Coyotes Rumors & News

  • NHL goalies won’t wear smaller chest protectors this season

    Sportsnet "NHL goalies will get to wait another year until they are required to downsize their chest protectors, according to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports. The proposal to reduce the size of certain pieces of goaltender equipment — specifically their chest protectors and pants — was discussed at last..." September 18

  • IIHF president Rene Fasel shoots down talk of late NHL Olympics deal

    Sportsnet "Although the NHL said in April that it would no longer be participating in the 2018 Olympics, there has been hope that the league, IIHF and IOC would still be able to strike a late agreement to ensure a best-on-best tournament. A month after the NHL’s announcement, IIHF president Rene Fasel..." September 13

  • NHL players survey: 21 of 31 say Quebec City should be next for expansion

    USA Today "If the NHL decides to add a 32nd team, players would want it to be located in Quebec City, Quebec. USA TODAY Sports polled 31 high-profile players at the NHL/NHL Players' Association media tour and 21 (67.7%) chose Quebec as the venue the league should next embrace. Seattle finished second..." September 11

  • Coyotes' Tocchet: Crosby 'made me a better coach'

    SI "As his 17-year-old son steered from campus to campus on their summer college tour, Rick Tocchet sat shotgun and went to work. With hours to kill and a new roster to learn, he fired off calls and texts from the open highway, introducing himself to players, setting expectations for his first season..." September 09

  • Report: NHL trade deadline will be Feb. 26

    Pro Hockey Talk "The 2017-18 NHL trade deadline, one of the most highly anticipated days of the hockey calendar, will take place on Feb. 26, according to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports. The lead-up to last year’s trade deadline saw a number of high profile deals." September 08

  • Bissonnette joins Coyotes' radio broadcast team "Arizona Coyotes President and CEO Steve Patterson announced today that former Coyotes' forward Paul Bissonnette has re-joined the team to serve as an announcer/ambassador for the Coyotes. Bissonnette will join veteran Play-by-Play Announcer Bob Heethuis in the booth as the team's radio color..." September 06

  • Coyotes, Duclair close to finalizing one-year deal

    Pro Hockey Talk "With training camp approaching, Anthony Duclair is one of the few remaining restricted free agents in the league. But he may soon have a new contract for the upcoming season. That is according to a report from Craig Morgan of on Sunday. Duclair, now 22 years old, scored 20 goals..." September 03

  • Shane Doan officially announces retirement from NHL in letter to Arizona Coyotes fans

    Arizona Republic "I was more excited than I was nervous. It was my first National Hockey League Game, Oct. 7, 1995, in Winnipeg with the Jets. We were playing the Dallas Stars, and I couldn’t wait to walk onto the ice with my teammates – NHL teammates. One of my favorite parts of playing hockey is hearing the..." August 30

  • Jakob Chychrun’s Knee Injury Not Season-Ending

    The Hockey Writers "When Arizona Coyotes’ defenseman Jakob Chychrun underwent surgery earlier in the offseason, there was concern that the 19-year-old blueliner could be at risk to miss the entire 2017-18 season. It’s never ideal for any player to miss any significant time, especially when that player is set to enter..." August 30

  • Don Cherry on Olympics: ‘I’m glad we’re not going’

    Sportsnet "NHL players may be unhappy with the league’s decision to not participate in the 2018 Olympics, but it suits Don Cherry just fine. The colourfully dressed commentator and former coach joined Sportsnet’s Starting Lineup on Tuesday morning and discussed how impractical it would be for everyone to..." August 22

  • Craig Cunningham to have number retired by Coyotes’ AHL team

    Sportsnet "Roughly one month before the one-year anniversary of the game that saw Craig Cunningham collapse on the ice, beginning a hectic ordeal that brought his professional hockey career to a close, the courageous AHLer will have his number retired by his former club. The Tuscon Roadrunners’ manager of..." August 19

  • Ekman-Larsson: Being Coyotes captain would be 'huge honor' "If defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson is asked to be the next captain of the Arizona Coyotes, he's up to the task. "That would be a huge honor," Ekman-Larsson said during the European Player Media Tour last week. "I didn't dream of that when I was a kid. It was a long, long way from that. It..." August 16

  • Coyotes’ coach isn’t too concerned about ‘beast’ Chychrun

    Pro Hockey Talk "Arizona Coyotes head coach Rick Tocchet doesn’t know when defenseman Jakob Chychrun will be back following off-season knee surgery, as he told told SiriusXM NHL Network (via The sophomore defenseman is considered out indefinitely, after all. Still, whenever Chychrun does return –..." August 14

  • Tocchet to Stage Coaching Symposium for Staff

    Pro Hockey Talk "Coyotes Head Coach Rick Tocchet is planning a four-day coaching symposium for his new staff for later this month at Gila River Arena. "We're going to go over systems, we're going to go over concepts, (and) game-day preparation, just so everybody has their responsibilities," Tocchet told..." August 13

  • Richardson Eager to Return from Serious Injury "Coyotes center Brad Richardson doesn't like to remember what happened to him last November when he suffered a serious leg injury in a game at the Vancouver Canucks. That being said, he sometimes can't help recall the look of horror on a fan's face as he lay on the ice, writhing in pain with a..." August 11

  • Coyotes won't rush Dylan Strome on road to success "Center Dylan Strome knows there is plenty of time to have a long and fruitful hockey career, and time to prove the Arizona Coyotes correct when they chose him with the No. 3 pick in the 2015 NHL Draft. When the first two picks of that draft are center Connor McDavid, who won the Hart Trophy..." August 06

  • Stepan expects success for Coyotes, ready for leadership role "Center Derek Stepan doesn't consider himself an old-timer, though at 27 he has played seven NHL seasons and is four years older than the average age of his new Arizona Coyotes teammates (23). "I still feel like a young guy," said Stepan, who is participating in Da Beauty League, where a host of..." August 04

  • Coyotes' Chychrun out indefinitely after knee surgery

    Arizona Republic "While the Coyotes were open to adding another option to their defense in the waning weeks of the summer, the blue line appeared to be set. They acquired a partner for Oliver Ekman-Larsson on the top pairing in Niklas Hjalmarsson and beefed up their depth with the signing of Adam..." August 04

  • Tocchet warns young Coyotes: 'Winning hurts'

    Arizona Republic "Rick Tocchet has yet to run a practice, let alone coach a game, but the Coyotes’ newest bench boss has already generated plenty of buzz for the impression he’s made in less than three weeks on the job. He’s advertised a fast, aggressive and creative style of play while conveying an open-door..." August 01

  • Ekman-Larsson counted on to carry Coyotes next season

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Arizona Coyotes have completed significant moves this offseason. They acquired a No. 1 center in Derek Stepan. They acquired goalie Antti Raanta, who was the back-up in New York but has shown signs he’s capable of transitioning into the starter’s role. They’ve brought in Niklas Hjalmarsson..." July 29

  • Coyotes add MacLean and Allen to coaching staff

    Pro Hockey Talk "ohn MacLean will, indeed, be an assistant coach on Rick Tocchet’s staff in Arizona, as reported yesterday. So too will Scott Allen. “We are very pleased to have John and Scott join the Coyotes organization,” said Coyotes GM John Chayka in a release. “Both individuals bring a wealth of hockey..." July 26

  • Canada would consider Doan, Iginla for 2018 Winter Olympics

    Pro Hockey Talk "When discussing the construction of Canada’s possible roster heading into the 2018 Winter Olympics, Sean Burke can be almost frustratingly coy. Still, in leaving virtually every available avenue at least conceivably open, he leaves room for some fascinating scenarios. It might be tough to top..." July 26

  • 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