Coyotes' Upshall rewarded for career year
Signs 1-year deal after scoring 18 goals prior to season-ending surgery
The Phoenix Coyotes say they have re-signed left-winger Scottie Upshall to a one-year contract.
Terms of the contract were not disclosed Wednesday.
The 26-year-old Upshall had a career-high 18 goals and 14 assists in 49 games for Phoenix before sustaining a season-ending knee injury on Jan. 28 against Calgary.
"Scottie is a talented goal scorer who plays with tremendous grit and energy," Coyotes general manager Don Maloney said in a statement. "He is an important player for us and led our team in goals before being injured last season. He is now healthy and we expect him to have a very successful season."
Upshall led the team in goals at the time of his injury and underwent surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right knee.
He was traded to the Coyotes in March 2009 in a deal that sent enforcer Daniel Carcillo to the Philadelphia Flyers.
Upshall had eight goals and five assists in 19 games with Phoenix to finish the 2008-09 season.