Coyotes sign Lawson Crouse to 5-year deal: They're putting a lot of faith in me
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Lawson Crouse signed a multi-year contract (5 years) with the Arizona Coyotes. Crouse couldn't hide his happiness after everything. He is especially happy that the club has shown him trust and because they believe in him. "It's a great feeling, the feeling of being wanted somewhere for that amount of time is huge," Crouse said, as quoted by NHL.com "They're putting a lot of faith in me, so I'm going to do everything that I can do and make this team a better team and come out on top." Lawson had many great games last season.
His statistics say a lot: 20 goals and 34 points in 65 games "I think it showed what I'm capable of doing," Crouse said. "As a player, I believe in myself. I feel that I can continue to grow on what I did last year, so it's exciting.
It's good times for myself and the Coyotes going forward and looking forward to everything that's in store." Arizona general manager Bill Armstrong is happy about Crouse's contract extension and expects a lot from him. "We are very pleased to sign Lawson to a long-term contract," Bill said. "He is a big, strong, skilled power forward and we look forward to him being a big part of our future."
Lawson Crouse on his expectations
Crouse is already focused on the next season and does not want to listen to what others have to say.
He believes that the team needs unity. There are great expectations from him and from the Coyotes. "A lot of eagerness, I think that's probably the right word," Crouse said talking about the new seasons. "You hear of all these talks off the ice, but at the end of the day our job is to go out there and play hockey and hockey players are competitive people by nature, so we're going to put our best foot forward each and every night.
I think we'll probably just try and do our best to block our minds and our ears out from the outside noise and just go out there and try and win hockey games. That's really all we can control. We can't control what's being said about us in the outside world.
It's just about focusing on hockey, our group trying to become better. That's really all we can do. "I believe in the core of our team and I want to come out of this rebuild on top. We want to be a Stanley Cup team and I believe we can.
We just got to work through it and it's not always going to be easy, but nothing good in life does come easy. So in the end it all be worth it."- he concluded.