Arizona Coyotes Wiretap

Coyotes Acquire Nick Schmaltz From Blackhawks

Nov 26, 2018 2:18 AM

The Arizona Coyotes acquired center Nick Schmaltz from the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday in exchange for forwards Dylan Strome and Brendan Perlini.

All three players in the deal are former first-round draft picks.

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

Radim Vrbata Retires After 16 NHL Seasons

Oct 1, 2018 2:40 PM

Radim Vrbata, who played 16 seasons in the NHL for seven teams, announced his retirement.

The 37-year-old from the Czech Republic scored more than 20 or more goals in a season six times, including a career-high 35 for Phoenix in 2011-12. He scored 31 for the Canucks in 2014-15 and made his only All-Star appearance that season.

Tags: Phoenix Coyotes, Vancouver Canucks, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

Blackhawks, Coyotes In Seven-Player Deal

Jul 12, 2018 6:05 PM

The Chicago Blackhawks cleared cap space by trading Marian Hossa's contract to the Arizona Coyotes, and they got someone familiar in return.

In a seven-player deal that also included two draft picks, the Blackhawks received forward Marcus Kruger who was with Chicago from 2010 to 2017 and won two Stanley Cups.

The Blackhawks also sent young winger Vinnie Hinostroza and defenseman Jordan Oesterle to the Coyotes and received prospects MacKenzie Entwistle and Jordan Maletta and AHL player Andrew Campbell. Chicago sends a third-round pick in the 2019 draft and gets a fifth-round selection in the same draft.

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

Coyotes Promote Ahron Cohen To Team President, CEO

Jul 4, 2018 1:15 AM

The Arizona Coyotes have promoted Ahron Cohen to team president and CEO.

Cohen, who's promotion was announced on Tuesday, has served a variety of leadership roles in four years with the organization. He replaces former Arizona State and Texas athletic director Steve Patterson, who will advise the team as a consultant while pursuing outside business ventures.

Tags: Phoenix Coyotes, Misc Rumor

Coyotes Trade Max Domi To Canadiens For Alex Galchenyuk

Jun 16, 2018 1:26 AM

Max Domi had been a cornerstone of the Arizona Coyotes' rebuilding project in the desert. He was young, feisty, skilled and had a great hockey pedigree.

Now the Coyotes have a new, young cornerstone who also happens to fill a need at center after trading Domi to the Montreal Canadiens for Alex Galchenyuk on Friday night.

Tags: Phoenix Coyotes, Montreal Canadiens, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

Hurricanes Trade Marcus Kruger To Coyotes For Jordan Martinook

May 4, 2018 2:21 AM

The Carolina Hurricanes have acquired left wing Jordan Martinook from the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for center Marcus Kruger.

Under terms of the deal announced Thursday, the teams also swapped later-round draft picks and the Hurricanes will retain 10 percent of Kruger's salary, or about $300,000 of the roughly $3 million Kruger is set to make in 2018-19.

Tags: Carolina Hurricanes, Phoenix Coyotes, Official Trade, Trade Rumor

Coyotes Sign Antti Raanta Through 2020-21

Apr 7, 2018 2:31 AM

Antti Raanta handled injuries, a scorpion infestation, and a minor car wreck in his first season as a starting NHL goaltender.

Battling through all that earned him a three-year contract that makes him the Coyotes' franchise goalie for the foreseeable future. Raanta is scheduled to earn $12.75 million over the life of the deal that keeps him under contract through the 2020-21 season.

Tags: Phoenix Coyotes, Misc Rumor, Signing

NHL Names Karlsson, Raanta, Eichel 'Three Stars'

Apr 2, 2018 2:08 PM

Vegas Golden Knights center William Karlsson, Arizona Coyotes goaltender Antti Raanta and Buffalo Sabres center Jack Eichel have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending April 1.

Karlsson led the NHL with 3-6-9, including a pair of shorthanded goals, in four games as the Pacific Division champion Golden Knights (50-22-7, 107 points) became the first modern-era expansion team from any of the four North American professional sports leagues to start from scratch and finish first in its division (excluding mergers and all-expansion divisions). 

Raanta went 3-0-0 with a 1.00 goals-against average, .964 save percentage and one shutout as the Coyotes (28-40-11, 67 points) won three of their four games for the week to improve to 16-8-2 dating to Feb. 8. 

