Arizona Coyotes general manager Don Maloney confirmed Tuesday that he has signed the Coyotes’ second-round pick, 20th overall, in the 2017 NHL Draft to a one-year, two-way contract.
Maloney said he had “two conversations” with Arizona general manager Doug Wilson about the contract.
The 23-year-old Carpenter, who was named the AHL’s rookie of the year in 2015-16, has played in nine games with the Coyotes and recorded three assists and five penalty minutes.
The 6-foot-4, 206-pound native of Edmonton, Alberta, has recorded 13 goals and 23 assists for 37 points with the Oilers this season.
Carpenter has played with the Calgary Flames, Florida Panthers, New Jersey Devils, Nashville Predators and Toronto Maple Leafs.
He was acquired by the Coyotes in the trade that sent veteran goaltender Brian Elliott to the Philadelphia Flyers.