Arizona Coyotes Wiretap

Coyotes Trade Murphy, Dauphin To Hawks For Hjalmarsson

Jun 23, 2017 12:42 PM

Arizona Coyotes General Manager John Chayka announced today that the Coyotes have acquired defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for defenseman Connor Murphy and forward Laurent Dauphin.

"We are very pleased to acquire Niklas," said Chayka. "He's an elite player and one of the NHL's top defenseman. He's a warrior who played a key role in Chicago's last three Stanley Cup wins. We are thrilled to have him join our team."

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Tags: Phoenix Coyotes, Chicago Blackhawks, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

Coyotes Part Ways With Coach Dave Tippett

Jun 23, 2017 1:41 AM

Dave Tippett stuck with the Arizona Coyotes through four seasons of playing without an owner, five years of losing since the franchise's greatest success in the desert and the start of a rebuilding process.

Tippett and the Coyotes mutually agreed to part ways Thursday night, a move that comes as owner Andrew Barroway revamps the franchise.

"After some thoughtful discussions with Andy, we both agreed that it was best for me to move on," Tippett in a statement. "I have thoroughly enjoyed my time with the Coyotes and wish Andy and the entire organization all the best in the future."

Tags: Phoenix Coyotes, Misc Rumor

Coyotes Trade Mike Smith To Flames For Package Of Players, Draft Pick

Jun 17, 2017 7:44 PM

Mike Smith had been a cornerstone of Arizona's franchise during six seasons in the desert, leading the Coyotes to the 2012 Western Conference finals and earning his first trip to the NHL All-Star Game last season.

The Coyotes traded their top goalie to the Flames on Saturday for the rights to unrestricted free agent goalie Chad Johnson, defensive prospect Brandon Hickey and a conditional 2018 third-round pick that could become a second-rounder if the Flames make the playoffs.

Tags: Calgary Flames, Phoenix Coyotes, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

Coyotes Acquire Nick Cousins From Flyers For 2018 Pick

Jun 17, 2017 12:34 AM

The Arizona Coyotes have acquired forward Nick Cousins from the Philadelphia Flyers.

Philadelphia got a 2018 fifth-round pick and the rights to unsigned forward prospect Brendan Warren, also sending unsigned goaltending prospect Merrick Madsen to Arizona. The teams announced the deal Friday night in advance of the trade freeze that begins Saturday afternoon before the Vegas expansion draft.

Tags: Phoenix Coyotes, Philadelphia Flyers, Expansion, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

Andrew Barroway Becomes Coyotes' Sole Owner

Jun 12, 2017 1:00 PM

Andrew Barroway has bought out the minority owners of the Arizona Coyotes and is now the team's sole owner, according to multiple reports.

Barroway is committed to keeping the Coyotes in Arizona, according to the reports.

Tags: Phoenix Coyotes, Legal, Misc Rumor

Tobias Rieder Undergoes Successful Ankle Surgery

May 28, 2017 10:29 AM

Tobias Rieder had successful surgery on his ankle and should be ready for the 2017-18 season, the team announced Saturday.

The team said Rieder will need eight to 12 weeks to recover from the procedure.

Rieder suffered the injury playing for Germany in the world championships earlier this month.


Tags: Phoenix Coyotes, Injury

Coyotes Hire Craig Cunningham As Pro Scout

May 25, 2017 11:39 AM

The Arizona Coyotes have hired Craig Cunningham as a pro scout and say he will assist with player development.

Cunningham collapsed on the ice with a cardiac disturbance before a game Nov. 19 while playing for the American Hockey League's Tucson Roadrunners and required emergency life-saving care. He had part of his left leg amputated and saw his playing career end.

Cunningham is just 26.

Chayka called Cunningham a "smart, hard-working player with an incredible passion for the game" that he believes will translate to his new job.


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Coyotes Name Steve Sullivan Assistant GM

May 19, 2017 12:43 AM

The Arizona Coyotes have named former player Steve Sullivan as an assistant to general manager John Chayka.

Sullivan will serve as GM for the Tucson Roadrunners of the AHL and oversee the Coyotes' amateur player development staff, according to news release Thursday.

