After both sides admitted being far apart on a new deal, the Coyotes have officially come to terms on a one-year, $1.5 million deal with former Flyer and RFA Scottie Upshall.
“We are excited to have signed Scottie Upshall to a new contract,” said Phoenix GM Don Maloney. “He performed exceptionally well for us last season after we acquired him from Philadelphia and we expect him to be an important player for us next season.”
Upshall’s camp was reportedly asking for $3-4 million, a number which Coyotes management originally scoffed at. Upshall made $1.225 in the final year of his previous contract.
The 25-year old set a career high with 15 goals last season, after being traded by the Flyers for Daniel Carcillo at the 2008-09 trade deadline. Flyers’ GM Paul Holmgren stated that he did not want to let Upshall go, but due to cap restraints, had to move the spunky forward.