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Zigomanis, LeNeveu inked by Coyotes

The Phoenix Coyotes, parent club of the AHL’s San Antonio Rampage, announced Friday that they have signed center Mike Zigomanis to a two-year contract and re-signed goaltender David LeNeveu to a one-year contract.

As per club policy, terms of the contracts were not disclosed.

Zigomanis, 25, registered 16 goals and 25 assists for 41 points in 39 AHL games between Peoria and Lowell in 2005-06, his fifth AHL season. Zigomanis went to St. Louis on Jan. 30 as part of the deal that sent Doug Weight to Carolina.

Zigomanis added one goal in 23 NHL games between the Hurricanes and Blues last season.

In 293 career AHL games, Zigomanis has totaled 93 goals and 139 assists for 232 points. He was also the MVP of the 2004 AHL All-Star Game.

A native of North York, Ont., Zigomanis was a second-round draft pick by Buffalo in 2001.

LeNeveu, 23, made his NHL debut with Phoenix last season, compiling a record of 3-8-2 in 15 games. He also posted a mark of 10-16-2 with two shutouts in 28 AHL appearances for San Antonio, and finished third in the league with a .921 save percentage.

A native of Fernie, B.C., LeNeveu also appeared in the 2004 AHL All-Star Classic. The former Cornell University standout and Hobey Baker Award finalist has gone 37-67-8 in 114 career AHL appearances for San Antonio, Utah and Springfield, with an impressive .915 save percentage and three shutouts.

LeNeveu was selected by the Coyotes in the second round of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft.

Zigomanis and LeNeveu are the latest in a string of AHL standouts signed by the Coyotes in the last week, joining Donald MacLean, Bryan Helmer and Travis Roche.