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  • Alex Galchenyuk, Dylan Strome dealing with injuries

    Yardbarker "Although the injuries have not been reported as anything major, fans of the Arizona Coyotes can’t help but feel nervous that two players expected to be major additions to the team’s forward corps this season — trade acquisition Alex Galchenyuk and top prospect Dylan Strome..." September 22

  • NHL not tough enough with preseason suspensions

    Pro Hockey Talk "When it comes to the court of public opinion the NHL’s Department of Player Safety is always going to be a no-win position. Their job is a brutally difficult, thankless one that by its very nature is going to anger almost everyone watching the NHL. No player receiving a..." September 21

  • Galchenyuk out to prove he can play center with Coyotes "Alex Galchenyuk didn't need long to make himself at home in Arizona. Soon after being traded by the Montreal Canadiens to the Arizona Coyotes on June 15, he bought a spacious home in suburban Paradise Valley, the current or former home of Michael Phelps, Charles Barkley, Randy..." September 15

  • Oliver Ekman-Larsson Named Arizona Coyotes Captain

    TSN "Oliver Ekman-Larsson has been named the fourth captain in Arizona Coyotes history. Ekman-Larsson scored 14 goals and recorded 42 points in 82 games for the Coyotes last season and led the team by playing an average of 23:41 per game. He signed an eight-year..." September 13

  • Tyler Steenbergen eyes pro hockey debut, progress in Coyotes’ system

    Arizona Sports "Arizona Coyotes prospect Tyler Steenbergen had a monster season with his junior team, the Swift Current Broncos, last year. It doesn’t look like he’ll do it again. That’s because the expectation is that he makes the leap to the American Hockey League in 2018-19, a..." September 11

  • Raanta feels healthy, expects Coyotes to build on strong finish "Antti Raanta is certain Arizona Coyotes coach Rick Tocchet will like what he sees when training camp opens Thursday. Namely, a No. 1 goaltender who didn't work in the offseason to get bigger and stronger, but one who emphasized doing all the little things to prepare for the..." September 09

  • NHL players respond to Jalen Ramsey: 'I think it's insulting to our league'

    The Score "Jacksonville Jaguars All-Pro cornerback Jalen Ramsey made waves in the hockey world recently, claiming in a tell-all interview with ESPN's Mina Kimes that he could probably crack the NHL with six months of training. Cue the outrage. With training..." September 07

  • Ekman-Larsson sees playoffs in near future for Coyotes "Oliver Ekman-Larsson believes the Arizona Coyotes will make the Stanley Cup Playoffs in the near future and didn't want to be left out. The 27-year-old defenseman signed an eight-year contract extension with Arizona on July 1. It was the biggest move by the Coyotes in an offseason..." September 06

  • Richard Panik Pleads Guilty In Drunken Bar Incident

    TMZ "Arizona Coyotes winger Richard Panik pled guilty to criminal trespass on Wednesday stemming from an incident where he allegedly drunkenly refused to leave a Scottsdale bar.  The Scottsdale Police Dept. responded to an incident involving Panik on April 8 outside Bevvy -- a..." September 05

  • Coyotes’ Alex Galchenyuk excited for fresh start, chance to play centre

    Sportsnet "If the Arizona Coyotes are going to regain a modicum of respectability around the NHL, new forward Alex Galchenyuk figures to play a key role in the franchise’s turnaround. Galchenyuk was acquired by the Coyotes from the Montreal Canadiens in June in exchange for Max Domi in one..." August 23

  • Why aren’t teams experimenting with 3-on-3 lineups?

    TSN "The National Hockey League introduced the 3-on-3 overtime rule in the 2015-16 season, which was designed to marginalize the frequency of shootouts resolving games during the regular season. The league struck a bit of unintended gold with the decision. The pace and talent on display..." August 20

  • Arizona Coyotes Lack Flexibility Due To Roster Limits

    Pro Hockey Rumors "One of the CBA rules that rarely gets the spotlight of media attention, yet affects NHL organizations every year is that of the Standard Player Contract (SPC) limit. Each team is only allowed to have 50 NHL contracts on the books at any one time, including two-way contracts and players on..." August 16

