As reported by TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger, Kyle Turris has re-signed with the Phoenix Coyotes, 9 days before the deadline for RFA’s to sign with their respective clubs. If Turris had not reached an agreement with the Coyotes, or even signed an offer sheet before December 1st for that matter, he would not have been eligible to play in the NHL for the rest of the season.
Kyle Turris was drafted 3rd overall in the 2007 NHL entry-draft but has never been able to live up to the high expectations totaling only 46 points (19 goals, 27 assists) in 131 career NHL games. In mid-October, Turris’ agent, Kurt Overhardt publicly announced, and requested that Kyle Turris wanted out of Phoenix. GM Don Maloney made it clear that he would not trade Turris and said that the only way for Turris to play in the NHL this year was if he signed with the organization.
The contract Turris signed was an offer from awhile back. Turris was receiving some offer sheet interest this past weekend, but nothing materialized. Turris’ deal is a 2 year deal worth $2.8M ($1.4M cap hit). In the first year of the deal, he will make $1.2M followed by $1.6M in the second year. Being traded is still a prime option for Turris, but as it looks for right now, he will remain a Coyote.
You decide: Was it right for Turris to wait this long before signing?
Should Don Maloney give Turris his wish and trade him?
How many points do you think Turris will put up this season?
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