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Dave Tippett | Center

Team: Arizona Coyotes
Age / DOB:  (53) / 8/25/1961
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 180
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Coach Dave Tippett was not pleased with the effort of his Arizona Coyotes Saturday as they dropped a 6-1 contest to the St. Louis Blues.
Goaltender Mike Smith could not be blamed for the loss as the Blues dominated the Coyotes and he did not have much of a chance on the pucks that eluded him. "That was a good test for our team to see where we're at," Tippett said. "Obviously, we didn't fare very well." Oct 19 - 5:02 AM

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Andrew Barroway has purchased a 51 percent stake in the Arizona Coyotes.

Hopefully Barroway can provide the Coyotes with some long-term financial stability. "This is truly a dream come true for me and my family," said Barroway. "I am extraordinarily grateful for the opportunity of a lifetime and look forward to working and solidifying a strong partnership with the Club’s current ownership group. As a group we are committed to serving our fans with a new level of excellence and our collective goal is to put a competitive team on the ice every season and, one day, win the Stanley Cup." The transaction is pending approval from the NHL's board of governors.
Oct 10 - 7:40 PM

The Arizona Coyotes are fighting against a report that Philadelphia-based hedge fund manager Andrew Barroway intends to purchase a 51% stake in the Coyotes' ownership group, IceArizona.

The Coyotes denied the deal, but added that they are looking for investors. Nevertheless Glendale City Councilman Gary Sherwood was surprised by the report and is looking into whether or not the deal Glendale made with IceArizona was still valid if IceArizona's ownership changed hands. "I know the fans are a little nervous and thinking that maybe Anthony (LeBlanc, the Coyotes' president) is selling the team, but that's not close to what's going on," Sherwood added. "This would be an infusion of more money into the club, allowing them to do more. They're not going anyplace."
Oct 3 - 9:57 AM

The Arizona Coyotes will try to put last season's major injury problems behind them, as the Coyotes began camp on Thursday in the desert with a completely healthy roster.

"Everybody is 100 percent [healthy]," general manager Don Maloney told the team website. "We have no issues whatsoever, which is always important coming into camp. The guys who had the bumps and bruises at the end [of last season] are feeling great." Arizona faltered out of the playoff race last spring in large part due to the crippling amount of injuries they had to overcome.
Source: NHL.com
Sep 18 - 7:38 PM

The Arizona Coyotes could be buyers in the weeks leading up to the NHL season, as GM Don Maloney has $11 million in cap space while Chicago, Boston and many other teams are going to be forced to trim productive players.

The Coyotes are not built right now to win the Cup, but were only two points short of a playoff spot last season and seem primed to improve on that mark this season. With up-and-coming prospects Brandon Gormley and Max Domi ready to inject some youth, new trade acquisition Sam Ganger and a healthy Mike Smith, Arizona is set to challenge for a playoff spot this season and another new face such as Johnny Oduya or Chris Kelly might be a nice fit in the desert.
Sep 7 - 5:20 PM

Jobing.com Arena could have a new name shortly.

The move still needs approval from the Glendale City Council, which is set to meet Sept. 9, but once it gets the nod the building will be known as Gila River Arena. The Arizona Coyotes and Gila River Casinos have a new nine-year partnership that includes naming rights.
Aug 13 - 8:11 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Antoine Vermette
2Martin Hanzal
3Joe Vitale
4Kyle Chipchura
LW1Mikkel Boedker
2Lauri Korpikoski
3Martin Erat
4Rob Klinkhammer
5Brandon McMillan
RW1Shane Doan
2Sam Gagner
3B.J. Crombeen
4David Moss
D1Oliver Ekman-Larsson
2Keith Yandle
3Zbynek Michalek
4Michael Stone
5Connor Murphy
6David Schlemko
7Chris Summers
G1Mike Smith
2Devan Dubnyk