Latest contract signings and more in this morning’s collection of NHL headlines. 

Arizona Coyotes sign former Kings defenseman Luke Schenn.

Arizona Coyotes sign former Kings defenseman Luke Schenn.

 THE ARIZONA REPUBLIC:  The Arizona Coyotes yesterday signed unrestricted free agent defenseman Luke Schenn to a two-year contract worth $2.5 million. 


SPECTOR’S NOTE: This is an affordable move by the Coyotes to add more size, grit and experience to their defense corps. The 26-year-old Schenn is taking quite a pay cut from the $3.6 million annually he earned on his previous deal. Having moved from Toronto to Philadelphia to Los Angeles over the last four years, he’ll have a good opportunity to establish himself on the rebuilding Coyotes blueline.


CSN PHILLY:  A source tells Tim Panaccio that center Brayden Schenn rejected a two-year offer from the Philadelphia Flyers worth $4.25 million in the first season and $4.369 million in the second. Schenn is reportedly seeking $5.5 million annually and has a salary arbitration hearing slated for Monday. 


SPECTOR’S NOTE: I believe an agreement could be reached before Schenn’s arbitration hearing for around $5 million annually. 



NBC SPORTS: The Minnesota Wild avoided salary arbitration with depth forward Jordan Schroeder, signing him to a one-year, two-way contract. This comes after the Wild placed him on waivers. 


SPECTOR’S NOTE: It was reported the Wild put Schroeder on waivers to “send him a message.” Looks like it was received loud and clear. 


CSN MID-ATLANTIC: The NHL’s Las Vegas expansion franchise has apparently requested permission to speak with Washington Capitals assistant general manager Ross Mahoney. 


MIAMI HERALD: Florida Panthers games will continue to be broadcast on WQAM-560.