GLENDALE, Ariz. -The Phoenix Coyotes announced that they have signed goaltender Steve Passmore.
Selected in the ninth round (196th overall) in the 1992 NHL Entry Draft by Quebec, the 5-9 and 170-pound Passmore played for the Raleigh Icecaps in 1996-97 and has spent nine season playing with Cape Breton, Hamilton, Lowell and Norfolk in the American Hockey League. In 2003-04 Passmore played in 15 games for the Admirals going 3-10-2 with a 2.63 goals-against average.
The Thunder Bay, Ontario native has appeared in 93 games in the National Hockey League, most recently with Chicago where he went 2-6-0 with a 2.89 goals-against average and .896 save percentage. He has also spent time with Chicago from 1999-04 and Los Angeles in 2000-01.