Lafayette Hill’s Sam Lipkin signed by the NHL’s Arizona Coyotes in three-year, entry level contract

The Arizona Coyotes announced on April 4th that the team had signed Lafayette Hill native Sam Lipkin to a three-year, entry-level contract. Lipkin will now report to the Tucson Roadrunners, the Coyotes’ AHL affiliated team. Lipkin was drafted by the Coyotes in the seventh round (223rd overall) in the 2021 NHL Draft.

“We are pleased to sign Sam Lipkin and have him join our organization,” said Coyotes’ General Manager Bill Armstrong. “Sam is a big, skilled, two-way forward who had a very successful college career. We look forward to continuing to watch his development.”

Lipkin recorded 15-20-35 and 37 penalty minutes in 39 games with Quinnipiac University in 2023-24. The 6-foot-2, 192-pound forward also scored four power-play goals, had two short-handed goals and tallied 11 multi-point games. 

Lipkin finished the 2022-23 college campaign second on the team in scoring with 14-29-43 in 39 games and won the ECAC Rookie of the Year. He tallied the primary assist on the game-winning goal in overtime of the National Championship Game to help Quinnipiac win its first ever NCAA title against the University of Minnesota.

Lipkin also played 93 games over three seasons with the Chicago Steel in the USHL, recording 39-43-82 between 2019-2022. He helped the Steel win the USHL championship with current Coyotes forward Josh Doan in 2020-21. 

Lipkin is a graduate of La Salle College High School.

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