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Center Jeff Halpern made his debut for his eight National Hockey League team on Tuesday in Phoenix when the Coyotes took on the Ottawa Senators.

Halpern skated on the fourth line and also saw time on the Coyotes' second penalty kill unit. Though he didn't post a point, Halpern's veteran play was clear and his decision making impressed the Coyotes.

"I thought Halpern was really good for us tonight," head coach Dave Tippett said after the game. "He was really strong on the faceoffs. It was his first game. That's kind of what I expected from him."

In total, Halpern saw 8:30 of ice time. He won eight of the nine faceoffs he was involved in. He also had one hit, one blocked shot and sent a first period shot wide of the net.

Halpern signed a one-year, two-way deal with the Coyotes on Saturday.

Carter Nacke, Web Content Editor -

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