were previously with the Dallas Stars organization and Dave Tippett knows well. Right wing Mathieu Beaudoin, defenseman Garrett Stafford and goaltender Matt Climie are all likely AHL level talent and won't see any time in Phoenix barring some act of god or half the team being food-poisoned. Defensemen Nolan Yonkman was brought over from the Milwaukee Admirals where he was captain of the team. He's played in a hand full of NHL games, but that was a few years back. He too looks to be a career minor league guy.