Arizona Coyotes Interim General Manager Steve Sullivan announced today that the Coyotes have signed forward Blake Speers to a one-year, two-way contract.

The 23-year-old Speers recorded 4 goals 5 assists totalling 9 points with 20 penalty minutes (PIM) in 32 games with the Tucson Roadrunners (AHL) this season.

Speers was acquired by the Coyotes with forward Taylor Hall from the Devils in exchange for Arizona’s 2020 first round draft choice (conditional), Arizona’s 2021 third round draft choice (conditional), forwards Nick Merkley and Nate Schnarr and defenseman Kevin Bahl.

He was originally drafted by New Jersey in the third round (67th overall) in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.