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Coyotes announce signings of Timmins, Imama

The Coyotes have signed two recent acquisitions.

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The Arizona Coyotes signings continue, with the Coyotes announcing two more signings. Defenseman Conor Timmins and forward Bokondji Imama were both signed to deals.

The Coyotes first acquired Timmins and the Colorado Avalanche’s 2022 first-round pick and a conditional 2024 third-round pick in exchange for goaltender Darcy Kuemper.

The 22-year-old, 6’2” 185-pound defenseman was originally drafted 32nd overall by the Avalanche in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. During the 2019-20 season, he made his professional debut, playing 40 games with the Colorado Eagles in the AHL and 2 games with the Avalanche in the NHL.

It didn’t take long for Timmins to get more NHL action. This past season he played 31 games with the Avalanche during the regular season and 10 games during the playoffs. He was held pointless in the post-season and had seven assists during the regular season.

Bokondji Imama is a 25-year-old forward drafted 180th overall by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. In July, the Coyotes acquired him along with Cole Hults from the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for Brayden Burke and Tyler Steenbergen.

The 6’1” Montréal-native has spent most of his professional career in the AHL. He has spent the past four seasons with the Ontario Reign, except for a 13-game stint with the Manchester Monarchs in the ECHL, and in 153 games, he registered 16 goals and 19 assists.

The Reign valued Imama’s additions and leadership, and last season he wore an “A” for the first time in his professional career, having worn one for his final two years with the Saint John Sea Dogs in the QMJHL. He also was apparently had the Tucson Roadrunners’ number last season, and even if he doesn’t make the NHL, his addition should serve the Roadrunners well.

Edit: The original version of this article stated that both players were signed to one-year, two-way deals. Conor Timmins signed a two-year deal.