Coyotes Rumors & News

  • Vrbata ( four points) helps Coyotes past Lightning

    The Sports Xchange "GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Arizona Coyotes made a free-agent splash this offseason by signing defenseman Alex Goligoski and forward Jamie McGinn, but their bargain shopping for a familiar face is paying the biggest dividends this season. Veteran right winger Radim Vrbata matched a career high..." January 22

  • Some NHL stars are packing less punch this season; why?

    USA Today "Jamie Benn, a scoring champion in 2014-15 and 41-goal scorer last season, has 11 goals in 43 games this season. Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews, averaging 28 goals per season in his career, has seven this season. Future Hall of Famer Joe Thornton has scored only three goals and each..." January 21

  • Niederreiter powers Wild over Coyotes

    The Sports Xchange "ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Two quick goals by the Arizona Coyotes proved the Minnesota Wild would be in for another unexpectedly tough home game. The two game-tying goals in the second period also provided the waking jolt Minnesota needed this time. Nino Niederreiter scored twice on the power..." January 20

  • Coyotes send Duclair down to AHL

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Arizona Coyotes sent prospect forward Anthony Duclair down to the Tucson Roadrunners, reports AZ Central’s Sarah McLellan. Duclair’s demotion opens up a roster spot for Ryan White, who returns tonight after missing 11 games with a lower body injury. Duclair has struggled this season,..." January 20

  • NHL announces details of the 2017 All-Star Skills Competition

    Sportsnet "The NHL All-Star skills competition is coming up in Los Angeles on Jan. 28 at 7:00 p.m. ET and on Thursday, the league announced details of the event. The following events will be part of this year’s skills competition: · Gatorade NHL Skills Challenge Relay™ · Honda NHL Four Line..." January 19

  • Pavelec, Jets trip up Coyotes

    The Sports Xchange "WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- Ondrej Pavelec returned from AHL purgatory to help the Winnipeg Jets halt a four-game losing streak with a 6-3 victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Wednesday night at the MTS Centre. The 29-year-old Czech stopped 30 shots -- more than one of the spectacular variety -- to..." January 18

  • A statistical look at the 2016-17 Selke candidates

    Fanrag Sports "Halfway through the NHL season, it’s pretty obvious who some of the awards favorites are. Unless Auston Matthews falls off the face of the earth, he’s likely to be taking home the Calder Trophy in June. The same can be said of Brent Burns and the Norris Trophy, as he’s on pace to top Erik..." January 18

  • Goalie tears into Coyotes after loss at Edmonton

    The Sports Xchange "EDMONTON, Alberta -- Goalie Mike Smith is the lone NHL All-Star from the Arizona Coyotes, a team that sits in last place in the Pacific Division with just 13 wins in 43 games this season. He put on another All-Star performance Monday, making a series of spectacular saves to keep his team..." January 17

  • Shane Doan isn’t asking to be traded by Coyotes, but isn’t saying no either

    Pro Hockey Talk "Imagine, for a second, Shane Doan wearing another team’s jersey. Apparently it’s not out of the question. During the weekend, Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reported that Doan would be willing to waive his no-trade clause for the right situation. Despite his 1,500+ games with the Jets/Coyotes,..." January 17

  • Bernier, Ducks shut out Coyotes

    The Sports Xchange "GLENDALE, Ariz. -- If the Anaheim Ducks' New Year's resolution was simply to win games, they are staying remarkably true to their promise. Hampus Lindholm scored early in the first period, Nick Ritchie added an insurance goal and backup goalie Jonathan Bernier made 26 saves for his 13th..." January 15

  • Coyotes’ Shane Doan would be willing to accept a trade

    Sportsnet "Shane Doan and the Arizona Coyotes go way back. But if Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman is to be believed, the possibility is there that Doan could play for another team before the season ends. “[The Coyotes] are looking at it like, ‘You know, he’s not going to be here forever, we have to see..." January 15

  • Perlini scores twice as Coyotes defeat Jets

    The Sports Xchange "GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Coyotes coach Dave Tippett was joking Thursday about the scoring streak that rookie left winger Brendan Perlini was on after Perlini netted a hat trick in a one-game re-assignment to Tucson of the American Hockey League during Arizona's bye week. "He just wandered down,..." January 14

