Arizona Coyotes Wiretap

Coyotes Add John McLean, Scott Allen To Coaching Staff

Jul 27, 2017 1:55 AM

The Coyotes hired John MacLean and Scott Allen on Wednesday as assistant coaches on Rick Tocchet's staff.

MacLean played 18 NHL seasons with four teams before becoming an assistant coach in the Devils organization for seven seasons. He was an assistant with the Hurricanes from 2011 to 2014 and served as an analyst for the NHL Network from 2015 to 2017.

A former minor league player, Allen served as an assistant coach with the Rangers from 2009 to 2012 and has held numerous coaching jobs in the minors, most recently with the San Antonio Rampage.

Tags: Phoenix Coyotes, Misc Rumor, Signing

Coyotes Sign Jordan Martinook To Two-Year, $3.6M Deal

Jul 23, 2017 1:12 AM

The Arizona Coyotes have signed restricted free-agent forward Jordan Martinook to a two-year, $3.6 million contract, avoiding arbitration.

The contract, announced Saturday, will pay Martinook $1.75 million this season and $1.85 million next year.

Tags: Phoenix Coyotes, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

Coyotes Hire Steve Patterson As President, CEO; Promote John Chayka

Jul 12, 2017 6:51 PM

The Coyotes hired Steve Patterson as president and CEO on Wednesday, hoping the longtime sports executive can help solve their ongoing arena issue.

The Coyotes have sought a new arena since the city of Glendale renegotiated a 15-year lease in 2015 and lost a partner for a new arena when Arizona State pulled out of an agreement earlier this year.

Patterson has worked as an NFL, NBA and college executive, serving key roles in designing and renovating arenas at nearly every stop.

The Coyotes also promoted GM John Chayka to president of hockey operations, a day after hiring Rick Tocchet as head coach.

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Rick Tocchet Named Coyotes' Head Coach

Jul 11, 2017 4:20 PM

Rick Tocchet, who played three seasons with the Coyotes during an 18-year NHL career, returns to the franchise as the team's new head coach.

"I'm extremely happy to be back with the Coyotes organization," Tocchet said in a statement released by the team Tuesday.

Tags: Phoenix Coyotes, Pittsburgh Penguins, Misc Rumor, Signing

Coyotes Sign Michael Latta To One-Year Deal

Jul 5, 2017 12:35 AM

The Arizona Coyotes have signed forward Michael Latta to a one-year contract.

The two-way deal was announced Tuesday.

Latta played in the AHL last season, notching five goals and 17 assists in 61 games with the Ontario Reign and Rockford IceHogs.

Tags: Phoenix Coyotes, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

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."

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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
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.


Coyotes Name Steve Sullivan Assistant GM
Steve Sullivan will oversee the amateur player development staff and serve as GM of the AHL Roadrunners.

Bettman: 'Not Giving Up On Greater Phoenix Area'
Gary Bettman warns that the Coyotes cannot make their long-term home in Glendale.

Bettman Lobbies For Coyotes Arena Closer To Phoenix
Commissioner Gary Bettman wants to keep the Coyotes in the Phoenix area, but said that Glendale is not capable of supporting the NHL franchise.

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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