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[Signing] Tobias Rieder re-signs with the Yotes , 2 Years , [ $ 2,225 Mio AAV]

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man...this was really a hard piece of work for both sides. finally he stays in the NHL ...thats important.  good luck tobi 









The months-long contract dispute between the Coyotes and winger Tobias Rieder was finally resolved Monday night as Rieder agreed to a two-year, $4.45 million contract, his agent, Darren Ferris, said.

"Toby is extremely happy to get this done and looks forward to joining his teammates in Arizona," Ferris said in a text message.

Rieder will earn $2 million in the first year of the deal and $2.45 million in the second, making the average annual value of the contract $2.225 million.


It's possible the 23-year-old rejoins the team in the next few days; without a contract in place, Rieder had yet to report to training camp. He is currently in Toronto where he remained after the World Cup of Hockey to train with skills coach Jari Byrski. Rieder represented Team Europe in the preseason tournament, advancing to the final where Team Europe lost in two games to Canada. In six games, Rieder tallied an assist.

Negotiations on a new deal date back to February and included long-term offers from the Coyotes, but the two sides were unable to agree on terms with Ferris mentioning the Kontinental Hockey League as an option. Recently, Ferris said he offered the Coyotes a two-year, $5 million contract that the team was unwilling to accept. General Manager John Chayka declined to discuss negotiation specifics.

Had Rieder not signed by Dec. 1 he would have been ineligible to play the remainder of the NHL season.




Now, he's set to join a competitive camp in which many youngsters are vying for roster spots. Centers Dylan Strome, Christian Dvorak and Laurent Dauphin are still under evaluation along with wingers Lawson Crouse and Christian Fischer. The Coyotes have two preseason games remaining; after edging the Canucks 4-2 Monday, they continue their Western Canada road trip Wednesday in Calgary against the Flames before finishing up their exhibition schedule at home Friday against the Sharks.

Rieder was in a similar position jostling for a job with the Coyotes as recent as two seasons ago and ever since he was called up from the minors in November 2014, he's been a mainstay with the team.

He finished with 13 goals and 21 points in his first NHL season and as a sophomore in 2015-16, Rieder had a solid encore in which he set career-highs in goals (14), assists (23) and points (37) as mostly a fixture in the top-six forward group.

Drafted in the fourth round, 114th overall, in 2011 by Edmonton, Rieder was acquired in a trade with the Oilers in 2013 for winger Kale Kessy. He’s coming off a three-year, entry-level contract reportedly worth $2.775 million.



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