Eichel placed second in the NHL with 3-5-8 in three games to help the Sabres (25-41-12, 62 points) pick up a pair of victories. He scored twice, including the winning goal, in a 3-2 triumph over the Toronto Maple Leafs March 26 before adding another goal in a 6-3 loss to the Detroit Red Wings March 29. 


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Tags: Vegas, Phoenix Coyotes, Buffalo Sabres, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

Jackets Trade John Ramage To Coyotes

Jan 22, 2018 2:37 PM

The Blue Jackets have traded defenseman John Ramage to the Coyotes in exchange for future considerations, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today.

Ramage, 26, has registered two goals and seven assists for nine points with 37 penalty minutes in 33 American Hockey League games with the Cleveland Monsters this season. He has skated in one game with the Blue Jackets in 2015-16 and added 14-47-61 and 171 penalty minutes in 170 games with the Monsters since signing as a free agent with Columbus on July 3, 2015.

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Tags: Columbus Blue Jackets, Phoenix Coyotes, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

Blackhawks Acquire Anthony Duclair, Adam Clendening From Coyotes

Jan 11, 2018 2:26 AM

The Chicago Blackhawks acquired winger Anthony Duclair from the Arizona Coyotes after he reportedly requested a trade from the team.

The Blackhawks shipped forwards Richard Panik and Laurent Dauphin to the Coyotes for Duclair and defenseman Adam Clendening.

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

Coyotes Acquire Ryan Kujawinski From Devils
The Coyotes have traded Michael Latta to the Devils for Ryan Kujawinski.

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Lightning Acquire Louis Domingue From Coyotes
The Lightning have sent Michael Leighton and Tye McGinn to the Coyotes.

Coyotes Send Draft Pick To Devils For Scott Wedgewood
Goaltender Scott Wedgewood was originally drafted by the Devils in the third round of the 2010 Draft.

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Winless Coyotes Aren't Pushing Panic Button
The Coyotes are 0-8-1 under GM John Chayka and are at the very bottom of the NHL standings.

Golden Knights Win Emotional Home Opener
The Vegas Golden Knights beat the Coyotes 5-2 on Tuesday night to become the first expansion team to start 3-0.

Vegas Golden Knights Open NHL Season 2-0
The Golden Knights beat the Coyotes 2-1 in overtime on Saturday night.

Coyotes Trade McGinn To Panthers For Demers
Defenseman Jason Demers scored nine goals and had 19 assists for the Panthers last season.

Shane Doan Retires After 21 NHL Seasons
Shane Doan has only played for the Coyotes, dating back to before the franchise moved from Winnipeg.

Coyotes Add John McLean, Scott Allen To Coaching Staff
John McLean played 18 NHL seasons with four teams becoming an assistant coach with the Devils for seven seasons.

Coyotes Sign Jordan Martinook To Two-Year, $3.6M Deal
The Coyotes signed Jordan Martinook on Saturday, avoiding arbitration with the free-agent forward.

Coyotes Hire Steve Patterson As President, CEO; Promote John Chayka
The Coyotes hope that Steve Patterson can help solve their ongoing arena issue.

Rick Tocchet Named Coyotes' Head Coach
Rick Tocchet played three seasons with the Coyotes during his 18-year NHL career.

Coyotes Sign Michael Latta To One-Year Deal
Michael Latta played in the AHL last season with the Ontario Reign and the Rockford IceHogs.

Coyotes Trade Murphy, Dauphin To Hawks For Hjalmarsson
The Coyotes have acquired defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson from the Blackhawks.

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Coyotes Part Ways With Coach Dave Tippett
Dave Tippett and the Coyotes mutually agreed to part ways Thursday night.

Coyotes Trade Mike Smith To Flames For Package Of Players, Draft Pick
The Coyotes acquire free agent goalie Chad Johnson prospect Brandon Hickey, and a 2018 draft pick from the Flames.

Coyotes Acquire Nick Cousins From Flyers For 2018 Pick
The Flyers receive a 2018 fifth-round draft pick and the rights to prospect Brendan Warren, and also sending Merrick Madsen to the Coyotes.

Andrew Barroway Becomes Coyotes' Sole Owner
Andrew Barroway is committed to keeping the Coyotes in Arizona.

Tobias Rieder Undergoes Successful Ankle Surgery
Tobias Rieder suffered the injury playing for Germany in the world championships earlier this month.


Coyotes Hire Craig Cunningham As Pro Scout
Craig Cunningham collapsed on the ice with a cardiac disturbance before a game Nov. 19.