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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 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

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Dave Tippett oversaw his 1,000th game as a head coach on Tuesday.

Unfortunately it wasn't a night easy to celebrate for Tippett as his Coyotes lost 6-2. That aside, he's only the 24th coach in NHL history to coach in 1,000 games. He has a 512-353-28 career record with Dallas and Arizona.
Feb 3 - 10:38 AM

Per Craig Morgan, Arizona Coyotes Assistant General Manager and Senior Vice President Darcy Regier is leaving the organization for unspecified personal reasons.

Regier had originally joined the organization following Brad Treliving's departure to Calgary in July of 2014. It's not yet clear if GM Dave Maloney will hire another assistant as he has two others already, plus John Chayka specifically for analytics.
Feb 2 - 9:18 PM

Dave Tippett will coach his 1000th NHL game on Tuesday night.

Only 23 other coaches in league history have reached that milestone. Of all the current coaches in the NHL, only seven have coached more games than Tippett (Quenneville, Ruff, Hitchcock, Trotz, Maurice, Sutter, Vigneault). The 54-year-old has a 512-352-28-107 record as the head coach of the Stars and Coyotes.
Feb 1 - 8:55 PM

Although the Arizona Coyotes have already added defensemen Jarred Tinordi and Kevin Connauton, they still may be in the market for another one.

GM Don Maloney is not looking to trade away the core of his team as the Coyotes have a bright future, but he may look to slightly improve in order to make the playoffs. "If we can tweak a little bit and help, we’ll help," he said. "I’m not going to do anything that will box out our younger people from getting meaningful minutes."
Feb 1 - 7:05 AM

Coyotes coach Dave Tippett remains upbeat despite Arizona's recent struggles.

Arizona has dropped its last four contests - all at home. "We know exactly where we are," Tippett said. "We haven’t played that bad. We just haven’t got the results. There’s some games where we probably didn’t deserve the result we got when we won. Right now these are tight games. There’s just things we can do a little better to give ourselves a better chance to win." To be fair, Arizona didn't lose any of those contests by more than two goals and did get to overtime once over that stretch. Still, the Coyotes' lack of results have put more pressure on them going into Saturday's game against Los Angeles.
Jan 23 - 4:44 AM

The NHL's decision to keep John Scott on the All-Star Game roster has left Arizona without a representative.

"That’s disappointing not to be represented," Coyote coach Dave Tippett said. "That’s all I’m going to say about that." When Arizona decided to trade John Scott to Montreal, it put the league in a position where it had to upset someone. Either the NHL could maintain the status quo and potentially upset Coyotes fans who now technically aren't sending anyone to the game or it could replace Scott and upset the fans who got Scott into the game by participating in the fan vote. Oliver Ekman-Larsson, who might have been named to the All-Star roster if Scott hadn't been voted in by the fans in the first place, suggested that it's good that the whole team gets a five-day break.
Jan 20 - 10:36 AM

Dave Tippett is closing in on his 1,000th game coached.

Tippett has been behind the bench for 991 games thus far. Only 23 coaches have ever led more contests, although Tippett's position is close to Mike Babcock's (990). This has been a season of milestones for Tippett as he recorded his 500th victory back in November.
Jan 12 - 9:49 AM

With their 3-2 victory over Vancouver on Monday, Arizona now has an 8-1-2 record in their own division.

That's been the difference for Arizona so far this season as the Coyotes are just 11-15-2 outside of their division. You could look at this as a demonstration that the Coyotes know how to rise to the occasion in key games against teams that they're directly competing for playoff spots with. The other angle is that the Pacific Division is pretty bad this season so having a strong record within it just means that they're good against subpar teams. Either way, if the playoffs were to start today, the Coyotes would be a participant.
Jan 5 - 4:36 AM

The Arizona Coyotes may be in the market for a goaltender.

The Coyotes will be without Mike Smith for the next couple of months and are relying on Louis Domingue and Anders Lindback for now but GM Don Maloney thinks the team needs an upgrade between the pipes. "We just need to be the better side of average," Maloney said. "So whether we can get that from this tandem or do we have to go outside, that’s something that’s going to be almost a daily evaluation at least for the short time."
Sat, Dec 26, 2015 07:59:00 AM

Dave Tippett became the 22nd coach in NHL history to win 500 games Friday.

Oliver Ekman-Larsson's OT goal gave Tippett the milestone win. The Coyotes have been outstanding against fellow Pacific Division teams as the win pushed their record to 7-1. Unfortunately, the Coyotes are 5-8-1 against the remainder of the NHL. Regardless, congratulations to Tippett on reaching the 500 win mark.
Sat, Nov 28, 2015 05:42:00 AM

Dave Tippett is closing in on 500 career wins.

Tippett currently sits at 498 victories in 970 career games as a bench boss. Once he his next two wins, he'll become the 22nd coach to ever reach that milestone. We will likely see another coach reach that mark later this season though as Claude Julien currently has 480 victories.
Tue, Nov 24, 2015 05:35:00 AM

The Arizona Coyotes are having trouble offensively in the first period of late.

The Coyotes have outscored their opposition 7-2 thus far in the opening stanza but have not registered their first shot on goal until the latter half of the period in each of the last two games. "It’s frustrating," Martin Hanzal said. "If you can play better in the second and third, it means we’re not tired or anything like that. We have to bring it every night and play all 60 minutes. That’s the key in the NHL right now. It’s so tough to win hockey games, especially if you only play two periods. It’s something we have to change."
Sat, Oct 24, 2015 05:14:00 AM

The Arizona Coyotes have scored just four goals in five preseason games, including one at even strength.

Obviously, it's exhibition games we're talking about, but for a team that's hoping to improve offensively after a disastrous season, this isn't a great sign. "It’s a concern, but we knew that coming in," coach Dave Tippett said. "We’ve got young players in key roles that are supposed to help provide that offense. That doesn’t exclude any veterans but really the way our schedule has set up, we’ve had one game with our whole lineup in and I like how many chances we created in that game. So that gives me some hope but all that being said, when you get opportunities, you have to capitalize on them and we certainly haven’t done enough of that." Although Arizona has some promising youngsters, there's not a lot of reason to be optimistic about their chances of making the playoffs in 2015-16.
Thu, Oct 1, 2015 10:38:00 AM

Coyotes prospects already have gotten a good start at building chemistry.

Players such as Brendan Perlini, Dylan Strome, Anthony Duclair and Max Domi all have had success in the OHL, but now it’s time to become one on the NHL ice. All these players began rookie came Saturday. "There’s a real good diversity of the styles of players we have and when you’re building a team, those are things that all come in to play," coach Dave Tippett said. "If you go out there and just get 15 small skill guys, it’s not going to work."
Sun, Sep 13, 2015 08:25:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Antoine Vermette
2Martin Hanzal
3Boyd Gordon
4Jordan Martinook
5Tyler Gaudet
6Brad Richardson
LW1Mikkel Boedker
2Max Domi
3Tobias Rieder
4Kyle Chipchura
RW1Shane Doan
2Anthony Duclair
3Joe Vitale
4Viktor Tikhonov
D1Oliver Ekman-Larsson
2Nicklas Grossmann
3Michael Stone
4Zbynek Michalek
5Connor Murphy
6Kevin Connauton
7Klas Dahlbeck
8Jarred Tinordi
9Chris Pronger
G1Louis Domingue
2Anders Lindback
3Mike Smith