Coyotes Rumors & News

  • Coyotes, Martinook avoid arbitration with two-year contract

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Arizona Coyotes and restricted free agent forward Jordan Martinook were able to avoid their upcoming salary arbitration hearing by agreeing to terms on a two-year contract on Saturday. Martinook’s new deal will pay him an average annual salary of $1.8 million per season according to Craig..." July 22

  • ‘Highly unlikely’ Suns will pursue shared arena with Coyotes

    Arizona Republic "Suns owner Robert Sarver told azcentral sports Wednesday that it’s “highly unlikely” the Suns will pursue a joint basketball/hockey arena with the Arizona Coyotes. In a one-on-one interview after the Suns announced a contract extension for General Manager Ryan McDonough and the hiring of James..." July 20

  • AHL players eligible to appear in 2018 Winter Olympics

    Fanrag Sports "As the war wages on of which hockey players can and cannot appear in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, another shoe dropped on Wednesday night with the announcement that players on AHL contracts will be allowed to appear. The same does not hold true at this time for those who..." July 20

  • Arizona Coyotes seeking short-term contract for Anthony Duclair

    Arizona Republic "The Coyotes have had initial discussions with restricted free agent Anthony Duclair on a new contract with talks expected to continue and, although the two sides have yet to reach a resolution, the team knows how long a commitment it wants. “It’s going to be a one- or two-year deal,” General..." July 15

  • Rick Tocchet: Arizona is 'starving for a winner' "The Arizona Coyotes introduced coach Rick Tocchet and president Steve Patterson at Gila River Arena on Thursday. Patterson was presented, in traditional style, with a new Coyotes jersey showing No. 17 on the back. When Tocchet was invited to the podium, owner Andy Barroway pulled out a..." July 14

  • Coyotes new regime takes ‘win-now’ approach, confident about new arena

    Pro Hockey Talk "The new-look Arizona Coyotes really cemented a series of changes with a press conference introducing new head coach Rick Tocchet and new president/CEO Steve Patterson on Thursday. This is very much a new regime, as it was clear that owner Andrew Barroway (pictured) and GM John Chayka are the..." July 14

  • Arizona Coyotes name Rick Tocchet head coach

    Arizona Republic "The Coyotes have fussed over their roster for much of the offseason but on Tuesday they finally filled the hole behind the bench, naming former player and assistant coach Rick Tocchet as their next head coach. "We are very pleased to name Rick as our new head coach," General Manager John Chayka..." July 11

  • Raanta Eager to Become a No. 1 Goalie "The time is now for Antti Raanta. Well, maybe not now now, but soon. The Coyotes are set to open their 2017-18 season in less than three months and, barring any unforeseen developments, Raanta will lead his new team onto the ice at Honda Center on Oct. 5, and start in Arizona's goal vs...." July 10

  • Coyotes acquire veterans to guide young talent "The Arizona Coyotes have been going through a rebuild the past three seasons, guided the past year by 28-year-old general manager John Chayka. Arizona hasn't made the Stanley Cup Playoffs since advancing to the Western Conference Final in 2012, but things are finally starting to come together..." July 10

  • ‘Good possibility’ that Coyotes will name Rick Tocchet as head coach

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Arizona Coyotes’ search for a new head coach might be coming to an end. According to TSN hockey analyst Darren Dreger, there’s a good chance that they’ll give the job to Penguins assistant Rick Tocchet. Tocchet, of course, was part of Mike Sullivan’s staff that won back-to-back Stanley..." July 06

  • Coyotes Sign Latta to One-Year Contract "Arizona Coyotes General Manager John Chayka announced today that the Coyotes have signed forward Michael Latta to a one-year, two-way contract. As per club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed. The 26-year-old Latta recorded 5-17-22 and 128 penalty minutes (PIM) in 61 games with the..." July 05

  • Arizona Coyotes sign Michael Latta to two-way deal

    Sportsnet "The Arizona Coyotes have signed forward Michael Latta to a one-year contract. The two-way deal was announced on Tuesday. The 26-year-old Latta played in the AHL last season, notching five goals and 17 assists in 61 games with the Ontario Reign and Rockford IceHogs." July 05

  • Coyotes sign Nick Cousins to two-year deal

    Sportsnet "The Arizona Coyotes have come to terms with centre Nick Cousins to the tune of a two-year deal worth $2 million. " July 01

