Coyotes hand Bunting an entry-level pact

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The Arizona Coyotes gave forward Michael Bunting a three-year, entry-level contract on Thursday.

Arizona selected him in the fourth round (117th overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft.

The 19-year-old enjoyed a nice bump in production after his draft year. In 2013-14, he managed just 42 points in 48 games for the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds. He really turned it on with that same OHL team last season, scoring 37 goals and 37 assists for 74 points in 57 contests.

Perhaps that’s a sign that he may be able to develop into an NHL player at some point?

If nothing else, his name begs for some really bad baseball puns and he seems excited by the signing: