Coyotes sign Vejmelka to 3-year extension

Posted: 22/03/2022 in NHL
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The Arizona Coyotes signed goaltender Karel Vejmelka to a three-year contract extension, the team announced. The deal carries an average annual value of $2.725 million, sources told theScore’s John Matisz.

Vejmelka, 25, is in the midst of a solid rookie campaign with the Coyotes. He owns a 10-23-1 record alongside a .905 save percentage and 3.35 goals against average. He has 2.68 goals saved above average and 6.87 high-danger goals saved above average.

Prior to joining the Coyotes, Vejmelka spent seven seasons playing in his native Czech Republic. He was selected in the fifth round of the 2015 NHL Draft by the Nashville Predators.

The Coyotes traded goaltender Scott Wedgewood to the Dallas Stars on Sunday. The duo had been splitting starts evenly since Wedgewood was claimed off waivers from the New Jersey Devils earlier this season.

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