  • Fighting not part of Domi's game, says father Tie

    Sportsnet "When Max Domi, arguably the best offensive player on the Arizona Coyotes, broke his hand fighting occasional Calgary Flame Garnet Hathaway, Dad was watching. (And you can watch above.) “I didn’t have to say too much to Max. He knows,” Tie Domi told me at the Centennial Classic. He was shaking..." January 14

  • NHL unveils jerseys for All-Star Game "The National Hockey League's Centennial, the Los Angeles Kings' 50th anniversary, previous NHL All-Star Games and the Hollywood setting all influenced the design of the jerseys that will be worn during the 2017 Honda NHL® All-Star Game at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Jan. 29. All..." January 11

  • NHL announces 2017 All-Star rosters

    Sportsnet "The NHL released its 2017 All-Star Game rosters on Tuesday. A fan vote determined each division’s team captain, the results of which were released last week. The four head coaches for all-star weekend will be Michel Therrien of the Montreal Canadiens (Atlantic), Bruce Boudreau of the..." January 10

  • Friedman points out which NHL teams are hungry to make trades

    Fanrag Sports "Somebody. Anybody. Make some trades. Hockey fans are anxiously waiting for even a trickle of trade activity in the National Hockey League, but it’s been gravely disappointing on that front for awhile. “I have to tell you, I think there’s teams that really want to do something,” explained..." January 10

  • Coyotes snap nine-game slide with SO victory

    The Sports Xchange "GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Arizona Coyotes felt like they deserved a better fate in the latter stages of their nine-game losing streak. It took nearly 60 minutes for the fates to agree Saturday against the New York Islanders, but a steady diet of hard work finally paid off for Arizona. Brendan..." January 08

  • Kase scores in OT to lift Ducks over Coyotes

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Ondrej Kase was among the players who headed to the locker room in pain Friday night, but the Anaheim rookie didn't stay gone for long, returning to score in overtime and lift the Ducks to a 3-2 victory against visiting Arizona at Honda Center. "He's one of those guys that..." January 07

  • Cunningham had part of left leg amputated to ensure recovery

    ESPN "It was past midnight ET, and the conversation with Craig Cunningham was winding down. He made a simple request: Don't focus on the amputation -- not when there are so many positives to highlight, so many people to thank, a life to live. When a guy defies death, when he makes a miraculous..." January 06

  • Miller, Canucks shut out Coyotes 3-0

    The Sports Xchange "VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- The Vancouver Canucks are riding a wave of confidence into the new year. The Canucks got third-period goals from Brandon Sutter and Bo Horvat, and a shutout performance from goaltender Ryan Miller, for a 3-0 win over the Arizona Coyotes Wednesday night to..." January 05

  • Arizona Coyotes' Martin Hanzal playing through uncertainty

    Arizona Republic "The first one was disallowed, his stick higher than the crossbar when it connected with the shot to send the puck ducking behind Flames goalie Brian Elliott last Saturday. Two periods later, though, Coyotes center Martin Hanzal again got a piece of a shot and this one counted – the team’s..." January 05

  • Are the NHL outdoor games still must-see TV?

    Yardbarker "The plan here for New Year’s Day was about the same as it has been for the last couple of years: Curl up into a ball and watch the first of the NHL outdoor games until the NYE-induced champagne headache finally faded. A couple years ago, there was a sizable amount of people that did the exact..." January 03

  • Arizona Coyotes Claim Burmistrov Off Waivers

    My Toba "The Arizona Coyotes have claimed former Winnipeg Jet Alexander Burmistrov off waivers. As MyToba’s Scott Taylor wrote yesterday, “There was a time when the Atlanta Thrashers/Winnipeg Jets had so much hope for Alexan" January 02

  • Coyotes' DeAngelo suspended 3 games for abuse of official

    Arizona Sports "The NHL has suspended Arizona Coyotes rookie Anthony DeAngelo three games for physical abuse of an official. The defenseman attempted to shove linesman David Brisebois’ arms off him while arguing with the official Saturday night in a 4-2 loss to the Calgary Flames. The action earned DeAngelo a..." January 02

  • Frolik, Elliott help Flames frolic past Coyotes

    The Sports Xchange "CALGARY, Alberta -- It's safe to say that Michael Frolik likes playing against the Arizona Coyotes. Frolik had a goal and an assist to lead the Calgary Flames to a 4-2 victory over the Coyotes on Saturday night at the Scotiabank Saddledome. It was his first goal in 21 games since he..." January 01

