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Coyotes Sign Winger Louie DeBrusk

August 10, 1998

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) _ The Phoenix Coyotes signed left wing Louie DeBrusk to a one-year contract, avoiding a Monday arbitration hearing.

Terms of the restricted free agent’s deal were not revealed.

DeBrusk, who had three points and 166 penalty minutes in 54 games with Tampa Bay last season, was traded to Phoenix in June along with a draft pick for Craig Janney.

DeBrusk, who was originally drafted by the New York Rangers in the fourth round of the 1989 entry draft, was traded to Edmonton prior to the 1991-92 season. In six seasons with the Oilers, he had 19 goals, 12 assists and 797 penalty minutes.

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