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Utah re-signs Hayton to 2-year, $5.3M contract

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The Utah Hockey Club re-signed restricted free-agent center Barrett Hayton to a two-year contract carrying an average annual value of $2.65 million, the team announced Monday.

Hayton is coming off a down season riddled with injuries, recording just three goals and seven assists in 33 games. He enjoyed a breakout campaign in 2022-23, notching 19 goals and 24 helpers in 82 contests.

"We are very pleased to sign Barrett to an extension," Utah general manager Bill Armstrong said. "Barrett is a reliable two-way center who is strong in the faceoff circle and is a great complement down the middle to our high-skilled forwards. We look forward to having him back with our organization."

Hayton projects to compete for a top-six center role for Utah's inaugural campaign.

The Arizona Coyotes drafted Hayton fifth overall in 2018.

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