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Dave Tippett | Center

Team: Arizona Coyotes
Age / DOB:  (52) / 8/25/1961
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 180
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Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers has requested that the state attorney general look into a meeting between the Arizona Coyotes and City Council members that took place last June that was previously undisclosed.
The question is whether or not Arizona's Open Meeting Law was violated. "I think it's a clear violation," Weiers said. "That meeting is wrong on so many levels. It's like playing poker and showing your opponents all your cards." If the law was violated, it could lead to the Coyotes' arena deal with the city being rescinded. That would put the team's future back in immediate jeopardy. That being said, it's not clear if that scenario is plausible. Jul 23 - 9:22 AM

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The Arizona Coyotes have inked associate coach Jim Playfair to a multi-year extension.

Playfair has already spent three seasons serving as a coach with the Coyotes. Arizona has also handed out an extension to director of pro scouting Frank Effinger. In a third management move on Monday, they promoted Chris O'Hearn, who has been working for the Coyotes for seven seasons, to the post of vice president of hockey operations.
Jul 14 - 5:26 PM

Darcy Regier has joined the Arizona Coyotes on a multi-year contract to serve as the team's Senior Vice President and Assistant General Manager.

"We are very pleased Darcy has decided to join us in Arizona," said GM Don Maloney. "Darcy adds intelligence and experience to our management team. The wealth of knowledge he has garnered as a long time General Manager in the National Hockey League is invaluable to us. He is a great addition to our staff." He was the GM of the Buffalo Sabres for the last 17 years.
Jul 3 - 5:09 PM

The Phoenix Coyotes are open to trading down during the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.

Phoenix currently controls the 12th selection in the draft. One scenario might involve them trading down for the purpose of adding more picks to their arsenal.
Jun 27 - 10:50 AM

Phoenix Coyotes president Anthony LeBlanc said the team will be about average compared to the rest of the league when it comes to spending for the 2014-15 campaign.

In other words, the Coyotes aren't expected to spend to the cap, but they shouldn't bee near the floor either. Phoenix currently has about $54.6 million in cap space committed to 19 players for next season, so they could conceivably make a significant splash during the free agent period while still being in their target range.
Jun 17 - 3:39 PM

The Phoenix Coyotes have named Tim Bernhardt as their new director of amateur scouting.

Bernhardt will oversee the 2014 NHL Entry Draft with Coyotes GM Don Maloney. Meanwhile, Jeff Twohey has been given the rank of assistant director of amateur scouting. "We are pleased Tim has agreed to become the leader of our amateur scouting staff," said Maloney. "He brings experience and a proven track record. In addition, with Jeff Twohey rejoining our amateur scouting staff, we believe we have become a much stronger organization."
Jun 10 - 1:53 PM

The Phoenix Coyotes announced Thursday that the team will officially become the Arizona Coyotes on June 27th.

The name change had been announced previously, but no formal date for the change-over had been made public before today. The team will reportedly leave their current uniforms unchanged, with the exception of an "AZ" shoulder patch replacing the old "PHX" patch.
Jun 5 - 11:04 PM

The Phoenix Coyotes have extended their affiliation agreement with AHL Portland.

The extension only covers the 2014-15 campaign though. The two teams have been partners since 2011-12. "We are very pleased to renew our partnership with the Portland Pirates," Coyotes GM Don Maloney said. "We are excited about playing our home games next season at the renovated Cumberland County Civic Center and are determined to put a winning team on the ice. Ray Edwards and his staff do a great job developing our prospects in Portland, one of the best hockey markets in the American Hockey League."
May 7 - 1:09 PM

Dave Tippett will serve as Team Canada's head coach in the 2014 World Championship.

Although Canada won gold in the 2010 and 2014 Winter Games, they haven't earned a medal in the last four World Championships. Tippett will be tasked with reversing that trend, along with his assists Peter DeBoer and Paul Maurice.
Apr 16 - 4:19 PM

The Coyotes played their last game as the Phoenix Coyotes on Sunday.