  • Special teams powers Rangers past Coyotes

    The Sports Xchange "GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Special teams have been a strong point for the New York Rangers, and an Achilles' heel for the Arizona Coyotes this season. That was the simple storyline in New York's 6-3 win on Thursday at Gila River Arena. New York scored four power-play goals in seven opportunities,..." December 30

  • Spezza, Benn lift Stars past Coyotes

    The Sports Xchange "GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Dallas Stars coach Lindy Ruff has been harping all season on the need for his best players to play like his best players as the team attempts to survive a rash of injuries to its forward group. Ruff got the lift he needed from the Stars' stars in a 3-2 win over the Arizona..." December 28

  • Arizona Coyotes' results indicate start of rebuild

    Arizona Republic "Paring the roster of veterans at the NHL trade deadline two seasons ago was the unofficial start to the Coyotes’ rebuild, a decision that bolstered the prospect pool and created opportunities for the young up-and-comers the team identified as vital to future success. The ensuing campaign in..." December 27

  • Komarov, Matthews lead Leafs to win in Arizona

    The Sports Xchange "GLENDALE, Ariz. -- It was Auston Matthews night on Friday in Arizona, but Toronto Maple Leafs teammate Leo Komarov stole the show. The Leafs left winger had his fourth and fifth goals of the season and Matthews assisted on Connor Brown's goal as Toronto defeated the Arizona Coyotes 4-1 at..." December 24

  • Steve Downie tees off on Don Cherry, Coyotes in Twitter rant

    CBC Sports "Former NHLer Steve Downie went on a Twitter rant Friday, calling out everything from the Arizona Coyotes to the NHL's approach to concussions to hockey commentator Don Cherry. Downie, who played 26 games for the Coyotes last season before being placed on waivers and is currently unsigned,..." December 24

  • Oilers finally find way to beat Coyotes

    The Sports Xchange "GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Edmonton Oilers coach Todd McLellan always wants his team to start strong, but it was especially important on Wednesday in Arizona. The Coyotes were 21-0-4 against the Oilers in the teams' last 25 meetings and Coyotes goalie Mike Smith owned a 15-1-1 lifetime record against..." December 22

  • Chayka: Coyotes ‘open to all options’ leading to trade deadline

    Fanrag Sports "The Arizona Coyotes will have a lot of money potentially coming off the books this summer, which can give the team important flexibility moving forward. Scrolling down CapFriendly’s chart, the Coyotes’ list of UFAs will include Shane Doan ($3,876,134), Martin Hanzal ($3,100,00), Radim Vrbata..." December 22

  • Cunningham discusses near-death incident during AHL game

    Yardbarker "In a mid-November AHL game between the Tucson Roadroadrunners and Manitoba Moose, Tuscon captain Craig Cunningham collapsed before puck drop. Cunningham was rushed to the hospital via ambulance and since then there haven’t been many big updates regarding his health. Until now." December 21

  • Flames revive power play in 4-2 win over Coyotes

    The Sports Xchange "GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Calgary general manager Brad Treliving cited his club's special teams play as a key issue in the Flames' 5-10-1 start this season. That area is no longer a problem. Mikael Backlund, Troy Brouwer and Kris Versteeg scored power-play goals, and a shaky Brian Elliott..." December 20

  • Craig Cunningham 'recovering well' month after collapse

    Tuscon "Tucson Roadrunners winger Craig Cunningham heart stopped on the Tucson Arena ice shortly before the team's Nov. 19 game against the Manitoba Moose. For weeks, he was said to be critically ill. Wednesday, the Roadrunners' 26-year-old captain will sit in the front of Kiewit Auditorium at the..." December 20

  • Wild top Coyotes, stretch winning streak to seven

    The Sports Xchange "ST. PAUL, Minn. -- When a team is on a roll, it takes contributions from up and down the roster to maintain a streak. The Minnesota Wild benefited from a pair of unlikely players stepping up to play big roles in extending its winning streak to seven games. Backup goaltender Darcy Keumper..." December 17

  • Holland gets revenge as Coyotes edge Maple Leafs

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- Peter Holland could not find playing time with the Toronto Maple Leafs. After appearing in only two games in November and eight on the season overall, the Maple Leafs traded the 25-year-old center to the Arizona Coyotes last Friday. On Thursday night, in his second game with..." December 15

