Report: Boedker takes one-year deal with Coyotes, avoids arbitration
The Arizona Coyotes and forward Mikkel Boedker have come to terms on a one-year deal, according to Craig Morgan of FOX Sports Arizona.
The deal is reportedly worth $3.75 million, a good raise over the $2.8 million he made last year.
Boedker, who recently filed for salary arbitration, was a restricted free agent. The 25-year-old Dane had 14 goals and 14 assists in 45 games in 2014-15. The player and club had tried unsuccessfully to negotiate an extension prior to the start of the season. In April, the two sides were still in an “arm wrestle” over terms.
“There’s been a lot of changes with the Coyotes and a lot gone on,” Boedker’s agent, Jarrett Bousquet, told azcentral over the weekend. “Our talks have been going on for a long time and right or wrong, it’s nobody’s fault. That’s why you get an arbitrator. When people disagree on something, it’s not a bad thing. We can continue to work toward a one-year deal.”
Of note, Boedker will be an unrestricted free agent when his new contract expires next summer.