The Arizona Coyotes organization has today announced that a new contract extension has been agreed with forward Michael Chaput.
28-year-old Chaput has put pen to paper on a new one-year, two-way extension that will keep him within the Coyotes organization until 2021, with the Canadian originally set to become an unrestricted free agent after the 2019/20 season.
Officially, as per team policy, terms of the deal were not revealed, though it is likely to be in the region of the $675,000 deal he is currently on.
Originally acquired in a one-for-one trade with the Montreal Canadiens in a deal that saw Jordan Weal head in the opposite direction, on deadline day in 2019, Chaput has played almost exclusively with the Tucson Roadrunners since arriving.
In 63 regular-season games with the Coyotes’ AHL affiliates, the third round (89th overall) selection of the Philadelphia Flyers’ 2010 NHL Draft class has scored 22 goals and a total of 45 points.
This season he has served as the team captain of the Roadrunners, ranking eighth on the team in total points with 29 (16 goals, 13 assists).
He also featured in an additional two games for the Arizona Coyotes, both of which were losses to the Vancouver Canucks and Edmonton Oilers respectively back in December, but was unable to produce any points.
Despite the ongoing uncertainty over the future of the 2019/20 season, the Arizona Coyotes have been working diligently to start locking up players beyond this season, though have largely focused on some minor level deals so far.
Deals for NCAA free agent Nate Sucese and OHL overager Ryan McGregor preceded Chaput’s, so there may be more of these deals yet to come over the next few weeks, with General Manager and president of hockey operations John Chayka being proactive during this unprecedented time.