Coyotes sign Dvorak to 6-year contract extension

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Arizona Coyotes center Christian Dvorak (18) pauses on the ice during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Vancouver Canucks Sunday, March 11, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. (Source: AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Arizona Coyotes center Christian Dvorak (18) pauses on the ice during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Vancouver Canucks Sunday, March 11, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. (Source: AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
GLENDALE, AZ (AP) -

The Arizona Coyotes have signed center Christian Dvorak to a six-year contract extension averaging $4.45 million per year.

The deal, announced Thursday, will keep Dvorak in Arizona through 2024-25.

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The 22-year-old Dvorak was Arizona's third-leading goal scorer with 15 last season and fifth in points with 37. He has 30 goals and 40 assists in 156 career games with the Coyotes.

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A native of Palos, Illinois, Dvorak was selected in the second round of the 2014 NHL draft.

Dvorak's deal comes after the Coyotes locked up defensemen Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Niklas Hjalmarsson and forward Michael Grabner.

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