Phoenix re-sign Picard

Phoenix Coyotes announced a one-year extension of 24-year-old left wing Alexandre Picard’s contract. Last March Picard was acquired in a trade with the Columbus Blue Jackets and sent to Phoenix’s San Antonio AHL affiliate, where he had nine goals and six assists in 16 games. Picard was taken in the first round of the 2004 draft by Columbus. He played 67 games for the Blue Jackets, scoring no goals, with two assists and 58 penalty minutes.