  • Arizona Coyotes to sign defenseman Adam Clendening

    Arizona Sports "The Arizona Coyotes will sign right-handed defenseman Adam Clendening to a one-year contract, according to Arizona Sports’ own Craig Morgan. Arizona signed the 24-year-old Clendening to a $650,000 deal to shore up the right side of the blue line behind Niklas Hjalmarsson, Luke Schenn, and maybe..." July 01

  • Four teams have contacted pending UFA Doan

    Pro Hockey Talk "Shane Doan will hit the free agent market tomorrow after the Coyotes recently announced they were parting ways with their longtime captain. There is, according to reports, interest in the 40-year-old forward, who is coming off a six-goal, 27-point campaign in Arizona this past season. Per..." July 01

  • Arizona Coyotes To Interview Todd Nelson For Head Coaching Job

    Pro Hockey Rumors "After coming to a mutual agreement to part ways with long-time head coach Dave Tippett, the Arizona Coyotes are on the search for their next head coach. An early candidate is Todd Nelson of the Grand Rapids Griffins" June 27

  • Coyotes receive permission to interview Todd Nelson for coaching vacancy

    Detroit Free Press "Todd Nelson’s run to the Calder Cup may land him an NHL head coaching job. The Arizona Coyotes have received permission from the Detroit Red Wings to talk to Nelson about the coaching vacancy. The Coyotes parted ways with Dave Tippett this month. Nelson, 48, was named head coach of the AHL..." June 27

  • Hjalmarsson shocked by Blackhawks trade, but Coyotes could improve soon

    Arizona Republic "The Coyotes enhanced their pool of defensive prospects at the NHL draft this weekend, using five of their nine picks on the position, but the defenseman set to make the most impact the quickest wasn’t among them. Niklas Hjalmarsson, acquired Friday in a trade with the Blackhawks, immediately..." June 26

  • Report | Coyotes talking to former Oilers interim head coach Todd Nelson

    Fanrag Sports "The Arizona Coyotes recently elected to part ways with head coach Dave Tippett, and the franchise has since been searching for its next leader behind the bench. As result, it appears as though the Coyotes are eying former Edmonton Oilers head coach Todd Nelson. According to a weekend report..." June 25

  • Coyotes to talk to Todd Nelson about coaching vacancy

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Arizona Coyotes had a somewhat unexpected shakeup this past week when the team and long-time head coach Dave Tippett mutually agreed to part ways after nine seasons together. The search for a replacement began immediately and according to Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal the Coyotes..." June 25

  • Tippett: 'A lot of things built up' en route to Coyotes exit

    Arizona Republic "Coach Dave Tippett arrived in Chicago on Wednesday for the weekend’s draft festivities, but he didn’t stick around for the action. Tippett was Minnesota-bound to his offseason home Friday after he and the Coyotes decided to part ways Thursday evening, ending his eight-season stint behind the..." June 24

  • Coyotes expect Stepan to be ‘true number-one center’

    Pro Hockey Talk "Derek Stepan is 27 years old and has played over 500 games in the NHL. Though he has never registered more than 57 points in a single season, the Arizona Coyotes believe he’s the big piece they’ve been looking for. “We are thrilled to acquire Derek,” said GM John Chayka after Friday’s trade..." June 23

  • Blackhawks trade Niklas Hjalmarsson to Arizona for Connor Murphy and Laurent Dauphin

    WGN Radio "The Chicago Blackhawks have released the following statement: The Chicago Blackhawks today acquired defensemen Connor Murphy and Laurent (luh-RAH) Dauphin (DAW-fah) from the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson. “Niklas’ contributions to the three Stanley Cup..." June 23

  • Coyotes acquire Stepan, Raanta from Rangers for No. 7 pick, DeAngelo

    Sportsnet "The Arizona Coyotes have acquired forward Derek Stepan and goaltender Antti Raanta from the New York Rangers in exchange for the seventh-overall pick in Friday night’s NHL draft and defenceman Anthony DeAngelo. Stepan, 27, completed his seventh season with the Rangers and had 17 goals and 55..." June 23

  • Coyotes, Tippett agree to part ways citing 'philosophical differences'

    Sporting News "The Coyotes and longtime coach Dave Tippett announced a "mutual agreement" to part ways Thursday, continuing a changing of the guard in the desert. Hired in 2009, Tippett was the second-longest tenured coach in the NHL and one of its most respected minds. His ouster came three days after the..." June 23

