Arizona Coyotes Wiretap

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

Mar 6, 2017 1:07 AM

When a collision knocked Mike Smith's mask off, the Coyotes goaltender was less than pleased when he was told a few minutes later he had no choice but to leave the game.

One of the NHL's central spotters in New York made that call to trainer Jason Serbus, and in accordance with the league's concussion protocol, Smith's departure was mandatory.

"Mike didn't want to come out, but that's what was going to be done," coach Dave Tippett said. "I'm interested to see how that one goes in an overtime in playoffs or something like that. We'll see how teams react to that one."

The playoffs are a month away, and teams are already not reacting well to concussion protocol for goalies, which is why it's one of the topics that general managers are expected to discuss at their annual March meeting beginning Monday in Boca Raton, Florida. Smith and Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist are among those who have so far been critical of the rule.

Tags: New York Rangers, Phoenix Coyotes, Misc Rumor

Coyotes Trade Hanzal, White To Wild For Downing

Feb 27, 2017 1:04 AM

Coyotes GM John Chayka announced today that the Coyotes have traded forwards Martin Hanzal and Ryan White and a 2017 fourth round choice to the Wild in exchange for a 2017 first round draft choice, a 2018 second round draft choice and a 2019 conditional fourth round draft choice. In addition, the Coyotes have acquired forward Grayson Downing. Both Hanzal and White will become unrestricted free agents on July 1, 2017.

"On behalf of the entire organization, we would like to thank Martin for all of his contributions to the Coyotes on and off the ice over the past 10 seasons," said Chayka. "We wish him the best of the luck in the future."

Press Release

Tags: Phoenix Coyotes, Minnesota Wild, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

Lightning Trade Morin To Coyotes For Fournier

Feb 25, 2017 6:29 PM

The Tampa Bay Lightning have acquired right wing Stefan Fournier from the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for right wing Jeremy Morin, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced today.

Fournier has played in 29 games with the Tucson Roadrunners this season, recording two goals and four points. He has played in 139 career AHL games with the Roadrunners, St. John’s IceCaps, Springfield Falcons and Hamilton Bulldogs. The 24-year-old has also played in 18 career ECHL games with the Wheeling Nailers and the Brampton Beast, notching six points.

Press Release

Tags: Tampa Bay Lightning, Phoenix Coyotes, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

Flames Acquire Michael Stone From Coyotes For Two Draft Picks

Feb 21, 2017 2:12 AM

The Flames have acquired defenseman Michael Stone from the Coyotes in exchange for a third-round draft pick and a conditional fifth-round pick.

The Coyotes retain half of Stone's salary and cap hit, sources told ESPN. Stone is a pending unrestricted free agent on July 1, and if he re-signs with Calgary, the Coyotes get the fifth-round pick in 2018. The third-round pick is in the 2017 draft.

Stone, 26, has one goal and nine assists in 45 games this season.

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

Coyotes Claim Burmistrov Off Waivers From Jets

Jan 3, 2017 2:01 AM

Coyotes General Manager John Chayka announced today that the Coyotes have claimed center Alexander Burmistrov off waivers from the Jets.

"We are pleased to acquire Alexander through the waiver process," said Chayka. "He's someone our scouts identified as having greater potential than he has currently shown. We're hopeful a change will help his game."

Burmistrov has collected two assists in 23 games with the Jets this season and has registered 30-51-81 in 298 career NHL games

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Tags: Phoenix Coyotes, Winnipeg Jets, Misc Rumor, Waiver

Steve Downie Critical Of Don Cherry, Coyotes

Dec 24, 2016 1:51 AM

Former NHL forward Steve Downie went on a lengthy Twitter rant Friday night, taking aim at hockey commentator Don Cherry and the Arizona Coyotes.

Downie, who played parts of eight seasons in the NHL, criticized the culture of violence that he believes Cherry perpetuates through his "Rock 'Em Sock 'Em" series of videos.

Tags: Phoenix Coyotes, Philadelphia Flyers, Misc Rumor

Coyotes Send 2018 Pick To Leafs For Peter Holland

Dec 10, 2016 2:33 AM

The Arizona Coyotes acquired center Peter Holland from the Toronto Maple Leafs on Friday for a 2018 conditional draft choice.

The 25-year-old Holland had an assist in eight games with Toronto this season. He has 30 goals and 40 assists in 203 NHL games with Toronto and Anaheim.

Tags: Phoenix Coyotes, Toronto Maple Leafs, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

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.

Coyotes Fire GM Don Maloney
The Coyotes missed the NHL playoffs for the fourth straight season.

Avs Send Three Players To Coyotes For Mikkel Boedker
The Coyotes receive Alex Tanguary, Conner Bleackley, and Kyle Wood in the deal with the Avalanche.

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Coyotes Claim Jiri Sekac Off Waivers From Hawks
Jiri Sekac has appeared in 97 career NHL games with the Blackhawks, Ducks, and Canadiens.

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Canadiens Acquire John Scott, Victor Bartley From Coyotes
John Scott has played for six NHL teams since his debut in 2008.

NHL Names Quick, Doan, Letang 'Three Stars'
Jonathan Quick went 4-0-0 to help the Kings extend their winning streak to five games.

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Doan Scores Twice To Become Coyotes' Career Scoring Leader
Shane Doan passes Dale Hawerchuk to become the Coyotes all-time leading scorer.

Coyotes Place John Scott On Waivers
John Scott is currently the NHL's leading vote-getter for the All-Star Game.