The Arizona Coyotes have signed another one of their restricted free agents, inking Hudson Fasching to a two-year, two-way contract according to CapFriendly. The deal will come with a $738K average annual value in the NHL.
Fasching, 23, was traded to the Coyotes in 2018 after failing to crack the Buffalo Sabres lineup on a consistent basis, but spent the entire 2018-19 season in the minor leagues anyway. The former University of Minnesota star had 33 points in 64 games for the Tucson Roadrunners, actually scoring the third most goals on the team. Still, it’ll be tough for him to crack the NHL lineup to start the year unless the Coyotes run into some more serious injury trouble.
That is of course as long as Fasching clears waivers at the start of the year, something that’s not necessarily a given after he has already been traded twice. Teams obviously somewhat value him, and given his 6’3″ frame and minor league scoring ability they could decide he’s worth a look on the fourth line.