posted on Aug, 2 2004 @ 05:33 PM
Glendale, AZ (Sports Network) - The Phoenix Coyotes locked up left wing Ladislav Nagy for two years, avoiding an arbitration hearing that was
scheduled for Tuesday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The 25-year-old Nagy set a career-high with 24 goals and 11 power-play goals last year despite missing the last 24 games of the season after injuring
his wrist on February 16 against St. Louis. He also added 28 assists for 52 points in just 55 games.
"Performing at a point-per-game clip last year until his untimely season- ending injury, Ladi's offensive skills speak for themselves," said Coyotes
general manager Michael Barnett. "He is an important element to the entertainment package that we are attempting to provide every night for our fans.
More importantly, he is going to contribute to us winning."
Nagy was originally a seventh round draft choice of the Blues in 1997, and was acquired by the Coyotes in a trade in 2002. His five career NHL seasons
with St. Louis and Phoenix have produced 79 goals and 95 assists in 266 games.
The Saca, Slovakia native is slated to represent his home country later this month in the 2004 World Cup of Hockey.