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Coyotes Assign Cunningham to Springfield

The Arizona Coyotes announced that they have assigned forward Craig Cunningham to their American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate Springfield Falcons.

Cunningham, 25, recorded 0-1-1 and averaged 9:58 of ice time in the nine games played with the Coyotes.  In 62 career NHL games, he has notched three goals and five assists, along with six penalty minutes.

The native of Trail, British Columbia has registered eight goals and eight assists for a total of 16 points, along with 14 penalty minutes (PIM) in his 21 played games with the Falcons thus far this season. In 268 career American Hockey League games, Cunningham has 83 goals and 77 assists for 160 points and 108 penalty minutes going back to the 2011-12 season with the Providence Bruins.

Cunningham was originally drafted by the Boston Bruins in the fourth round (97th overall) in the 2010 NHL Draft. He was acquired by the Coyotes, off waivers, from Boston on March 2, 2015.

Before turning pro Cunningham played for the Vancouver Giants and the Portland Winterhawks of the Western Hockey League (WHL) where he played in 330 games and produced 264 points (103 goals and 161 assists) along with 272 penalty minutes and had a plus 50. Was named to the 2009-10 WHL (West) First All-Star Team.

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