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With his speed and determination, he could make an NHL roster as a forechecking torpedo on a team’s third or fourth line.


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June 2019 – Archibald did not get a qualifying offer from the Coyotes which means he becomes an unrestricted free agent.  Jokke Nevalainen

August 2018- Archibald showed pretty well as a bottom-six winger with the Coyotes, his speed fitting in perfect with coach Rick Tocchet’s system. He posted five goals and 11 points in 39 games with the Yotes, not huge numbers but solid for a third or fourth line winger. Archibald also showed his feisty side posting 25 penalty minutes. He’s expected to play a similar role with the Coyotes in 2018-19 but needs to have a strong training camp or he could find himself a frequent healthy scratch or in the AHL once again. Keith Duggan

December 2017- Archibald has been traded to the Coyotes along with goalie Sean Maguire and a 2019 sixth-round draft pick for goaltender Michael Leighton and a 2019 fourth-round draft pick. He played three scoreless games with the Pens this season and appeared in six contests with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the AHL where Archibald posted one goal and three points. Never really able to crack a roster spot in Pittsburgh, he could earn himself a bottom-six role in Arizona, especially having familiarity with Coyotes coach Rick Tocchet from his time as a assistant with the Penguins. Keith Duggan

October 2017 – Pittsburgh’s fifth RW behind Kessel, Sheary, Hornqvist and Reaves, Archibald has been a healthy scratch through the first nine games. Hornqvist is a UFA after this season, but Daniel Sprong is pounding on the door, so Archibald will likely have to wait for an injury or a demotion to the AHL to get some mean