Tags: Phoenix Coyotes, Misc Rumor, Signing

Bettman: 'Not Giving Up On Greater Phoenix Area'

Mar 8, 2017 1:03 PM

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman explained the reasoning behind a letter he sent to the Arizona Legislature, warning that the Coyotes cannot make their long-term home in Glendale.

"I don't want it misconstrued. We are not giving up on the Coyotes in the Greater Phoenix area," Bettman said Wednesday, after the NHL general managers meetings wrapped up for the week.

Tags: Phoenix Coyotes, Misc Rumor

Bettman Lobbies For Coyotes Arena Closer To Phoenix

Mar 8, 2017 1:44 AM

In lobbying for an Arizona Senate bill, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman has declared that "The Coyotes cannot and will not remain in Glendale."

Bettman wrote a letter to the Arizona Legislature on Tuesday advocating for Senate Bill 1149, which would establish a public-private partnership for financing a new Coyotes arena in the East Valley or downtown Phoenix.

He reaffirmed the league's commitment to keeping the Coyotes in the Phoenix area but said Glendale "is not economically capable of supporting a successful NHL franchise."

Tags: Phoenix Coyotes, Misc Rumor

NHL GMs Expected To Discuss Concussion Protocol, Video Review
Goaltenders Mike Smith and Henrik Lundqvist have been critical of the concussion protocol rule.

Coyotes Trade Hanzal, White To Wild For Downing
Both Martin Hanzal and Ryan White will become unrestricted free agents on July 1.

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Lightning Trade Morin To Coyotes For Fournier
Stefan Fournier has scored two goals with the Tucson Roadrunners of the AHL this season.

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Flames Acquire Michael Stone From Coyotes For Two Draft Picks
Michael Stone scored one goal and had nine assists in 45 games with the Coyotes this season.

Coyotes Claim Burmistrov Off Waivers From Jets
Center Alexander Burmistrov has collected two assists in 23 games with the Jets this season.

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Steve Downie Critical Of Don Cherry, Coyotes
Former NHL player Steve Downie is criticizing the culture of violence that he believes Don Cherry perpetuates in his videos.

Coyotes Send 2018 Pick To Leafs For Peter Holland
Peter Holland has scored 30 goals in 203 NHL games with the Maple Leafs and Ducks.

Coyotes Complete Deal For New Arena
The Coyotes expect the new 16,000-plus-seat area to be ready for the start of the 2019-20 season.

Tobias Rieder To Skip Coyotes Training Camp
Coyotes forward Tobias Rieder awaits a new contract, but a deal is not considered imminent.

Panthers Trade Dave Bolland, Lawson Crouse To Coyotes For Draft Picks
Dave Bolland has three years remaining on a deal that pays him $5.5M per season.

Coyotes Add Three To Staff, Including First NHL Female Coach
The Coyotes have added Mike Van Ryn, Steve Potvin, and Dawn Braid to the team's coach staff for the upcoming season.

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Coyotes Sign Radim Vrbata To One-Year Contract
Radim Vrbata scored 13 goals and had 14 assists in 63 games last season for the Canucks.

Antoine Vermette Signs Two-Year Deal With Ducks
Antoine Vermette was bought out by the Coyotes on August 1.

Wayne Gretzky Rookie Card Sells For $465K
A Wayne Gretzky rookie card sold for a hockey card record of $465,000 on Thursday night in Atlantic City.

Coyotes Buyout Antoine Vermette's Contract
Center Antoine Vermette is now an unrestricted free agent and can sign with any NHL team.

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Shane Doan Re-Signs With Arizona Coyotes
Shane Doan re-signed with the Coyotes on Tuesday, agreeing to a one-year deal of around $5M and some deferred incentives.

Source: Coyotes, Alex Goligoski Agree To New Five-Year Deal
The Coyotes acquired the negotiating rights to Alex Goligoski in a trade with the Stars last week.

Coyotes Send Letunoy, '17 Draft Pick To Sharks For Two Picks
The Coyotes acquire the Sharks' 2016 4th round pick and their 2017 3rd round draft pick.

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Coyotes Acquire Negotiating Rights For Goligoski From Stars
Coyotes send 2016 fifth-round draft pick to the Stars.

Coyotes Hire 26-Year-Old John Chayka As GM
The Coyotes are reported to name John Chayka the team's new GM on Thursday, replacing Don Maloney, who was fired in April.