  • NHL not invested in the numbers when it comes to analytics

    Toronto Star "It was 15 years ago this summer that Moneyball, the groundbreaking book by Michael Lewis, began to make its mark on the curious minds of athletic power brokers around the world. And if the intervening time has taught us anything, it’s that the copycat tendencies of sports executives..." August 13

  • NBC's hockey schedule going where it hasn't been much before

    USA Today "NBC will televise the Vegas Golden Knights twice in the first week of the NHL season. The Nashville Predators will be featured three times in the first month. The Arizona Coyotes, Calgary Flames, Colorado Avalanche, Winnipeg Jets and Tampa Bay Lightning will appear on NBC before Sidney..." August 13

  • Coyotes ink Dvorak to a six-year extension

    TSN "The Arizona Coyotes announced on a Friday that the team has signed centre Christian Dvorak to a six-year extension. As per club policy, contract terms were not made public. The extension kicks in beginning with the 2019-2020 season. A native of Palos, IL, the 22-year-old..." August 09

  • Jakob Chychrun Cleared To Skate

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Arizona Coyotes are hoping to make a run for the playoffs this season after an inspiring second half and several changes this summer. The team brought in Vinnie Hinostroza, Jordan Oesterle, Alex Galchenyuk and Michael Grabner, while retaining almost all of their key..." August 08

  • Signing bonus issue lingers over next NHL labour deal

    TSN "To land superstar centre John Tavares, the Toronto Maple Leafs exercised their financial might and structured a contract most teams around the league couldn’t possibly fathom. On the surface, Tavares’ contract isn’t that exotic. A seven-year, $77 million contract for..." August 07

  • Craig Cunningham's brother biking from B.C. to Arizona to support heart foundation

    ABC 15 "On Nov. 19, 2016, Craig Cunningham's pro hockey career came to an abrupt and frightening end -- but thanks to some quick thinking from doctors and EMTs, his life did not. In the time since he went into cardiac arrest before a Tucson Roadrunners game, Cunningham has made it his..." August 03

  • Arizona Coyotes to retire Shane Doan’s No. 19 jersey

    Sportsnet "The Arizona Coyotes will retire Shane Doan’s No. 19 sweater on Feb. 24 ahead of a game against the Winnipeg Jets. The Coyotes announced the initiative on Wednesday, and in doing so will have made Doan the first player in franchise history to have his number..." August 01

  • Arizona Coyotes Discussed Ryan O’Reilly With Buffalo Sabres

    Pro Hockey Rumors "In an almost unprecedented example of behind the scenes access, the Arizona Coyotes have released a 16-minute video that follows GM John Chayka as he prepared for the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. The feature shows clips from scouting discussions and prospect interviews, eventually concluding with the..." August 01

  • Joseph hoping heavier frame will lead to future Coyotes roster spot "Pierre-Olivier Joseph and the Arizona Coyotes are not worried whether the 19-year-old defenseman prospect has too much on his plate, but wonder when those heaping helpings will pay off on the scale. Joseph, selected by the Coyotes with the No. 23 pick in the 2017 NHL Draft, weighed..." July 30

  • Coyotes' Strome wants to justify draft position

    TSN "Dylan Strome has appeared in just 28 NHL games since the Arizona Coyotes picked him third overall in the 2015 and is hoping he can find justify the Coyotes faith in him long-term. "I'm still trying to prove that I belong and that Arizona made the right pick," Strome..." July 26

  • Arizona Coyotes Hire Lindsay Hofford As Assistant General Manager

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Arizona Coyotes have hired Lindsay Hofford as their new Assistant General Manager and Director of Scouting, ending his tenure as an amateur scout with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Hofford has been a well-known name in the CHL for many years in various roles, developing waves of talent that have..." July 24

  • Zero NHL franchises on Forbes list of top 50 most valuable sports teams

    Sportsnet "Forbes released its annual ranking of the 50 most valuable sports teams Wednesday, but not a single NHL franchise managed to crack the list. NFL teams dominated with the Dallas Cowboys sitting at No. 1 with a valuation of $4.8 billion, a 14 per cent increase from their..." July 18

  • Columbus Blue Jackets, Arizona Coyotes Complete Minor Trade

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Columbus Blue Jackets have sent Jacob Graves and a conditional 2019 sixth-round pick to the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for 22-year old forward Ryan MacInnis. If MacInnis plays 20 NHL games this season, the Coyotes would receive a 2020 fifth-round pick instead. " July 18

