Report: Winger to get $4.7M over two years

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Phoenix Coyotes on Monday
re-signed one of the keys to their offense, inking restricted
free agent left wing Ladislav Nagy to a two-year deal.

Financial terms were not disclosed, but the Arizona Republic is
reporting the deal is worth $2.1 million in 2004-05 and $2.6
million the following season. Nagy had been scheduled to have
an arbitration hearing Tuesday.

Nagy was among the NHL leaders in scoring with 24 goals and 28
assists last season before suffering a dislocated wrist against
the St. Louis Blues on February 16. Despite missing the final
24 games of the season, he led the Coyotes with 11 power-play
goals, six game-winners and a plus-minus rating of plus-11.

"Performing at a point-per-game clip last year until his
untimely injury, Ladi's offensive skills speak for themselves,"
Coyotes general manager Michael Barnett said. "He is an
important element to the entertainment package we are attempting
to provide every night to our fans.

"It will be fun for them to see him continue to develop into a
possible league All-Star. More importantly, he is going to
contribute to us winning."

The Coyotes finished last in the Pacific Division with a record
of 22-36-18-6.

Nagy, who was traded to Phoenix along with Michal Handzus, Jeff Taffe and a first-round pick for Keith Tkachuk on March 13, 2001, has produced 174 points and a plus-34 rating in 266 NHL games.

The Coyotes are pursuing All-Star right wing Brett Hull to complement 25-year-old Nagy on a top line that already features center Mike Comrie.