GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Clayton Keller has lived up to lofty expectations, becoming one of Arizona’s best players by his second full NHL season.

The Coyotes rewarded the skilled forward with an eight-year contract extension with an average annual salary of $7.15 million.

Slated to become a restricted free agent next year, Keller will now remain in the desert through the 2027-28 season.

“Clayton is elite in every sense of the word,” Coyotes general manager John Chayka said in a statement. “He is not only an All-Star and one of the premiere offensive playmakers in the league, but he is equally special as a person with his drive and determination to be great. We

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