Kyle Turris ended his holdout with the Phoenix Coyotes today by signing a two-year, $2.8 million deal, according to NHL.com.
"Kyle is a top young player who will make us a better team," Coyotes general manager Don Maloney said. "We look forward to having him in our lineup."
Turris, a 22-year-old forward, was hoping to force a trade from the Coyotes by threatening not to play at all this season. Maloney would not agree to trading Turris, however, insisting that he would either play for Phoenix or hold true to his threat and sit out the year. In the end, the two sides agreed to a contract before the Dec. 1 eligibility deadline.
"I am happy to sign with Phoenix and start playing," Turris said in a statement. "It's been a long process, but now I am focused on playing and helping the team win." Turris had 11 goals and 14 assists for 25 points in 65 games for Phoenix last season.