The Arizona Coyotes have announced on Sunday that they have signed former Soo Greyhounds forward Michael Bunting to a one-year, two-way contract.
Bunting, who has yet to play a game in the NHL, spent the last two seasons with the AHL’s Tucson Roadrunners, who are the affiliate team of the Arizona Coyotes.
Last season with the Roadrunners, the 22 year old finished tied for first in team goals (23) and was third in team points (43).
Bunting, who was drafted by the Soo Greyhounds in the 9th round (160th overall) in 2013, spent two seasons with them from 2013-2015.
In his first season with the Hounds in 2013-2014, Bunting scored 15 times and set up 27 others in 48 regular season games.
During the 2014 postseason, the Scarborough, Ontario native led the Hounds in goals (5).
Following his first season with the Hounds, Bunting was selected by the Arizona Coyotes in the 4th round (117th overall).
During his second and final season with the Hounds in 2014-2015, Bunting finished first in team goals (37) and was third in team points (74).
That season (2014-2015), the Hounds also finished first the Canadian Hockey League rankings.
In the 2015 postseason, he then finished second in team goals (9) and was tied for third in team points (14).
After his second and final season with the Hounds, Bunting signed a three-year, entry level contract with the Coyotes.
In three seasons in the AHL, Bunting has so far split time with the Springfield Falcons and the Tucson Roadrunners.
And when you look at his numbers with the Greyhounds, he was definitely a steal for a 9th round pick.