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Coyotes sign Cam Crotty to ELC

The Coyotes signed their third-round pick from the 2017 NHL Draft.

COLLEGE HOCKEY: FEB 10 Beanpot Tournament - Championship Game - Northeastern v Boston University Photo by Mark Box/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Today it was announced that the Arizona Coyotes have signed defenseman Cam Crotty to a three-year, entry-level contract. With the NHL season on hold, the Coyotes have been making a few of these smaller signings with the time.

The Coyotes drafted the 6’3” Greely, Ontario native in the third round of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft 82nd overall. Since being drafted he has been playing for Boston University and was named an alternate captain for the first time this past season.

Crotty is a more defensive defenseman, in his three seasons in the NCAA he has 10 total goals and 27 assists. He has been making a name for himself as a good two-way player and a leader with BU.

With Crotty, the Coyotes have continued to secure up their defensive prospects. Kevin Bahl was probably the biggest internal competitor, and with him being sent to New Jersey as part of the Taylor Hall trade there is a better chance we will be seeing Crotty suit up for the Desert Dogs.