While the Coyotes don’t have a full-time GM following the resignation of John Chayka, interim GM Steve Sullivan still has the green light to do some moves at least as the team announced that they’ve re-signed forward Lane Pederson to a one-year, two-way contract. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The 23-year-old originally signed with Arizona as an undrafted free agent back in 2016 and has become a reliable forward for their AHL team in Tucson. After putting up 47 points in his sophomore season in 2018-19, he was on pace to beat that this season but injuries and the pandemic limited him to just 37 contests. Pederson was quite productive in that action though as he picked up 16 goals and 18 helpers. He has not yet played at the NHL level.
After being waiver exempt through his entry-level deal, Pederson will be eligible for waivers next season and will need to pass through unclaimed if the team wants him to return to the Roadrunners. He’s not on Arizona’s playoff roster so his next opportunity to make an impression will come in training camp which, as things stand, is slated to be in November.