After filing for arbitration earlier this month, Jordan Martinook and the Arizona Coyotes have agreed to a two-year, $3.6 million extension this morning, as per Craig Morgan.
Coyotes RFA F Jordan Martinook (ARI) has settled his arbitration case.— Craig Morgan (@craigsmorgan) July 22, 2017
Martinook is coming off a two-year, $1.225 million deal that saw him set career highs in both goals (11) and points (25) last season. In 166 total NHL games, Martinook had 20 goals and 30 assists, including a power play goal and 2 short-handed goals.
Originally selected in the second round of the 2012 Entry Draft at 58th overall, Martinook has turned into a solid bottom six contributor for the Desert Dogs. Last season saw Martinook get some top six time and he looked good in stretches, however, that seems to be more out of necessity created by injuries as opposed to the long-term plan for the center.
With this deal, the Coyotes have Martinook for cheap for the next two years. If Martinook continues to improve, he will likely see a pay raise as he moves closer to unrestricted free agency, but until then, he remains one of the hardest working Coyotes players on the team.