Glendale, AZ (Sports Network) - The Phoenix Coyotes have re-signed left wing Alexandre Picard to a one-year contract.

As per team policy, no terms of the deal were announced.

Picard was acquired by the Coyotes from Columbus on March 3 but did not appear for the team in an NHL game.

He played in nine games for the Blue Jackets before the deal and did not score.

In 67 NHL games over the last five seasons, all with Columbus, he has recorded two assists. The Blue Jackets made him the 8th overall pick in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.