23-Year-Old Right Wing – Arizona Coyotes
Tobias Rieder Contract Information:
Signed a two-year, $4.45 contract with the Coyotes in October of 2016.
Head coach Dave Tippett told reporters Rieder (lower body) "looks good to go" for Saturday's game against the Sharks, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Rieder started the past season with the Coyotes' AHL affiliate in Portland, but played just nine games there before being called up and seizing a regular role with the big club. He ended up playing in 72 games with Arizona, recording 13 goals and 21 points. Perhaps most encouragingly, Rieder finished third on the team in shots (189) and seventh in hits (123), suggesting that he could see an improvement in his production in the coming season after showing he could handle the physicality of the NHL game while getting in a position to generate offense. He should have a spot reserved for him among the Coyotes' top-six forwards and is worth watching early on if he's able to maintain or increase his shot production.