SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) _ The Phoenix Coyotes signed goaltender Zac Bierk on Thursday to a one-year contract with a club option for a second year.

Bierk played 49 games last season for the IHL's Cleveland Lumberjacks, posting a 24-18-5 record and giving up nearly three goals a game.

Bierk was drafted by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the eighth round of the 1995 NHL entry draft. In four seasons with Tampa Bay and Minnesota, he has played in 27 games, posting a 5-9-2 record with a 3.78 goals-against average.