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Dineen Signs Entry-Level Contract

General manager John Chayka announced today that the Coyotes have signed defenseman Cam Dineen to an entry-level contract.

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Cam Dineen, 2016 Draft pick of Arizona Coyotes, signed his entry-level contract today.
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Now that the draft lottery dust has settled, the Coyotes are already making off-season moves with the signing of Cam Dineen to his entry-level contract. Dineen was selected 68th overall in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft by GM John Chayka.

According to the release:

This season, the 18-year-old Dineen played in 29 games with the North Bay Battalion (OHL) and registered 6-8-14 with eight penalty minutes (PIM). The native of Toms River, New Jersey collected 13-46-59 and 18 PIM in 68 games last season with North Bay, which were the second-most points by an OHL defensemen. The 5-foot-11, 184-pound Dineen was named to the OHL's first all-rookie team and finished tied for second in voting for OHL rookie of the year in 2015-16.

While playing with North Bay, Dineen spent some time as the defensive partner to another Coyotes prospect, Kyle Wood, but the two can’t be reunited in the AHL until after Dineen turns 20 in June of 2018.

When he was drafted, Coyotes Director of Amateur Scouting Tim Bernhardt said, "We really like his hockey sense and calmness out there, and his ability to move the puck up from the back end."

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