General Manager Don Maloney
announced today that the Coyotes have signed free agent defenseman Dean Arsene
to a one-year (two-way) contract. As per club policy, terms of the deal was not disclosed.
Last season, the 6-foot-2, 195-pound Arsene played 77 games with the Peoria Rivermen
(AHL), collecting 1-10-11 and 137 penalty minutes. The 30-year-old native of Murrayville, British Columbia, also played 13 games with the Edmonton Oilers
in 2009-10, recording 41 penalty minutes.
In 2008-09, Arsene helped lead the Hershey Bears
to a Calder Cup championship, playing in 22 playoff games and collecting two assists and 14 penalty minutes.