Coyotes sign C Perreault to one-year contract

Oct 29, 2006 - 10:51 PM GLENDALE, Arizona - Desperate to add some punch to their struggling offense, the Phoenix Coyotes on Sunday signed center Yanic Perreault to a one-year contract.

Financial terms were not disclosed, but Canadian web site is reporting that Perreault will receive $700,000.

A 12-year veteran, the 35-year-old Perreault has scored 217 goals in 740 career games. He has scored 20 goals or more in six seasons, including last year when he had 22 goals and 35 assists in 69 games with Nashville. The assists and 57 points were both career highs.

The Coyotes are 3-9 through their first 12 games and have the fewest points in the Western Conference. They have scored just 28 goals and are coming off a 7-3 loss to the New York Rangers on Saturday.

Perreault will help the Coyotes replace Steven Reinprecht, who went on injured reserve on October 15 with a broken collarbone. Reinprecht is expected to miss eight weeks.

A third-round pick in 1991, Perreault has played with Toronto, Los Angeles, Montreal and Nashville.

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