The Arizona Coyotes signed defenseman Patrik Koch to a one-year, entry-level contract on Monday.
Terms of the deal with the 26-year-old Slovakia native were not disclosed.
Koch had 12 points (three goals, nine assists) in 46 games for HC Vitkovice in the Czech Extraliga last season.
"We are very pleased to have Patrik join our organization," Coyotes general manager Bill Armstrong said. "He is a competitive, defensive defenseman with good puck moving capability and was an integral contributor to the Slovak National Team's defense for many years. We look forward to seeing him in training camp."
Koch had a goal and three assists in seven games while representing Slovakia at the 2023 World Championship.
--Field Level Media