NHL Transactions: Coyotes sign Anson Thornton; Oilers ink Colton Sceviour; and Jets sign Evgeny Svechnikov

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Sep 29, 2021; Winnipeg, Manitoba, CAN; Winnipeg Jets Mikey Eyssimont (23) stretches for the puck past Edmonton Oilers Colton Sceviour (70) in the third period at Canada Life Centre. Mandatory Credit: James Carey Lauder-USA TODAY Sports

The Arizona Coyotes signed 18-year-old goaltender Anson Thornton to a three-year, entry-level contract Wednesday. Terms were not disclosed.

NHL Transactions: Coyotes sign Thornton

“We are very pleased to sign Anson,” general manager Bill Armstrong said in a news release. “He is a big, athletic goaltender who displayed tremendous poise and calmness in net for us during camp. We look forward to watching him continue to develop.”

Thornton is in his first season with the Sarnia Sting of the Ontario Hockey League.

The Ontario native attended the Coyotes’ 2021 training camp on an amateur tryout agreement. He appeared in one preseason game with Arizona and stopped all 17 shots faced to earn the win against the Los Angeles Kings on Sept. 27.

Jets sign F Evgeny Svechnikov to one-year deal

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Sep 29, 2021; Winnipeg, Manitoba, CAN; Winnipeg Jets right wing Evgeny Svechnikov (71) skates up the ice against the Edmonton Oilers in the second period at Canada Life Centre. Mandatory Credit: James Carey Lauder-USA TODAY Sports

The Winnipeg Jets signed former Detroit Red Wings forward Evgeny Svechnikov to a one-year, two-way contract worth $750,000 on Wednesday.

Svechnikov, 24, had three goals and five assists in 21 games last season. That raised his four-year career totals in Detroit to five goals and seven assists in 41 games.

The Red Wings drafted him in the first round (19th overall) in 2015.

Winnipeg opens the regular season on Wednesday night against the host Anaheim Ducks.

Oilers sign F Colton Sceviour to one-year contract

Colton Sceviour and put fellow forward Josh Archibald on long-term injured reserve Wednesday.

The team also placed forward Zack Kassian on injured reserve and recalled forward Kyle Turris from Bakersfield of the American Hockey League in a series of moves ahead of Wednesday night’s season opener against the visiting Vancouver Canucks.

Sceviour made the roster after signing a professional tryout deal in September. He tallied three assists in seven preseason games.

He signed a one-year, two-way contract valued at $750,000.

Sceviour, 32, has 151 points (64 goals, 87 assists) in 500 games over 10 seasons with the Dallas Stars (2011-16), Florida Panthers (2016-20) and Pittsburgh Penguins (2020-21).

Archibald, 29, is dealing with myocarditis after a bout with COVID-19. He has collected 70 points (39 goals, 31 assists) in 235 games with the Penguins (2016-17), Arizona Coyotes (2017-19) and Oilers.

Kassian, 30, has been in the NHL’s concussion protocol since hitting his head on the ice during a fight with Canucks forward Zack MacEwen in a preseason game last Thursday.

Kassian enters his 11th season with 182 points (84 goals, 98 assists) in 552 games with the Buffalo Sabres (2011-12), Canucks (2012-15) and Oilers.

–Field Level Media