Amonte Signs 4 Year Deal With Phoenix
TSN.ca is reporting that Tony Amonte has signed with the Coyotes. The last of the upper tier unrestricted free agents, Tony Amonte, has found a home.TSN.ca is reporting that Tony Amonte has signed with the Coyotes. The last of the upper tier unrestricted free agents, Tony Amonte, has found a home. He signed with the Phoenix Coyotes on Friday after courting several teams.
Terms of the deal have not been officially released, but it is reported to be a four year contract worth $24 million.
Amonte, 31, became an unrestricted free agent on July 1 after failing to negotiate a new contract with the Chicago Blackhawks. The former captain was second on the team in goal-scoring (27) last season and finished third in points, with 67.
Since he joining the team in 1994 in a trade with the Rangers, Amonte was Chicago’s top goal producer in eight seasons, scoring 268 times in 627 games.
Amonte said earlier this year that he wanted to stay in Chicago and was reportedly looking for a five-year contract extension that would pay $7 or $8 million annually.