  • Doan’s agent calls Coyotes’ decision a ‘very sad day for Arizona hockey’

    Pro Hockey Talk "It does not sound like Shane Doan‘s departure from the Arizona Coyotes was an amicable one. Doan did not release a statement via the Coyotes when the club broke the news Monday afternoon. His agent, Terry Bross, then called the team’s decision a “very sad day for Arizona hockey.” “Shane..." June 19

  • Arizona Coyotes parting ways with longtime captain Shane Doan

    ABC 15 "Shane Doan has yet to make an official announcement as to whether he'll play hockey next season, but the Arizona Coyotes have decided to part ways with the man who has become the face of the organization. NHL insider Pierre LeBrun first reported Monday that the Coyotes are "parting ways" with..." June 19

  • Chayka: Smith Trade Likely Just the Start of Key Moves "Coyotes General Manager John Chayka said shipping goalie Mike Smith to Calgary on Saturday likely is just the first of several key roster moves the team will make this off-season. "This move wasn't made in isolation," Chayka said. "It was made to set up other moves to improve our club ... I..." June 18

  • Flames GM: Smith has ability to put team on his back "Shovels, toques, booster cables, toboggans. No worries. Bring it on. "After winters in Dallas, Tampa and Arizona,'' promises Mike Smith, "I'm ready for a little snow. A little cold. "Can't wait, in fact. "I knew Calgary was interested. I knew they'd been interested for awhile. But when it..." June 18

  • Calgary Flames to acquire goaltender Mike Smith from Coyotes

    Sportsnet "The Calgary Flames will acquire goaltender Mike Smith from the Arizona Coyotes, pending a trade call with the NHL. Smith started 55 games this past season, going 19-26-9 with a 2.92 goals-against average and a .914 save percentage. He finished fourth in Vezina voting in the 2011-12 season..." June 17

  • Flyers trade Cousins to Coyotes in 3-player deal

    TSN "The Arizona Coyotes acquired centre Nick Cousins and prospect goalie Merrick Madsen from the Philadelphia Flyers on Friday in exchange for a 2018 fifth-round draft pick and prospect forward Brendan Warren. The 23-year-old Cousins had six goals and 10 assists in 60 games for the Flyers last..." June 17

  • Coyotes among multiple teams with serious interest in Rangers' Stepan

    The Hockey Writers "With the Montreal Canadiens trade to acquire Jonathan Drouin from the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday, the organization gave up a very sound prospect from their blue line. There’s no proof that the Canadiens traded away a for-sure top-pair defenseman in Mikhail Sergachev, but the Canadiens decided..." June 17

  • Coyotes announce changes to front office

    Pro Hockey Talk "No longer minority owners, Anthony LeBlanc and Gary Drummond have stepped down from their roles in the Arizona Coyotes’ front office. LeBlanc was president and CEO, the main mouthpiece for the club. Drummond was the president of hockey ops, a role he only stepped into last year. “For..." June 16

  • Coyotes’ Shane Doan ‘leaning toward playing’ next season, agent says

    Arizona Sports "Terry Bross, the agent for Coyotes captain Shane Doan, believes his client wants to play a 22nd NHL season. “He hasn’t made a final decision, but I think he’s leaning toward playing one more year; I think he’s going to play,” Bross said. “His body feels good, he loves the game and he loves..." June 14

  • NHL’s salary cap likely to be set at $75-million for 2017-18

    Fanrag Sports "In a bit of good news, the Athletic Toronto’s James Mirtle has reported that the NHL is likely to see the salary cap go up for the upcoming season. In a bit of bad news, though, it isn’t expected to go up by much. Mirtle reports that NHL commissioner Gary Bettman expects the league to see..." June 14

  • Barroway completes buyout of Coyotes’ minority owners

    Arizona Sports "Coyotes majority owner Andrew Barroway has completed his buyout of the team’s minority owners, making him the sole owner of the franchise, league sources confirmed Monday morning. The buyout means all the members of the IceArizona ownership group that purchased the team from the NHL in August..." June 12

  • Oliver Ekman-Larsson Not Available In Trade

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Though many fans and media members alike have wondered if the Arizona Coyotes, after another disappointing season where they won just 30 games, would trade their best player and supremely talented defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson, one insider has been told no chance. Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet..." June 07