The team will be known as the Arizona Coyotes next season and they finally snapped a seven game losing streak with a 2-1 win over Dallas Sunday.
Apr 14 - 9:24 AM

With Thursday's 2-0 loss to the Nashville Predators, the Phoenix Coyotes are all-but out of the playoffs.

The Dallas Stars are two points ahead of Phoenix in the battle for the final Wild Card spot and the Stars control the tiebreaker. That means if Dallas goes 1-1-0 or 0-0-2 in their final two games, then they will make the playoffs. The one glimmer of hope that Phoenix still has is that they will close out the season with a game against Dallas, so if the Stars lose their next game and Phoenix wins, then the Coyotes fate will be in their own hands.
Apr 11 - 10:08 AM

The Phoenix Coyotes are 7-16-8 when they fall behind 1-0.

Giving up that first goal is a significant blow to any team, but the Coyotes have been particularly unsuccessful when it comes to overcoming a 1-0 deficit. That was the case on Wednesday when they surrendered a goal just 1:20 minutes into their game against Los Angeles en route to a 4-0 loss. Phoenix is tied with Dallas in terms of points in the battle for the last Wild Card spot, but the Coyotes have played in two more games.
Apr 3 - 11:27 AM

Phoenix Coyotes GM Don Maloney doesn't think his team will make a major trade before the deadline.

That being said, Maloney is certainly open to the possibility of making a move. "I think I'm just like everybody else," Maloney said. "I'm looking and searching and kicking a lot of tires and seeing if I can find something that can help us." In terms of points, Phoenix is tied with the Dallas Stars for the second Wild Card spot, but the Coyotes are behind in the tiebreaker, which is regulation plus overtime wins.
Feb 26 - 10:31 AM

Phoenix Coyotes GM Don Maloney suggested that his team's inconsistent play might be linked to leadership issues.

The Coyotes haven't been on a streak of any kind since they lost two in a row from Jan. 20-22. "I really look at it and say it comes back to the leadership in your locker room," Maloney said. "This is not a condemnation of (captain) Shane (Doan). I'm not pointing a finger at Shane whatsoever. This is the collective group … this group that's been here for the last four, five years, that knows how we have to play and the focus we have to put in to have that group drag along the rest of the players. And that's what has me doing a lot of soul searching right now." That being said, Maloney doesn't anticipate making any "massive" moves before the trade deadline. The Coyotes are just a hair shy of the second Wild Card spot in the Western Conference.
Feb 11 - 10:42 AM

The Phoenix Coyotes will officially change their name to the Arizona Coyotes in 2014-15.

This is something that was previously brought up when Renaissance Sports & Entertainment made their pitch to the City of Glendale back in July. "We are very excited to announce that our franchise name will change to Arizona Coyotes for the start of the 2014-15 NHL season," said Coyotes co-owner Anthony LeBlanc. "Becoming the Arizona Coyotes makes sense for us since we play our games in Glendale and the city is such a great partner of ours. We also want to be recognized as not just the hockey team for Glendale or Phoenix, but the team for the entire state of Arizona and the Southwest. We hope that the name 'Arizona' will encourage more fans from all over the state, not just the valley, to embrace and support our team."
Jan 29 - 1:06 PM

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PosRoleName
C1Sam Gagner
2Antoine Vermette
3Martin Hanzal
4Joe Vitale
5Kyle Chipchura
LW1Mikkel Boedker
2Lauri Korpikoski
3Martin Erat
4Rob Klinkhammer
5Brandon McMillan
6Max Domi
RW1Shane Doan
2B.J. Crombeen
3David Moss
4Alexandre Bolduc
5Jordan Szwarz
D1Oliver Ekman-Larsson
2Keith Yandle
3Zbynek Michalek
4Michael Stone
5David Schlemko
6Brandon Gormley
7Chris Summers
8Andrew Campbell
G1Mike Smith
2Devan Dubnyk