Coyotes sign Tenute, DiSalvatore

The Phoenix Coyotes, parent club of the AHL’s San Antonio Rampage, have signed center Joey Tenute and right wing Jon DiSalvatore to one-year contracts.

Tenute, 24, has recorded 50-plus points and scored 20-plus goals during his two American Hockey League seasons with the Hershey Bears. Last season, the Hamilton, Ont., native finished second on the team in scoring with 28 goals and 68 points during the regular season. Tenute helped guide the Bears to the AHL’s Calder Cup Finals, scoring four goals in Hershey’s first six playoff games before being injured in the second round.  

Tenute has recorded 48 goals and 69 assists for 117 points in 129 career AHL games, and won a Calder Cup championship with Hershey in 2006. He also made his NHL debut with Washington during the 2005-06 season.

disalvatore_200.jpgDiSalvatore, 26, has topped the 20-goal mark in each of his first four AHL seasons, and recorded 21 goals and 39 assists for 60 points in 76 games with Peoria in 2006-07. The 6-foot-1, 200-pound DiSalvatore led the Rivermen in scoring during the 2005-06 season, recording 67 points (22 goals, 45 assists) in 72 games, and also made his NHL debut with St. Louis.
A native of Bangor, Maine, DiSalvatore has compiled 87 goals and 131 assists for 218 points in 301 career AHL games.