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Dave Tippett | Center

Team: Phoenix Coyotes
Age / DOB:  (52) / 8/25/1961
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 180
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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

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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

Coyotes Governor George Gosbee would like to see an outdoor game played in Arizona.

Gosbee held up the recent contest between the Los Angeles Kings and Anaheim Ducks at Dodger Stadium as evidence that it could work. "Obviously, we've been pretty vocal about wanting to do it and hopefully we've presented a good case," he said. "We know there's lots of other teams that want it. It's such a unique event. We're going to keep trying to get it in Arizona, and after seeing it in LA, I'm sure it could work in Phoenix." The larger question is if there's a market for such an event in Phoenix, given that the Coyotes are a much less popular team than the Kings or Ducks. At the same time, perhaps an event like that would be a way to grow the team's fanbase.
Jan 28 - 10:10 AM

Dave Tippett earned his 450th win as a head coach on Saturday.

Tippett is just the 25th person in the history of the NHL to accomplish that feat. He's been a great fit for the Coyotes and has led them to the playoffs in three of his first four seasons as their bench boss. Phoenix is right in the thick of the battle for a postseason berth in 2013-14.
Jan 19 - 11:18 AM

The Phoenix Coyotes are basically out of things to say after suffering their eighth defeat in 10 games.

The Coyotes are on a 7-11-6 run. "We're talked out here," coach Dave Tippett said. "More meetings than you can shake a stick at. It's about doing now, and we'll see who can do." The Coyotes are still in the fight for a playoff spot, but if they don't turn things around soon, that will change.
Jan 14 - 10:11 AM

Phoenix Coyotes president Anthony LeBlanc is "a little disappointed" with the Coyotes attendance this season.

LeBlanc did add that there are encouraging signs and a lot of work to do. Still, it's easy to get concerned about the Coyotes' financial situation, given that the new ownership has a five-year out clause that would allow them to relocate the team if they lose $50 million. It's too early to tell if that will happen, but the Coyotes aren't out of the woods yet in their fight to stay in Glendale.
Wed, Dec 25, 2013 10:19:00 AM

Coach Dave Tippett is not happy with the way the Phoenix Coyotes are playing in the first period.

The Coyotes have found themselves down 3-0 in the first period twice in the last three games and that obviously does not sit well with the coach. "You have to take chances to get yourself back in the game," Tippett said. "You open yourself up more. We've had some games this year where we've actually got away with it. But when you get away with it, sometimes you don't learn lessons. Now we’re starting to get a few of these lessons taught to us, so hopefully they're lessons that we learn and can take it moving forward." The Coyotes are 11-1-1 when scoring first and are 4-6-3 when they do not.
Mon, Dec 2, 2013 08:35:00 AM

Phoenix Coyotes owner George Gosbee is thrilled with how his team is doing.

Now that they finally have an owner, Phoenix has a 16-6-4 record, including a 9-1-2 showing at home. More than that though, they seem to be in a better position financially. "We've been having more walk-up traffic," Gosbee said. "There isn't the same complimentary tickets that are being handed out like in years past. So our revenue per game is actually up 50 percent, which is the number we look at."
Fri, Nov 29, 2013 09:53:00 AM

The Phoenix Coyotes have already participated in eight overtime or shootout games this season.

Fortunately the Coyotes have been pretty good with a 5-3 record in games that took more than 60 minutes. That's a big part of the reason they're right in the thick of things in the battle for the Pacific Division title. Even so, the Coyotes would like to avoid overtime more often. "Obviously, we're right in them, but we'd rather win in regulation and prove to people that where we are in the standings is for real," Mikkel Boedker said.
Tue, Nov 19, 2013 10:54:00 AM

The Coyotes will have a measuring-stick game against the Sharks on Saturday night.

Phoenix lost a bad game against the Sharks 4-1 early in the season, but has rebounded to post a 9-3-2 record. "We didn’t play very well, and they played really well," coach Dave Tippett said. "The gap in between we thought was very measurable. Going into (Saturday night’s) game, hopefully we can close some of that gap." San Jose is 10-1-2 on the season.
Sat, Nov 2, 2013 11:12:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Antoine Vermette
2Martin Hanzal
3Mike Ribeiro
4Jeff Halpern
5Kyle Chipchura
LW1Mikkel Boedker
2Lauri Korpikoski
3Martin Erat
4Rob Klinkhammer
5Brandon McMillan
RW1Shane Doan
2Radim Vrbata
3David Moss
4Paul Bissonnette
D1Oliver Ekman-Larsson
2Keith Yandle
3Derek Morris
4Zbynek Michalek
5Michael Stone
6David Schlemko
7Chris Summers
G1Mike Smith
2Thomas Greiss