Free agency continues, and the Arizona Coyotes are continuing to re-sign players. Today, they announced the signings of three players, defensemen Dysin Mayo and Cam Dineen, and forward Blake Speers.
Dineen signed a one-year, two-way deal. The 23rd-year-old defenseman was drafted 68th overall in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft and has spent most of his professional career with the Coyotes’ AHL affiliate, the Tucson Roadrunners.
In 136 career games with the Roadrunners, Dineen had 11 goals and 25 assists. Dineen has yet to make his NHL debut, but with all the changes at the blue line, he may get a chance this season out of training camp or as a call-up.
Dysin Mayo is another player who has spent the majority of his professional career with the Roadrunners. The 24-year-old Victoria, BC native was another Coyotes draftee and was selected 133rd overall in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft by the then-Phoenix Coyotes. He also signed a one-year, two-way deal with the Desert Dogs.
Mayo’s time in the AHL predates the Coyotes purchasing their AHL affiliate and moving them to Tucson. After finishing his WHL career with the Edmonton Oil Kings, he played five games for the Springfield Falcons.
May has played 256 AHL games between the Falcons and Roadrunners and has 13 goals and 29 assists. He is another player who could be an injury call-up, although there is still a chance he makes the team out of training camp.
Blake Speers is the only one of the three players not drafted by the Arizona Coyotes. The Sault Ste Marie, ON native was drafted 67th overall in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft by the New Jersey Devils, and the Arizona Coyotes acquired him as part of the Taylor Hall trade.
Speer’s AHL time was limited last season, playing in only four games. In 151 AHL games, he has 19 goals and 18 assists. He also signed a one-year, two-way deal with the organization.