One year after being selected in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft, Toms River's Cam Dineen has signed an entry-level contract with the Arizona Coyotes, General Manager John Chayka announced Monday. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Toms River North senior Cam Dineen has signed an entry-level NHL contract with the Arizona Coyotes. (Photo credit: Arizona Coyotes).

A standout defensemen for the North Bay Battalion of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) , the 18-year old Dineen registered six goals and eight assists with eight penalty minutes in 29 games this season. Last season Dineen notched 59 points, which was second among OHL defensemen. The 5-foot-11, 184-pound Dineen was selected to the OHL's all-rookie team and finished second in OHL Rookie of the Year voting for the 2015-2016 season.

Dineen left Toms River North after his freshman year to pursue his options in junior hockey, but has returned to the school where he will graduate with his class in June, according to Toms River North Athletic Coordinator Paul Barnoski.

Dineen was drafted by the Coyotes with the 68th overall pick (third round) of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.


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