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Dave Tippett | Center

Team: Arizona Coyotes
Age / DOB:  (54) / 8/25/1961
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 180
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The Arizona Coyotes' front office shakeup continued Thursday with Steve Sullivan being promoted to director of player development.
"Steve has done an excellent job monitoring and developing our top prospects the past two seasons," said Coyotes GM John Chayka. "We are pleased with his work and he is very deserving of this promotion." Sullivan also agreed to a multi-year contract extension. At the same time, the Coyotes announced that assistant coach Newell Brown has been re-signed. May 26 - 3:28 PM

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Ari Segal has been hired as the Coyotes' new chief operating officer.

Segal was previously the president of business operations for AHL San Diego, which is the AHL-affiliate of the Anaheim Ducks. The Gulls ranked second in attendance in 2015-16. This is the latest in a series of front office changes for Arizona. Most notable among them was the appointment of John Chayka to the role of general manager.
May 25 - 2:51 PM

The Tucson City Council has unanimously approved a lease agreement for the Tucson Convention Center, opening the door for the Coyotes' AHL affiliate to move there.

Arizona has been hoping to place its AHL team in Tucson for the 2016-17 so that the Coyotes would be in closer proximity to their farm team. "Tucson is obviously the second largest market here in Arizona," Coyotes President and CEO Anthony LeBlanc said. "It's one that's a short two-hour drive from our NHL facility in Glendale. But most importantly, it's a market that we've been looking at since we bought the team three years ago. We've looked at the amount of hockey in this area. We've also looked at the number of people in the area that are buying Coyotes tickets and driving two hours, and it's tens of thousands of people every year. So we knew this was a market that can support hockey. So we're just beyond thrilled to finally get this approved." The team the Coyotes are moving are the Springfield Falcons, which they recently bought in order to accommodate this relocation.
May 19 - 8:39 AM

The Arizona Coyotes have made it clear that they will be leaving the City of Glendale.

"Simply put, the Arizona Coyotes have every intention of leaving Glendale as soon as practicable," Coyotes president Anthony LeBlanc said. "For our business to continue to rely on the whims of a majority of seven elected Council members would be irresponsible of me to the point of risking financial ruin and the alienation of our most important assets — Arizona Coyotes fans and our sponsors." It appears very likely that the Coyotes will end up in Phoenix. The Coyotes expect to make an announcement prior to the 2016 draft on June 24.
May 13 - 1:06 PM

Coyotes GM John Chayka has identified the team's defense as an area that needs improvement.

"We have some really good fundamental pieces," Chayka said. "I think as you look at teams that are still playing today, that’s an area we can be better. It’s going to be a focus for us." That's not a surprising assessment, especially when you consider that Arizona has a lot of promising forwards that have either started their rise in the NHL, like Max Domi, or might establish themselves in the NHL soon, like Dylan Strome. Arizona isn't devoid of defensive prospects, but their prospect pool certainly looks far more encouraging in terms of forwards.
May 11 - 9:56 AM

The Arizona Coyotes are interested in hiring an experienced assistant general manager.

Such a person could help John Chayka, who has been named Arizona's GM at the age of 26. Stars assistant GM Les Jackson would have likely been a good fit for that role and Arizona did reach out to him, but the Coyotes' window to negotiate with him closed without a deal being agreed to.
May 10 - 4:26 AM

Coyotes coach Dave Tippett is looking forward to having the Coyotes' AHL affiliate in Tucson next season.

"To have them so close where you can keep track of each other, you watch each other’s games every night, it’s a benefit that with our team on the East Coast we haven’t had," Tippett said. It's worth noting that the Coyotes' AHL affiliate isn't officially in Tucson yet. They purchased the Springfield Falcons with the understanding that the team would relocate, but the AHL Board of Governors still needs to approve of the move. They're scheduled to meet on Tuesday.
May 10 - 4:23 AM

Olli Juolevi is a popular choice for who the Arizona Coyotes will select in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.

Juolevi is a defenseman that had nine goals and 42 points in 57 OHL games with the London Knights in 2015-16. Although his offensive abilities are immediately apparent, he can also be an asset without the puck. Arizona has the seventh overall pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.
May 9 - 8:32 AM

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

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

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2Alex Tanguay
3Tobias Rieder
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5Jiri Sekac
6Kyle Chipchura
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3Joe Vitale
4Viktor Tikhonov
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3Nicklas Grossmann
4Zbynek Michalek
5Connor Murphy
6Kevin Connauton
7Klas Dahlbeck
8Jarred Tinordi
9Chris Pronger
G1Mike Smith
2Louis Domingue
3Anders Lindback