  • Andrew Barroway Seeking $500 Million Valuation For Arizona Coyotes "Andrew Barroway, the owner of the Arizona Coyotes, is looking to sell 49% of the National Hockey League team at a $500 million valuation, according to multiple sources. Barroway became the majority owner of the Coyotes in December 2014 and the sole owner of the hockey team in June..." July 17

  • Coyotes Re-Sign Michael Bunting, Laurent Dauphin, Hudson Fasching and Trevor Murphy

    Hockey Fights "Arizona Coyotes President of Hockey Operations and General Manager John Chayka announced today that the Coyotes have signed forwards Michael Bunting, Laurent Dauphin and Hudson Fasching, along with defenseman Trevor Murphy to one-year, two-way contracts.July 14

  • Chicago Blackhawks, Arizona Coyotes Working On Deal For Marian Hossa

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Marian Hossa won’t be playing in the NHL this season (or likely ever again), but his contract is still on the books for the Chicago Blackhawks. Though they can place it on long-term injured reserve to get some cap relief, doing so still complicates things for a team that is always..." July 12

  • Blackhawks deal Hossa to Coyotes in seven-player trade

    Sportsnet "The Chicago Blackhawks and Arizona Coyotes have completed a seven-player trade that includes the contract of Marian Hossa. In addition to taking on Hossa’s contract, the Coyotes receive forward Vinnie Hinostroza, defenceman Jordan Oesterle and..." July 12

  • Salary Cap Floor Should Not Pose Problems For Any Team In 2018-19

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The purpose of the salary cap in the NHL is to maintain a sense of competitive balance across the league. That means both limiting how much a team can spend, the salary cap ceiling, but also ensuring that every team is competitive with a minimum expenditure, the salary cap floor. Some teams,..." July 10

  • Devils, Coyotes in mix for free-agent Patrick Maroon

    The Score "There are teams doing some last-minute shopping for Patrick Maroon. The St. Louis Blues are reportedly closing in on an agreement with the free-agent forward. However, a deal hasn't been signed yet, and the New Jersey Devils and Arizona Coyotes are showing interest in the hulking..." July 09

  • Coyotes sign first-round pick Barrett Hayton to three-year deal

    Arizona Sports "The Arizona Coyotes have officially signed first-round draft pick Barrett Hayton to a three-year entry-level contract, the team announced Friday. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. “We are very pleased to sign Barrett to an entry-level contract,” Coyotes..." July 07

  • Jakob Chychrun ready to take the ice, on track for training camp

    Arizona Sports "It has been three weeks since Coyotes defenseman Jakob Chychrun posted one of those rehab videos on Twitter that prove he is part machine. What the cameras haven’t told us recently, Coyotes general manager John Chayka did on Thursday. “He’s slated to get..." July 06

  • Arizona Coyotes to bring back center Brad Richardson on 2-year deal

    Arizona Central "The Coyotes are bringing back free-agent center Brad Richardson on a two-year deal that will pay him an annual average value of 1.25 million, according to multiple NHL sources. Richardson, 33, officially became an unrestricted free agent on July 1 after spending the last three seasons..." July 03

  • Coyotes Sign Ekman-Larsson to Eight-Year Contract " Arizona Coyotes President of Hockey Operations & General Manager John Chayka announced today that the Coyotes have signed defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson to an eight-year contract. As per club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed. "We're thrilled to sign..." July 01

  • Coyotes add speedy scorer Michael Grabner

    ESPN "Michael Grabner, a speedy winger who has shown a scoring touch, is headed to the Arizona Coyotes, according to reports. He will gets a three-year deal worth $3.35 million annually, according to Sportsnet. Grabner joined the Devils for their playoff run last season after..." July 01

  • Hjalmarsson agrees to two-year extension with Coyotes "Niklas Hjalmarsson has agreed to a two-year contract extension with the Arizona Coyotes, Sportsnet reported Saturday. The extension will begin in the 2019-20 season. The 31-year-old defenseman has one season remaining on a five-year contract he signed with the Chicago Blackhawks on..." July 01

  • Report: Coyotes have spoken to representatives for Perron, van Riemsdyk, Grabner

