Phoenix Coyotes general manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes, parent club of the AHL’s Portland Pirates, have signed forwards Brett MacLean, Kyle Chipchura, Marc-Antoine Pouliot and Mathieu Beaudoin each to a one-year, two-way contract.
The 6-foot-1, 200-pound MacLean recorded 23 goals and 27 assists for 50 points in 51 AHL games with the San Antonio Rampage in 2010-11, ranking second on the team in goals and points and first with a plus-13 rating.
MacLean also made his NHL debut with Phoenix last season, recording two goals and one assist in 13 games.
MacLean, 22, has played 201 AHL games over his first three pro seasons and registered 74 goals and 81 assists for 155 points. MacLean, who appeared in the AHL All-Star Classic in 2009 and 2011, was originally drafted by the Coyotes in second round (32nd overall) in the 2007 Entry Draft.
The 6-foot-2, 207-pound Chipchura has spent the last two seasons in the NHL, notching two assists in 40 games with Anaheim in 2010-11. Originally drafted by Montreal in the first round (18th overall) of the 2004 draft, Chipchura won a Calder Cup championship as a rookie with Hamilton in 2006-07.
In 178 career AHL games, Chipchura has recorded 37 goals and 61 assists for 98 points. In 2008-09, he tied for first among all AHL forwards with a plus-28 rating.
Chipchura, 25, has notched 10 goals and 18 assists for 28 points in 163 career NHL games with Anaheim and Montreal.
The 6-foot-2, 193-pound Pouliot led the AHL’s Norfolk Admirals in goals (25), assists (47) and points (72) in 69 games during the 2010-11 season, helping the Admirals to their first playoff berth in four years. The 26-year-old native of Quebec City, Que., has recorded 76 goals and 125 assists for 201 points in 226 career AHL games.
Originally drafted by Edmonton in the first round (22nd overall) of the 2003 draft, Pouliot has 21 goals and 32 assists in 179 career NHL contests with Edmonton and Tampa Bay. He was acquired by Phoenix from the Lightning for a 2011 draft pick on June 24.
The 5-foot-11, 190-pound Beaudoin registered 21 goals and 30 assists to lead San Antonio in scoring with 51 points in 63 games in 2010-11. Beaudoin, a 27-year-old native of Rock Forest, Que., has recorded 51 goals and 64 assists for 115 points in 190 career AHL games, and helped Texas to the Calder Cup Finals in 2010.