GLENDALE, Ariz. - On Thursday, John Chakya announced the signing of defenseman Jalen Smereck to an entry-level contract.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The 19-year-old defenseman out of Detriot, Michigan recorded four assists and four points with the Flint Firebirds of the OHL to start the 2016-17 season.

Last season, Smereck recorded 5 goals, 20 assists and 25 points with 65 PIM in 63 games with the Oshawa Generals (OHL).

He also attended the Coyotes rookie camp this year.