GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Clayton Keller has lived up to lofty expectations, becoming one of Arizona's best players by his second full NHL season.

The Coyotes rewarded the skilled forward with an eight-year contract extension with an average annual salary of $7.15 million.

Slated to become a restricted free agent next year, Keller will now remain in the desert through the 2027-28 season.