The Arizona Coyotes have signed pending restricted free agent Christian Fischer to a two-year, one-way deal.
Fischer was the last major restricted free agent that the Coyotes had left to sign. Craig Morgan was the first to report the deal.
Two years (one-way) with an AAV of $1M, per league source. https://t.co/ILDDtQ9ubu— Craig Morgan (@CraigSMorgan) October 19, 2020
Fischer was drafted by the Coyotes in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft 32nd overall. He spent most of the 2016-17 season with the Tucson Roadrunners, playing in only seven games with the Coyotes. His time with the Coyotes was short, but he scored three goals the seven games, and he looked like he would be a steady part of the Coyotes’ offense.
The Coyotes would have Fischer the entire 2017-18 season, where he played a career-high 79 games. He showed a bit of offensive flair and finished the season 15-18-33.
Fischer’s offense has been going down since the 2017-18 season. He had eleven goals and seven assists in 2018-19, and this past year he had six goals and three assists. This past season also saw Fischer as a healthy scratch, and he was limited to just 56 games.
The fact that the deal is for two years suggests that he is still in the Coyote’s plans. Fischer will hopefully look at the past season and use that as motivation for the upcoming season. He has a team-friendly deal, and if can bounce back he could be a steal for the Coyotes for the next two season.