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GLENDALE, ARIZONA - Arizona Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have signed 2014 first round draft choice Brendan Perlini to a three-year entry-level contract. As per club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.

"We are very pleased to sign Brendan to an entry-level contract," said Maloney. "Brendan is a strong skater with great size and skill. He had an impressive prospect development camp and we look forward to watching his development."

The 6-foot-2, 205-pound Perlini registered 34-37-71 in 58 games with Niagara (OHL) in 2013-14. He led the IceDogs in goals and finished second on the team in scoring. He was also named the most sportsmanlike player on the IceDogs last season.

The 18-year-old native of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., recorded 3-1-4 in seven games and won a bronze medal with Team Canada at the 2014 U-18 World Championship.

Perlini was selected by the Coyotes in the first round (12th overall) of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.

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