ANAHEIM CA - SEPTEMBER 21: Mikkel Boedker #89 of the Phoenix Coyotes is pursued by Ryan Carter #20 of the Anaheim Ducks in the third period at Honda Center on September 21 2010 in Anaheim California. The Coyotes defeated the Ducks 4-1. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
Coyotes lock up 21-year-old Dane, Mikkel Boedker, for two years.
It was only a matter of time before the Coyotes managed to do something of note, in what's been a dull summer for the embattled franchise. Though they haven't been able to add too much from the outside, Phoenix has done a decent job of keeping their own players around.
That trend continued on Thursday with the two-year deal that forward Mikkel Boedker agreed to. It carries a $1.1 million cap hit over the two years.
Not unlike fellow restricted free agent Kyle Turris, the Coyotes have mismanaged the young Boedker, which has hampered his development.
He was rushed to the highest level, but once he was there, he didn't see consistent minutes. After playing 78 games in 2008-09, Boedker has combined to appear in just 48 games total for the Coyotes.
The 21-year-old forward has loads of potential, once it's eventually realized. He's blessed with great speed, is good on the forecheck, and isn't afraid to get physical when the situation calls for it.
When Boedker did play last year, he joined the "Kid Line", playing along with Turris and Brett MacLean, the latter of which was also signed to a two-year deal this offseason.
The signing of Boedker wraps up all restricted free agent signings for the Coyotes this offseason, with the exception of Kyle Turris. That deal should only be a matter of time, as the Coyotes look more interested in maintaining their current, young team than doing anymore adding this summer.