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  • 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

  • Galchenyuk looking forward to playing center for Coyotes "Alex Galchenyuk said he was not looking for a change of scenery, but he is looking forward to a change of position. Galchenyuk was traded to the Arizona Coyotes by the Montreal Canadiens for forward Max Domi on Friday. Galchenyuk will have the opportunity to play center for Arizona,..." June 18

  • Arizona’s Moves Continue To Improve Coyotes Team

    Pro Hockey Rumors "With the recent acquisition of Alex Galchenyuk, the Arizona Coyotes are well on their way to taking another step towards building a winning team in the desert. If you add the players Arizona acquired last year at this time, a full year under the belt of coach Rick Tocchet and the continued..." June 17

  • Shane Doan on Max Domi: ‘He’s really close to reaching his potential’

    Sportsnet "Meet Max Domi. We mean the real Max Domi. He’s not just the guy who you’ve been watching on YouTube; not just the guy whose statistics may have underwhelmed you when you frantically searched for something that might tell you the Montreal Canadiens made a wise decision in..." June 16

  • Cheap Domi extension makes Galchenyuk trade easier for Habs to defend

    Pro Hockey Talk "If Hockey Twitter felt like too much of an “echo chamber” after the Arizona Coyotes landed Alex Galchenyuk from the Montreal Canadiens in a trade for Max Domi, consider that PHT readers also heartily believe that Arizona got the best end of the deal. As of this writing, it..." June 16

  • What Max Domi brings to Canadiens over Alex Galchenyuk

    Sportsnet "Late on Friday night the Montreal Canadiens announced that they had completed a trade with the Arizona Coyotes, sending Alex Galchenyuk alone to the desert (literally this time) in exchange for Max Domi. On the face of that deal, it looks to be a substantial fleecing in..." June 16

  • Chayka: Coyotes envision Galchenyuk lining up at center

    The Score "Almost one year ago, the Arizona Coyotes pulled off a draft-day blockbuster, acquiring Derek Stepan from the New York Rangers in hopes of rectifying the franchise's longtime weakness at center. Less than 12 months later, the Desert Dogs struck another major move, landing Alex..." June 16

  • It’s too premature to gauge winner of Galchenyuk-Domi trade

    Sportsnet "Once the shock wears off, they’ll understand. I’m referring to the Montreal Canadiens fans who are currently losing their minds on every social network over the news that dropped just after 9:30 p.m. ET on Friday night — that general manager Marc Bergevin traded..." June 16

  • Canadiens acquire Domi from Coyotes for Galchenyuk

    TSN "The Montreal Canadiens have acquired Max Domi from the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for Alex Galchenyuk. The 23-year old Domi was drafted in the first round (No. 12 overall) of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft by the Phoenix Coyotes. Domi has posted three solid seasons with the Coyotes so far,..." June 15

  • Sabres trade Hudson Fasching to Coyotes for Brandon Hickey, Mike Sislo

    WKBW "On Thursday the Buffalo Sabres made their first trade of the offseason, acquiring defenseman Brandon Hickey and winger Mike Sislo from the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for Hudson Fasching.  Hickey, 22, captained the Boston University Terriers this season, tallying 14 points in 35..." June 15

  • Coyotes not expected to re-sign four free agents

    Yardbarker "The Arizona Coyotes have agreed to terms with one of their 2019 free agents, but it doesn’t look like that will happen with any of those scheduled to hit the market this summer. Craig Morgan of AZ Sports reports that all four of Brad Richardson, Luke Schenn, Kevin..." June 12

  • Coyotes, defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson progressing in contract extension talks

    Arizona Central "The Coyotes have rapidly progressed in contract talks with defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the situation. Ekman-Larsson is entering the final year of a six-year, $33 million deal. Multiple sources have confirmed to The Republic that..." June 12

  • Oddsmakers peg Lightning, Knights as 2019 Cup favorites

    The Score "The Vegas Golden Knights fell just short of taking home the 2018 Stanley Cup title in the club's inaugural season, but that isn't getting in the way of hometown oddsmakers naming the Knights as the second favorite to take home the 2019 crown. Bookmakers in Vegas have..." June 08

  • Locking up Ekman-Larsson is a must for Coyotes

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Arizona Coyotes haven’t been good in quite some time. The last time they came close to making the playoffs was in 2013-14 when they finished two points short. On the bright side, they have some quality young players coming through the organization, but it won’t mean much if they..." June 06

  • Oliver Ekman-Larsson Sitting On Substantial Contract Extension Offer

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Oliver Ekman-Larsson continues to be the biggest offseason question in Arizona, as the team approaches July 1st when he can be extended. Though we’d previously heard that the two sides were working on an eight-year deal, Bob McKenzie of TSN puts a dollar figure on the contract and updates..." June 02

  • Max Domi linked to Penguins

    Yardbarker "In this week’s 31 Thoughts Podcast with Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet, the two hosts enter into discussion over Arizona Coyotes forward Max Domi and where his future may lie. Domi has been involved in trade speculation for more than a year, and after his second consecutive..." May 30

  • NHL projects salary cap to be around $80M for 2018-19 season

    The Score "NHL deputy commissioner and chief legal officer Bill Daly confirmed during a press conference Monday that the salary cap for the 2018-2019 season is projected to be around $80 million, up from $75 million this season. A set number for next season has not yet been agreed upon..." May 29

  • Arizona Coyotes Re-Sign Mario Kempe To One-Year Deal

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Arizona Coyotes have decided that Mario Kempe’s contributions last season were good enough to keep him around, and have re-signed the forward to one-year two-way contract. Kempe was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent after signing his first NHL contract last spring. " May 28

  • NHL’s ‘Smart Puck’ will enhance fan experience

    Pro Hockey Talk "The NHL has already announced that the Smart Puck era is quickly approaching, which is exciting news for hockey fans all over the globe. The league is planning on having this added technology at their disposal for the start of the 2019-20 season, but there’s a chance that we..." May 24

  • Coyotes need to upgrade roster and keep Ekman-Larsson

    Yardbarker "With a strong second half, the Arizona Coyotes are ready to take that next step from cellar dweller to competitive team. The hope is that now that head coach Rick Tocchet has held the coaching reigns for a full season, he can help Arizona take that next step. While the importance of signing of..." May 20

  • Arizona Coyotes Discussing Eight-Year Extension With Oliver Ekman-Larsson

    Arizona Sports "The Coyotes are discussing an eight-year contract extension with defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson that would carry an average annual value (AAV) slightly above $8 million, sources familiar with the talks told Ekman-Larsson has one year remaining on a six-year, $33..." May 16

  • Jaromir Jagr Will Play In Czech Republic In 2018-19

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Though there is still bound to be speculation over a return to the NHL this summer, Nova Sport in the Czech Republic is reporting that Jaromir Jagr has agreed to return as a player for Kladno, the Czech team he owns. There apparently had been interest from the DEL in..." May 15

  • Coyotes ink center David Ullstrom to one-year, two-way contract

    Arizona Sports "The Arizona Coyotes signed center David Ullstrom to a one-year, two-way contract on Tuesday, the team announced. “David is a big, strong center who is an excellent skater,” Coyotes general manager John Chayka said in a team release. “He has previous NHL experience..." May 15

  • Kevin Connauton’s contract a conundrum for Coyotes

    Arizona Sports "Coyotes defenseman Kevin Connauton has been traded, he has been waived and he has been scratched for periods as long as three weeks. One thing he has never experienced is unrestricted free agency. In two months, he could get that chance. “I really don’t know what to expect this summer,” he..." May 09