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Coyotes sign veteran forward Robert Lang to one-year contract

GLENDALE, Ariz. – The Phoenix Coyotes signed veteran centre Robert Lang to a one-year contract Tuesday.

Terms of the contract were not disclosed. “We are very pleased to have signed Robert Lang,” Coyotes general manager Don Maloney said in a statement. “He provides another veteran presence for our team and is a proven scorer in the National Hockey League.”

Lang had 18 goals and 21 assists in 50 games with the Montreal Canadiens last season while making US$4 million. The 38-year-old native of Teplice, Czech Republic has 252 goals and 422 assists in 925 career games with Los Angeles, Boston, Pittsburgh, Washington, Detroit, Chicago and Montreal.

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Lang was originally drafted by Los Angeles in the seventh round (133rd overall) of the 1990 draft.