John Chayka, Arizona Coyotes General Manager, announced that the organization has signed defenseman Kyle Capobianco to a three-year, entry-level contract (ELC).
As per club policy, terms of the contact were not disclosed.
Capobianco, 19, was the Coyotes third-around, 63rd overall, selection in the 2015 NHL Draft.
This season the young defenseman started the season with his Junior club, the Ontario Hockey League’s Sudbury Wolves. In just 12 games to start the season Capobianco has notched four goals and seven assists for 11 points and has a plus-6 rating while patrolling the OHL clubs blue line.
His performance has him ranked 4th on the team.
Arizona signs OHL Sudbury defenseman Kyle Capobianco to his entry-level deal. He's off to a hot start with the Wolves
— Ryan Kennedy (@THNRyanKennedy) October 31, 2016
The 6’2”, 190-pound blue liner is a native of Mississauga, Ontario and has played in 201 career OHL games, all with Sudbury.
Over the course of three seasons, and the start of his fourth, he has amassed 21 goals and 84 assists for 105 career OHL points.
After serving as an alternate captain for the past two seasons, Capobianco was named captain of the Sudbuy Wolves for this season.