Schmaltz ready to bounce back with Coyotes

GLENDALE, AZ – Nick Schmaltz showed the Arizona Coyotes what he could do in a handful of games last season before sustaining a season-ending lower-body injury in late December.

Now the 23-year-old forward, who the Coyotes acquired in a trade with the Chicago Blackhawks on Nov. 25, 2018, for forwards Dylan Strome and Brendan Perlini, is healthy heading into the first season of a seven-year contract he signed in March and said he isn’t overwhelmed by the expectations that come with it.