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Coyotes sign highly-touted college free agent Greg Carey to entry-level contract

PHOENIX – The Phoenix Coyotes signed one of the top college free agents on the market, inking St. Lawrence University forward Greg Carey to a one-year entry-level contract.

The 23-year-old from Hamilton leads the NCAA with 39 assists in 38 games and is second in points with 57.

As a junior last season, he was a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award as the top NCAA men’s hockey player when he had 51 points in 38 games.

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Carey will report to the Coyotes’ AHL affiliate, the Portland Pirates. His one-year contract technically is effective the start of next season.

Matt Carey, Greg’s brother and a junior at St. Lawrence, was also reportedly being courted by the Coyotes. Matt Carey is the Saints’ second-leading scorer.