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Saturday's Coyotes Tracks - return of the mega-contracts

After a relatively reasonable free agent signing period last year, the massive contracts were back this year. Breakdowns of all the major signings yesterday in today's edition of the Tracks.

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Coyotes News

Free Agent 2016: Coyotes Sign Jamie McGinn - Five For Howling
The Arizona Coyotes have signed 27 year old left wing Jamie McGinn to a three year, 10 Million dollar deal. This is the first signing for the Coyotes during free agency.

Justin Peters Signs New Deal With Arizona Coyotes - TSS
Former Washington Capitals backup goaltender Justin Peters found himself relegated to the American Hockey League last season, and will likely be there this season too.

Arizona Coyotes sign McGinn, seven other free agents -
The Coyotes weren't among the teams that made a splash when the NHL free-agency period opened at 9 a.m. Arizona time Friday but they also didn't stay idle, signing winger Jamie McGinn to a three-year, $10 million contract.

Arizona Coyotes sign Garret Ross to one-year, two-way deal - Five For Howling
The Coyotes bring in a depth forward with some pretty heavy baggage.

Aaron Titcomb Joins Arizona Coyotes Development Camp | The Mack Report
Merrimack rising junior defenseman Aaron Titcomb will be at development camp with the Arizona Coyotes next week (July 4-8) at Gila River Arena in Glendale.

NHL Free Agent Frenzy

Andrew Ladd signs with New York Islanders on 7-year free agent contract with $5.5 AAV - Lighthouse Hockey
Former Blackhawks and Jets winger Andrew Ladd has signed a reported seven-year deal with the New York Islanders

David Perron Returns To Blues On Two-Year Deal - St. Louis Game Time
Chances are good that he'll get more playing time than Magnus Paajarvi.

Troy Brouwer Signs With Calgary Flames - St. Louis Game Time
Brouwer was already building a house there.

Canucks Sign Loui Eriksson To Six Year Deal - Nucks Misconduct
As free agency opens, Vancouver wastes little time in locking down some scoring help on the wing.

NHL Free Agency: Buffalo Sabres sign Kyle Okposo to seven-year deal - Die By The Blade
They missed out on Stamkos, but the Sabres have landed the next biggest fish in free agency by signing Kyle Okposo.

Wild Sign Eric Staal for 3 years, $3.5M AAV - Hockey Wilderness
The Wild have addressed their biggest need by adding a center.

Brian Campbell is clearly excited to be back with the Chicago Blackhawks - Second City Hockey
The feeling is mutual!

James Reimer signs with the Florida Panthers - Fear The Fin
James Reimer will not rejoin the San Jose Sharks in the 2016-17 season. The netminder signed a five-year contract with the Florida Panthers worth $3.4 million a year.

Flyers sign Boyd Gordon and we’re certainly hoping it’s an AHL move - Broad Street Hockey
Gordon shouldn’t be an NHL player, but he also hasn’t played in the AHL in 10 years.

Thomas Vanek Signs With Detroit - Winging It In Motown
The Red Wings continued to make moves today. After re-signing Darren Helm and Alexey Marchenko, the Red Wings went out and obtained Frans Nielsen as an unrestricted free agent.

San Jose Sharks sign Mikkel Boedker to four-year deal - Fear The Fin
I guess the Sharks weren’t done. San Jose signed forward Mikkel Boedker to a four-year, $16 million contract which just about fills all the skater holes the Sharks had entering the offseason.

Who Will be the Next Hurricanes Captain? - Canes Country
With Eric Staal gone and a new era emerging, who will the Carolina Hurricanes name as their next captain?

The Final Howl

Paul Bissonnette's quest to get signed by the Pittsburgh Penguins - PensBurgh