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Canes Daily: McBain, Coyotes Avoid Arbitration, Devils Re-Sign Bahl



Arizona Coyotes, Jack McBain, New Jersey Devils, Kevin Bahl

Free agency is nearing the one month mark and a majority of the big names, excluding the injured Patrick Kane, have re-signed with their respective teams or found a new home for the upcoming season.

While the household names may no longer be available, there are plenty of decisions left to be made that will impact roster size and cap space.

For Arizona, that involved avoiding arbitration with forward Jack McBain, as the two sides came to an agreement on a two-year, $3.2 million deal on Sunday.

The 23-year old McBain appeared in all 82 games for Arizona last season, tallying 14 goals and 15 points, while setting a franchise single-season record with 304 hits.

“We are very pleased to sign Jack to a new contract,” Coyotes general manager Bill Armstrong said in a release. “He is a big, strong, physical center who led our team in hits last season and contributed offensively. We look forward to having him back on our roster this season.”

In the Eastern Conference, New Jersey re-signed defenseman Kevin Bahl to a two-year, $2.1 million deal. Bahl appeared in a career-high 42 games during the 2022-2023 campaign, tallying two goals and six assists.

The 23-year old has spent part of the three seasons with the Devils, recording action in 66 games in his career.

Bahl made his Stanley Cup Playoff debut last season, securing an assist against the New York Rangers in the first round for his first career playoff point.

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