April 10, 2003
SCOTTSDALE, Arizona --- Phoenix Coyotes ExecutiveVice President and General Manager Michael Barnett announced today that theCoyotes have signed free agent left wing Mike Stutzel to a one-year deal. Asper club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
This season, the 6-foot-2, 205-pound Stutzel played in 41games with Northern Michigan University (CCHA), ranking 2nd on the team inscoring with 27-15-42 and 50 PIM. The Wildcats captain led all players in goals(27), power play goals (14) and game winning goals (7). In addition, Stutzelranked 11th in the CCHA Conference in points, 2nd in goals, 2nd in power playgoals and 3rd in game winning goals.
Last season (2001-02), the 24-year-old native of Victoria,British Columbia played 40 games with Northern Michigan University, collecting16-17-33 and 20 PIM. In four seasons at NMU, Stutzel played in 126 games,recording 49-43-92.