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Free Agency 2017: Arizona Coyotes Sign Nick Cousins

The former Philadelphia Flyer forward agrees to a 2 year, $2 million contract.

2017 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series - Philadelphia Flyers v Pittsburgh Penguins Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images

Per Elliotte Friedman, the Arizona Coyotes have inked forward Nick Cousins to a 2 year, $2 million deal.

Cousins was acquired by the Coyotes before the Las Vegas Expansion Draft in a trade with the Philadelphia Flyers along with prospect Merrick Madsen, in exchange for Brendan Warren and a fifth round pick in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft.

Cousins was initially drafted by the Flyers and has spent some time going back and forth between the NHL and the AHL teams. In a total of 107 games over the past three years with the Flyers, Cousins has a total of 12 goals and 15 assists.

The Arizona Coyotes probably aren’t going to get much offense from Cousins over the next two years. He is firmly a 4th line center who could see some time on the wing. At $1 million per year, he isn’t going to break the bank for the Desert Dogs and could be fairly easy to flip if things don’t work out.