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Arizona Coyotes signed Liam Kirk (3 Years / $925,000 AAV)

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Jun 18 at 7:22
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Liam Kirk has signed a new contract with the Arizona Coyotes.
ENTRY-LEVEL CONTRACT
Comparable ContractsCOMPARE THIS CONTRACT
LENGTH: 3 YEARS
EXPIRY STATUS: RFA
SIGNING TEAM: Arizona CoyotesArizona Coyotes
VALUE: $2,775,000
C.H.% : 1.14
SIGNING DATE: June 18, 2021
SEASONCLAUSECAP HIT AAV P. BONUSES S. BONUSES BASE SALARY TOTAL SALARY MINORS SALARY
2021-22$925,000$925,000$0$92,500$832,500$925,000$80,000
2022-23$925,000$925,000$0$92,500$832,500$925,000$80,000
2023-24$925,000$925,000$0$92,500$832,500$925,000$80,000
TOTAL$2,775,000$2,775,000$0$277,500$2,497,500$2,775,000$240,000
Unconfirmed Information
UNCONFIRMED: Maximum entry-level contract assumed for the time being, details will be updated when they have been confirmed
Jun 18 at 7:29
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Crazy
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Werent they just saying this guy got rights to speak to other teams? Is this a legit signing or a sign and trade?
Jun 18 at 7:31
#3
Oui non grille-pain
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The first English player to get an NHL contract! (Sorry, Brendan Perlini.)

This is a historic signing, regardless of whether Kirk ever reaches the bigs.
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Jun 18 at 8:09
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Go Jets Go
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Quoting: EmpressKayla
The first English player to get an NHL contract! (Sorry, Brendan Perlini.)

This is a historic signing, regardless of whether Kirk ever reaches the bigs.


I was wondering about that, but I thought of Perlini as well haha.
Jun 18 at 8:42
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Quoting: Crazy66
Werent they just saying this guy got rights to speak to other teams? Is this a legit signing or a sign and trade?


According to an recent interview my sister found, they had decided to let him speak to teams after the worlds performance, then Kirk and the GM had a discussion and whatever he said there impressed enough for them to decide to sign him after all, with the plan to see how he fits in to the system and develops in the AHL.

However it goes from here, this is great news for the hockey community here in the UK!
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Jun 18 at 9:03
#6
Seattle fan day 1
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Great signing, he did good at the WC
Jun 18 at 9:43
#7
We are all equal
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Steal of a draft selection in the 7th round. Hopefully this kid does well in North America. Good Luck!
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Jun 18 at 10:10
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Tony The Sopranos
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Quoting: Rooney
I was wondering about that, but I thought of Perlini as well haha.


both with the coyotes too lmao
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Jun 18 at 10:43
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Oui non grille-pain
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Quoting: Rooney
I was wondering about that, but I thought of Perlini as well haha.


For those who don't know, Perlini's dad was still a Canadian citizen at the time of his birth. Thus, he's considered Canadian, just like how Mikhail Grabovski is considered Belarusian and not German.
Jun 18 at 10:43
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Go Jets Go
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Quoting: EmpressKayla
For those who don't know, Perlini's dad was still a Canadian citizen at the time of his birth. Thus, he's considered Canadian, just like how Mikhail Grabovski is considered Belarusian and not German.


Ahh I gotcha, appreciate the info!
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Jun 18 at 11:20
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Why Waddell
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One of the first ever players from England to sign. I think he has a good future too. Congrats to Liam Kirk!
Jun 18 at 11:59
#12
Oui non grille-pain
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Quoting: Rooney
Ahh I gotcha, appreciate the info!


Something else I just learned is that the player's history prior to juniors also plays a role. Perlini played most of his pre-junior hockey in Canada, while Kirk played it in England.

This same reason is why Wojtek Wolski is not considered Polish for international purposes.
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Jun 18 at 12:53
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as a brit so proud of him, been following his progress in the ohl since he was drafted i really hope he makes it and gives hope to all the u.k kids they can do it with some hardwork, sheffield is one or two of the only places in u.k. that looks after there junior hockey players properly, crazy most junior players get only 1 hr a week training in the u.k. thats why you wont come across many getting drafted at all
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Jun 18 at 1:34
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NHL Trade Inspector
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So from what I have heard they have signed him to his ELC to make him easier to move should they still decide to do so

I doubt they will move him but things can change on the fly

especially when you consider 2 days ago they gave him permission to talk to other teams
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Jun 18 at 2:18
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Good story. Hopefully he makes it to the show, I'm sure seeing the 1st English (born and) trained NHLer would help grow hockey in England.
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Jun 18 at 2:50
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Seems okay.😐
Jun 18 at 6:52
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Hawks Fan
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https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Hand

This is a fascinating story. Just read his stats. 200+ points in 35 games! For YEARS. Guy was a legend.
Jun 18 at 11:40
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Sensible Commentary
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Quoting: EmpressKayla
For those who don't know, Perlini's dad was still a Canadian citizen at the time of his birth. Thus, he's considered Canadian, just like how Mikhail Grabovski is considered Belarusian and not German.
Perlini apparently still thinks of himself as a British hockey player, though, according to Craig Morgan:
Jun 19 at 2:09
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Quoting: DragonRaptorHybrid
Perlini apparently still thinks of himself as a British hockey player, though, according to Craig Morgan:


I always find it interesting that the Canadian-born Perlini brother plays for GB internationally, and the British-born brother has played for Canada... (I vaguely recall hearing that Brendan had contacted Kirk when he got drafted as he was with Arizona at the time and his brother obviously knew him already)
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Jun 21 at 8:00
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Oui non grille-pain
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Quoting: DragonRaptorHybrid
Perlini apparently still thinks of himself as a British hockey player, though, according to Craig Morgan:


That is true, but he is considered Canadian for international purposes. He has represented Team Canada before and cannot play for Team GB.
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Sun at 8:01 pm
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Bruins r the
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5 weeks later still unsigned
 
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