Coyotes sign affiliation deal with ECHL's Rapid City Rush

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) The Arizona Coyotes signed a one-year affiliation agreement with the ECHL's Rapid City Rush on Tuesday.

The South Dakota team is entering its second season in the 28-team ECHL.

The Coyotes had been affiliated with the Gwinnett Gladiators since 2011.

In April, Arizona signed a multiyear affiliation agreement with the Springfield Falcons of the American Hockey League to serve as the team's top farm club.