PHOENIX – The Phoenix Coyotes of the National Hockey League announced that they have signed 2006 ECHL Rookie of the Year Alex Leavitt to a multi-year contract.
In his second professional season, the 23-year-old has 24 points (10g-14a) and 32 penalty minutes in 30 games with the Texas Wildcatters while also playing in the American Hockey League where he has 11 points (4g-7a) and two penalty minutes in two games with San Antonio and 11 points (2g-9a) and 14 penalty minutes in 23 games with Houston.
The Phoenix RoadRunners are the ECHL affiliate of the Coyotes of the NHL and San Antonio of the AHL.Leavitt had 91 points (26g-65a) in 72 regular season games for Alaska in 2005-06 to become the first rookie in 15 years and only the third in history to lead the ECHL in scoring. He had 13 points (1g-12a) in 16 games to help the Aces capture the Kelly Cup championship. He was voted to the All-ECHL First Team and the ECHL All-Rookie Team while also being chosen to play in the ECHL All-Star Game where he had a goal in the National Conference’s 7-6 win.