Coyotes sign gritty McGinn to three-year, $10 million deal

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Jamie McGinn is on the move again.

But this time, he might stick around for a while.

The eight-year veteran is moving onto his fifth team — the Arizona Coyotes — after signing a three-year, $10 million deal on the opening day of free agency.

The contract carries a $3.3M average annual cap hit, slightly up from the $2.95M he earned last season.

The contract comes after McGinn had a pretty productive ’15-16 campaign, racking up 22 goals and 39 points in 84 games — yes, 84 games — with the Sabres and Ducks.

Acquired by Anaheim at the deadline, McGinn acquitted himself nicely as a top-six forward and scored a pair of goals in an opening-round playoff loss to Nashville.

He’s a versatile guy, physical, and brings a lot of energy (as evident by his 164 hits last season). He can also fill several different spots in the lineup, which should benefit him in Arizona — one could see McGinn playing alongside the likes of Max Domi and/or Anthony Duclair.