Coyotes sign four players to one-year contracts

Travis Boyd is the newest skater to join the revamped Coyotes


Sarah Hall

Travis Boyd and Blake Speers are among the quartet of Coyotes skaters signed to new deals this week.

James Mackey, Reporter

Arizona Coyotes General Manager Bill Armstrong announced in a press release on Tuesday that the team has signed center Travis Boyd to a one-year contract.

The 27-year-old “is a versatile, two-way center who can fill a lot of different roles” for the Coyotes, as Armstrong stated in the release.

Boyd, who was drafted by the Washington Capitals 177th overall in 2011, played his first career NHL game with the club in 2017-18, winning the Stanley Cup that season. He suited up for the Toronto Maple Leafs before being waived and signing with the Vancouver Canucks last season. Boyd totaled five goals and five assists across 39 games with the Canucks and Maple Leafs in 2021. The center has recorded 13 goals and 28 assists for 41 points in 124 games. 

On Monday, the Coyotes announced three other signings — all players 24 or younger.

First, the team agreed to a new one-year pact with defenseman Cam Dineen — a third-round pick from the 2016 NHL Draft. Dineen recorded three goals and seven assists with the Tucson Roadrunners this past season and has played 136 career games with the Coyotes’ American Hockey League affiliate.

Another Coyotes draft pick, Dysin Mayo, also signed a fresh one-year contract on Monday. The 24-year-old was a fifth-round pick of the franchise back in 2014 and also spent last season in Tucson, where he scored one goal and registered three assists across 35 games.

Finally, forward Blake Speers inked a one-year contract of his own Monday. A former New Jersey Devils draft pick, the 24-year-old played in four games for the Roadrunners last year. For his career, Speers has scored 19 goals, recorded 37 points, and totaled 76 penalty minutes in 151 AHL appearances.