    The Score "The Arizona Coyotes are reportedly trying to add some serious scoring punch. The club has had discussions with the representatives for pending unrestricted free agents David Perron, James van Riemsdyk, and Michael Grabner, according..." June 29

  • Arizona Coyotes Working On Contract For Kevin Connauton

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Despite some comments indicating he wanted to test out the free agent market and secure a bigger role somewhere else, Kevin Connauton is in “advanced discussions” with the Arizona Coyotes on a new contract according to Craig Morgan of AZ Sports. Arizona radio host John Gambadoro..." June 27

  • Red Wings deal D Robbie Russo to Coyotes for 2019 conditional 7th-round pick

    Detroit News "The Detroit Red Wings have acquired a conditional seventh-round draft pick in next year's NHL Draft from the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for defenseman Robbie Russo, the team announced Sunday. Russo spent last season with the Red Wings' AHL-affiliate Grand Rapids Griffins..." June 25

  • Arizona Coyotes continue 'stockpiling' defense during second day of NHL draft

    Arizona Central "Since taking the reins of the organization 2016, Coyotes President of Hockey Operations and General Manager John Chayka has typically valued defenseman at the NHL draft. This year was no different. After selecting center Barrett Hayton with the fifth overall pick on Friday,..." June 24

  • Arizona Coyotes, defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson reach agreement on contract extension

    Arizona Central "The Coyotes have reached a verbal agreement on a contract extension with defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson, NHL sources confirmed to The Republic on Saturday. The terms of the extension are not known, but Hjalmarsson won't be eligible to sign a new contract until July 1, which is the..." June 24

  • Coyotes make history, take Kirk from England at NHL Draft "Liam Kirk became the first player born and trained in England to be chosen in the NHL Draft when the Arizona Coyotes selected him in the seventh round (No. 189) of the 2018 NHL Draft at American Airlines Center on Saturday. "I don't have any words for it," Kirk, a..." June 24

  • Hurricanes, Coyotes unveil new alternate third jerseys with ties to past

    CBS Sports "When Adidas took over as the NHL's jersey outfitter prior to last season, the brand announced that there would be no third (or alternate) jerseys in their first year of the new partnership. With that first season now behind us, the Adidas thirds are starting to roll in. A couple..." June 23

  • Arizona Coyotes select Barrett Hayton with No. 5 overall pick in NHL draft

    Arizona Central "The Coyotes selected center Barrett Hayton with the No. 5 overall pick in the NHL draft on Friday. Hayton, regarded as a true two-way center, totaled 60 points (21 goals, 39 assists) with the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) this season. " June 22

  • Report: Coyotes, Wild discussed Domi deal prior to Galchenyuk trade

    The Score "The Montreal Canadiens reportedly weren't the only team interested in acquiring Max Domi from the Arizona Coyotes. Prior to the Friday trade that sent Domi to the Canadiens, a deal was discussed that would've seen the playmaking winger moved to..." June 22

  • Coyotes may consider trading for Phil Kessel

    Yardbarker "Part of Josh Yohe’s latest piece for The Athletic (subscription required) touched on the fact that Phil Kessel would be willing to play for the Arizona Coyotes due to his solid relationship with head coach Rick Tocchet. The problem, according to Yohe, was that the Coyotes are..." June 21

  • NHL Announces 2017-18 All-Rookie Team

    Hockey Fights "The National Hockey League announced today the 2017-18 NHL All-Rookie Team, including the three players voted as finalists for the Calder Memorial Trophy as the League’s top rookie: forwards Mathew Barzal of the New York Islanders, Brock Boeser of the Vancouver Canucks and Clayton Keller..." June 21

  • Kessel not opposed to trade, would play for Tocchet's Coyotes

    The Score "However, Kessel would consider a trade out of Pittsburgh, as The Athletic's Josh Yohe reports. Furthermore, Kessel would even be willing to play for his former assistant coach Rick Tocchet, who is now the head coach of the Arizona Coyotes, per Yohe. Although, Kessel's..." June 19

  • Pittsburgh Made Rust, Sheary, Simon Available In Max Domi Negotiations

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Josh Yohe of The Athletic has some of the best sources inside the Pittsburgh Penguins, and in a piece (subscription required) detailing the potential availability of Phil Kessel this summer—something Yohe confirms is possible, though takes the Arizona Coyotes out of the running for..." June 19