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Coyotes sign pair to contracts

The Arizona Coyotes, parent club of the AHL’s Springfield Falcons, have signed defenseman Derek Smith and forward Eric Selleck to one year, two-way contracts.

Last season, the 6-foot-1, 200-pound Smith played 25 games with Zurich in the Swiss League, collecting three goals and two assists for five points.

The 30-year-old native of Belleville, Ont., has played 304 career AHL games with Binghamton and Abbotsford, totaling 40 goals and 126 assists for 166 points. He also has one goal and one assist in seven career playoff games, and was a member of Binghamton’s Calder Cup championship team in 2011.

In 94 NHL contests with Ottawa and Calgary, Smith has registered two goals and 12 assists for 14 points.

Selleck played 74 games with the AHL’s Portland Pirates last season, collecting eight goals, 15 assists and 185 penalty minutes. He added one goal and one assist in five Calder Cup Playoff games.

The 6-foot-2, 208-pound Selleck has recorded 29 goals and 47 assists for 76 points to go with 947 PIM in 332 regular-season AHL games with Portland, Chicago, San Antonio and Rochester over his five pro seasons. A 27-year-old native of Brockville, Ont., Selleck has played two games in the NHL with the Florida Panthers, registering one assist and 17 penalty minutes.