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Team: Arizona Coyotes
Age / DOB:  (54) / 8/25/1961
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 180
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The Arizona Coyotes have named John Chayka as their new general manager as part of a major restructuring of their front office.
Chayka previously served as the team's assistant general manager. He's just 26 years old and co-founded the hockey analytics firm Stathletes Inc. before joining the Coyotes organization. Meanwhile Alternate Governor Gary Drummond will become the team's new president of hockey operations. Head coach Dave Tippett will continue to serve as the team's bench boss, but he's adding executive vice president of hockey operations to his title. On top of that, Tippett has inked a five-year extension with Arizona. May 5 - 2:47 PM

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John Chayka will be named Arizona's new GM on Thursday.

He was the team's assistant GM and took over after Don Maloney was relieved of his duties last month. Head coach Dave Tippett is expected to take on an increased role with the organization as well. That will probably be elaborated upon on Thursday.
May 4 - 6:00 PM

The Arizona Coyotes' window to negotiate with Stars assistant GM Les Jackson has passed.

It had been suggested that the Coyotes might seek Jackson to serve as an assistant GM and then promote current Coyotes assistant general manager John Chayka. Whether that was truly the plan or if Jackson was actually in the running for the Coyotes' GM job, it seems that he will stay with Dallas for now.
Apr 28 - 2:49 PM

The Arizona Coyotes probably won't name their next general manager this week, according to Bob McKenzie.

Arizona assistant GM John Chayka remains the perceived frontrunner to gain the job though. As previously mentioned, Chayka is just 26 years old, so his age alone would make him unique among NHL GMs. He's been working in the Coyotes' organization for about a year, but prior to that he co-founded the hockey analytics firm Stathletes Inc. The Coyotes might also seek to hire Stars assistant GM Les Jackson to work under Chayka.
Apr 27 - 10:11 AM

The Glendale City Council voted 7-0 to approve $28 million, five-year contract with AEG Facilities to manage Gila River Arena.

Gila River Arena is the home of the Arizona Coyotes. However, the Coyotes are considering relocating to a new arena in Phoenix or near the city. AEG Facilities has an out-clause that can be exercised if the Coyotes leave the arena.
Apr 27 - 10:06 AM

Arizona assistant GM John Chayka is reportedly a leading candidate for the vacant GM job.

Arizona is looking for a new general manager after relieving Don Maloney of that role roughly two weeks ago. Chayka would be an interesting choice. He's got roughly a year under his belt as an assistant general manager with the Coyotes and won't turn 27 until June, which would obviously make him very young by GM standards. Before joining the Coyotes, Chayka co-founded the hockey analytics firm Stathletes Inc.
Apr 25 - 6:25 AM

The Arizona Coyotes' AHL squad might play in Tucson next season.

The Coyotes bought the AHL's Springfield Falcons, which was also their affiliate in 2015-16, in the hopes of moving the team. The move would need to be approved by the AHL Board of Governors, but if it is then the Coyotes' AHL squad would be much closer to them.
Apr 21 - 10:46 AM

The Arizona Coyotes might not be without a general manager for much longer.

"I wouldn’t be shocked if we have some form of an announcement next week or the week thereafter," co-owner Anthony LeBlanc said. Former GM Don Maloney was only fired about a week and a half ago. It's expected that Dave Tippett will retain his job as the team's head coach regardless of who the Coyotes hire for the GM job.
Apr 20 - 8:38 AM

Although Coyotes GM Don Maloney has been relieved of his duties, it sounds like the change in general manager won't impact Dave Tippett.

Tippett isn't expected to become the next general manager nor does it sound like the possibility of the new GM immediately switching coaches is on the table. "Dave’s under contract two more years," Coyotes co-owner Anthony LeBlanc said. "He’s never made any notion or indication to us of wanting to leave, and we’ve certainly never made an indication to him that we’d like to move him out. We continue to think that Dave Tippett is one of the best in the NHL, but where he will have further say in the future will be along the lines of everybody else – the collaboration we would like to see happen." The Coyotes haven't named an interim general manager.
Apr 12 - 10:45 AM

According to NHL sources, Coyotes GM Don Maloney will be relieved of his duties on Monday.

Coach Dave Tippett has two years remaining on his contract and sources say he will not be the team's next GM.
Apr 11 - 11:29 AM

Coach Dave Tippett was impressed this season by the improvement of his young guns including Max Domi and Anthony Duclair.

The Coyotes are not going to the post-season but Tippett saw the value this season in playing his young stars. "Missing the playoffs is miserable," Tippett said. "But it’s a totally different feeling around our group this year. We understood that growth was going to be part of what we do. Our young players coming in and having a season like they’ve had is encouraging. But that being said, still lots of work to be done. We’re not a playoff team. There’s a lot of areas we need to continue to improve." Third overall pick in 2015, Dylan Strome is on his way as well and the Coyotes should get a very nice player this season. If they ever luck into the first overall pick and select Scottsdale born and raised Auston Matthews, then the franchise will have had it made.
Apr 9 - 4:52 AM

The Arizona Coyotes are in their longest goal scoring drought of the season at 120:54 minutes.

It's unfortunate because the Coyotes wasted good starts from goaltenders Louis Domingue and Mike Smith over that stretch. Arizona also dropped to 31-34-7 and while the Coyotes are not mathematically eliminated from the playoff hunt, there's no realistically way of them squeezing in at this point. This will consequently be their fourth straight year without a playoff berth.
Mar 21 - 8:17 AM

The Arizona Coyotes could have an agreement in place for a new arena with Arizona State University by April.

The Coyotes are also in talks with the Phoenix Suns for a couple of locations but the speediest talks are with ASU and if they come to fruition, the arena will be in Tempe. The arena should take about three years to build so it's likely the Coyotes will share a spot with the Suns in downtown Phoenix. Stay tuned.
Mar 6 - 6:59 AM

The Arizona Coyotes are not expected to be big sellers during the trade deadline.

The Coyotes are five points shy in the battle for the Wild Card race though, so their next few games will be critical if they want to be buyers. Arizona's on the road and will face the likes of Washington, Tampa Bay, and Florida. That's a tough group of games, but if they come out of it with four or more points then the idea of Arizona wrestling its way back into a playoff spot will look more realistic.
Feb 22 - 8:44 AM

The Arizona Coyotes have won just two of their last 10 games.

The Coyotes' struggles have coincided with the Anaheim Ducks getting hot and those events have cost Arizona a playoff position. The Coyotes are now three points back of Anaheim in the battle for the third seed in the Pacific Division despite the fact that Arizona has played in two more games. All hope isn't lost for Arizona, but obviously the squad needs to stop the bleeding soon.
Feb 6 - 4:17 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Antoine Vermette
2Martin Hanzal
3Boyd Gordon
4Jordan Martinook
5Brad Richardson
LW1Max Domi
2Alex Tanguay
3Tobias Rieder
4Sergei Plotnikov
5Jiri Sekac
6Kyle Chipchura
RW1Shane Doan
2Anthony Duclair
3Joe Vitale
4Viktor Tikhonov
D1Oliver Ekman-Larsson
2Michael Stone
3Nicklas Grossmann
4Zbynek Michalek
5Connor Murphy
6Kevin Connauton
7Klas Dahlbeck
8Jarred Tinordi
9Chris Pronger
G1Mike Smith
2Louis Domingue
3Anders Lindback