  • Coyotes’ Max Domi out indefinitely after hand surgery

    Sportsnet "Arizona Coyotes forward Max Domi will be out indefinitely after undergoing successful hand surgery, the team announced Tuesday. Domi hurt his hand in a fight with Garnet Hathaway of the Calgary Flames on Dec. 8." December 14

  • The Coyotes are worth watching… for potential trades

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Arizona Coyotes (9-14-5) have just one win in their last eight games. They are 29th in goals for, and 29th in goals against. Last night, they got embarrassed, 7-0, in Pittsburgh. In other words, it’s only December, but there’s little hope of a playoff berth for the Desert Dogs, even in a..." December 13

  • McGinn scores twice in Coyotes' win over Detroit

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- What a difference a day makes for the Arizona Coyotes. Jamie McGinn scored two goals to lead the Coyotes to a 4-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night at Joe Louis Arena. That came a night after Arizona was beaten 7-0 by the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh..." December 13

  • Murray, Penguins shut out Coyotes 7-0

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- Sidney Crosby ended the night with some stitches, and Matt Murray had to stop a couple of breakaways. Other than that, the Pittsburgh Penguins were mostly unscathed. That is the way it goes when a team wins a season-high six games in a row, scores 35 goals doing it, and faces a..." December 12

  • Coyotes claim Josh Jooris off waivers from Rangers

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Arizona Coyotes have had some issues down the middle of their lineup this season and have attempted to address them anyway they can over the past couple of days. After adding Peter Holland in a trade from the Toronto Maple Leafs late in the week, the team made another roster move on Sunday..." December 11

  • Coyotes' Chayka: Holland acquisition was worth the risk

    Arizona Republic "Center ice was probably always going to be a work in progress for the Coyotes as they transitioned rookies into the position and supported them with only two returning veterans. But losing Brad Richardson indefinitely after he suffered fractured tibia and fibula bones in his right leg last..." December 11

  • Coyotes' Domi week to week with upper-body injury

    The Hockey News "Domi did not play another shift following his fight during the second period of Thursday night's overtime loss to the Calgary Flames. The Arizona Coyotes have placed Max Domi on injured reserve with an upper body injury, according to Sarah McLellan of The Arizona Republic. The forward is listed..." December 10

  • Newcomers carry Coyotes to 4-1 victory

    The Sports Xchange "GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Hope has been a tough sell to the Arizona Coyotes' fan base this season. The franchise has missed the playoffs four straight years and the team sat at the bottom of the NHL standings entering Saturday's game against the Nashville Predators at Gila River Arena. For one..." December 10

  • Streaking Flames edge Coyotes in OT

    The Sports Xchange "GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Calgary Flames general manager Brad Treliving cited three keys to his team's recent surge: special teams, the goaltending of Chad Johnson and the improved performance of the top players. All three were on display Thursday at Gila River Arena. Captain Mark Giordano scored a..." December 09

  • Doan takes over 1st place on Coyotes all-time assist list

    Sportsnet "With his 554th career assist on Thursday, Arizona Coyotes captain Shane Doan has taken sole possession of first among the franchise’s all-time assists leaders. The assist came on Max Domi's first period goal against the Calgary Flames and broke a tie between him and former Winnipeg Jets' great..." December 09

  • Maple Leafs trade Peter Holland to Coyotes for conditional pick

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Maple Leafs have traded forward Peter Holland to the Arizona Coyotes for a conditional draft pick, according to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman. Holland had recently become frustrated by frequently being listed as a healthy scratch. Holland and his agent, Joe Resnick, met with general..." December 09

  • Hossa scores twice in Blackhawks' 4-0 victory

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Chicago Blackhawks right winger Marian Hossa is nearing his 38th birthday. That might be hard to believe for anyone who has watched Hossa race past younger opponents this season. The 19-year NHL veteran showcased his speed and strength again Tuesday night as he scored twice to..." December 07

  • McDavid, Crosby, Price and Kane lead All-Star voting through first week

    Pro Hockey Talk "Voting for the 2017 NHL All-Star game has been underway for more than a week now, and on Tuesday afternoon the league announced the early leaders from each division. The game, which will take place in Los Angeles on Jan. 26, will feature the same format as last year’s game with the four..." December 06