  • Arizona would want a lot for Mike Smith

    Fanrag Sports "The Calgary Flames are still trying to sort out their goaltending headed into next season, and Mike Smith is one option that Brad Treliving could consider. Nick Kypreos indicated on Saturday’s Headlines segment on Hockey Night in Canada that the interest level in Smith’s services seems to be..." June 06

  • Coyotes on trade talks, Smith’s ‘extremely high’ value

    Arizona Sports "Coyotes general manager John Chayka returned to the Valley from Buffalo on Monday with scores of trade possibilities on his mind, but nothing concrete in hand. With the expansion draft approaching, discussions at the NHL Scouting Combine last week took on a more urgent tone but never reached the..." June 06

  • Welcome Mike Smith to the trade rumor mill

    Pro Hockey Talk "There has already been a couple of big trades involving goaltenders this offseason. Ben Bishop, a pending unrestricted free agent at the time, was traded to Dallas, and fellow pending UFA Scott Darling was sent to Carolina. Those clubs needed to address their goaltending going into next season,..." June 05

  • Shane Doan Era Nearing Conclusion

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Although it’s certainly not the biggest issue Arizona management will face this off-season, it could well be the end of an era for the team. Shane Doan has captained the franchise for the last 14 years, but has seen the team reach the franchise reach the conference finals only once. Doan is the..." June 04

  • Fired in 2013, assistant coach Brown may go back to Vancouver

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Vancouver Canucks may bring back Newell Brown as an assistant coach. Presumably, his main job would be to fix the Canucks’ dreadful power play. Brown was on Vancouver’s coaching staff from 2010-13, during which the Canucks had one of the best power plays in the league, with him in charge..." June 02

  • NHL to consider ‘centralized’ decision-maker for goalie interference challenges

    Pro Hockey Talk "It was the offside challenge that drew most of the attention last night, but according to NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly, there could be a change coming to the process of goalie interference challenges. Daly was asked Monday if it might be better to have just one person in Toronto, with one..." May 31

  • NHL officially won’t participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics, cites hypocritical reason for not playing

    The Comeback "Prior to Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Nashville Predators, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and deputy commissioner Bill Daly spoke with the media about a variety of topics concerning the league. The interviews went great if you hate ads on jerseys, mediocre..." May 30

  • After earning Memorial Cup MVP, Coyotes prospect Dylan Strome faces another important offseason

    Pro Hockey Talk "Dylan Strome began this season in the NHL with the Arizona Coyotes. He ended it in junior, earning most valuable player honors in the 2017 Memorial Cup. Strome and his Erie Otters didn’t capture the championship, as their season ultimately ended with a loss in Sunday’s finale. The Memorial Cup..." May 29

  • Rieder sidelined 2-3 months following ankle surgery

    Pro Hockey Rumors "According to NBC Sports, Arizona Coyotes forward Tobias Rieder has undergone successful surgery on his ankle which will leave him sidelined likely until September. He is hopeful to recover in time for training camp, although with longer recoveries there are never total guarantees. Rieder took a..." May 28

  • Stanley Cup playoffs structure highlights absurd regular season

    New York Post "Nashville, which finished with the exact same record as the Islanders and with the same number of points as the Lightning (with one fewer victory, no less), is four wins away from the Stanley Cup — so remind me again of the value of the six-month, 82-game grind of the NHL regular season, if you..." May 28

  • NHL and Apple agree to deal to put iPads on benches

    Fanrag Sports "Technology has been slowly seeping its way into professional sports over the last several years more and more, and now the NHL is going with the trend. The league has struck a multi-year deal with Apple that should make it easier on coaches and players alike to make in-game adjustments. Rather..." May 26

  • Craig Cunningham to serve as pro scout for Coyotes

    Sportsnet "Craig Cunningham’s playing career may be over, but the 26-year-old is staying in the game. The Arizona Coyotes have signed Cunningham to a two-year pro-scouting contract, general manager John Chayka announced on Wednesday. Cunningham, a centreman who last suited up for the Tucson..." May 24

  • Coyotes' Kevin Ekman-Larsson: Joins big bro in Coyotes' system

    CBS Sports "Ekman-Larsson has signed a one-year contract with AHL Tuscon, Craig Morgan of Arizona Sports reports. You guessed it -- he's the younger brother of Coyotes star defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson, and the two play the same position. The 22-year-old will be taking his talents to the desert after..." May 20