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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 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. Oct 1 - 10:38 AM

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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."
Sep 13 - 8:25 AM

The Arizona Coyotes will open their preseason schedule against the Los Angeles Kings on September 21.

The Coyotes will be on the ice for training camp with the veterans just three days earlier and head off to Bakersfield, California for the preseason opener. The Coyotes will conduct their training camp at their home rink, Gila River Arena.
Aug 19 - 7:35 PM

Arizona has agreed to a one-year affiliation agreement with the Rapid City Rush of the ECHL.

Rapid City is entering its second season in the ECHL. It will work with the Arizona Coyotes and Springfield Falcons in 2015-16.
Aug 11 - 8:32 PM

Arizona has hired Doug Soetaert as a Western professional scout.

The former NHL goaltender has spent the last two seasons in Europe serving as the head ccout for Red Bull Hockey. Soetaert's responsibilities included covering the American Hockey League and evaluating all possible free agents.
Aug 7 - 4:28 PM

The Arizona Coyotes have brought on Claude Loiselle to serve as a consultant for hockey operations.

Loiselle spent four seasons from 2010-14 serving as an assistant general manager and vice president with the Toronto Maple Leafs. He's also a former player that recorded 209 points and 1,149 penalty minutes in 616 career NHL contests.
Jul 31 - 5:49 PM

Don't expect the Arizona Coyotes to make any more significant signings.

"There are still a lot of players out there," Coyotes GM Don Maloney said. "If anything, I can see maybe some tryouts coming our way. The good thing for us we still have roster flexibility. We have some payroll flexibility, but I'm just adamant not to shore up a roster with any more one-way contracts unless it's a very good deal." The Coyotes have some promising young forwards set to compete for roster spots, so that's why Maloney would be reluctant to fill his roster with too many one-way contracts. Max Domi, Dylan Strome, Henrik Samuelsson, Lucas Lessio, and Anthony Duclair are among the young forwards worth keeping an eye on in Arizona's training camp.
Jul 31 - 10:04 AM

The Arizona Coyotes have appointed Jon Elkin and Corey Schwab to serve as the goaltending coaches next season.

Elkin has retained that role, but Schwab is a new addition. Schwab served as a gaoltending development coach with the San Jose Sharks for the previous eight campaigns.
Jul 29 - 10:16 AM

The Glendale City Council has unanimously voted in favor of the amended arena lease deal with the Arizona Coyotes.

The agreement is now a two-year deal, so this is only a short-term fix. It does solve the more immediate conflict though as the City Council had voted to rescind the old 15-year agreement, which is a decision the Coyotes were challenging in court.
Jul 24 - 1:46 PM

The Arizona Coyotes and the City of Glendale have resolved their differences in the Gila River Arena.

The two sides agreed to a two-year deal after a battle in which Glendale was looking to rescind their 15-year pact with the Coyotes. "We have come up with a resolution that works for both sides and is best for the team, our fans, the city and most importantly the taxpayers," said Arizona co-owner Anthony LeBlanc said in a statement. "Neither side benefits from a long, drawn out legal battle. What’s important is putting this dispute behind us and focusing on growing the Coyotes business and in turn, further growing revenues for the entire Westgate Entertainment District." Coyotes fans will be able to continue to watch NHL hockey in Arizona for at least the next two seasons.
Jul 23 - 1:29 PM

Doug Janik and Mike Bavis have been hired to serve as assistant coaches for Arizona's AHL affiliate, the Springfield Falcons.

Bavis has 15 years of coaching experience with Boston University while Janik is starting his coaching career after hanging up his skates. Janik had 19 points and 154 penalty minutes in 190 career NHL contests with the Buffalo Sabres, Tampa Bay Lightning, Dallas Stars, Montreal Canadiens, and Detroit Red Wings.
Jul 21 - 6:43 PM

The Arizona Coyotes were encouraged by what they saw from their prospects during the team's development camp.

The Coyotes failed to make the playoffs last season, but it's encouraging that they appear to have a pipeline full of good young talent. "I was really happy with what I saw here because it gives us hope that we're not just kidding ourselves," General Manager Don Maloney said. "We've got some unreal talent coming. We just have to hurry it along." Some of the big names coming through the Coyotes' system are: Dylan Strome, Max Domi and Anthony Duclair.
Jul 12 - 9:42 AM

Arizona Coyotes GM Don Maloney went into how he addressed the team's ongoing battle with the City of Glendale when talking to free agents.

"You're honest with them," Maloney explained. "You basically say, 'I have no idea what's going on, but it's a great place to play and we have great fans and a great stadium.' Things seem to have a way of working themselves out, so we try to downplay it as much as we can." It's seems likely that there were some unrestricted free agents that wrote off the Coyotes as a possible destination because the franchise is once again in a state of limbo. If the city is successful in terminating its arena lease deal with the Coyotes, then it's hard to say what will happen next for the team and that level of uncertainty has to complicate things.
Jul 6 - 2:31 PM

The Arizona Coyotes entered July 1st with the most cap space in the league, and now sit about $1.1M from the floor.

With the signings of forwards Antoine Vermette, Brad Richardson, Steve Downie, Craig Cunningham, defenseman Zbynek Michalek, and goaltender Anders Lindback, the Coyotes chewed up about $12.258M in cap space. The acquisition of forward Boyd Gordon added another $3.1M, and the contract of Chris Pronger $4.94M more. All of which amounts to a staggering $20.298M in cap space, but not necessarily salary. Impressive work by GM Don Maloney to say the least.

The Arizona Coyotes might be active in the free agent market on July 1.

They're still nearly $13 million under the salary floor, according to General Fanager, so clearly they need to make some additions. The challenge might be luring free agents to Arizona as the team's future is uncertain due to the Coyotes lease agreement fight with the City of Glendale. Arizona can be regarded as something of an X-factor heading into the free agent period for those reasons. For his part, Coyotes GM Don Maloney expects to make some additions, but he cautioned it might not happen on Wednesday.
Jul 1 - 7:46 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Antoine Vermette
2Martin Hanzal
3Boyd Gordon
4Brad Richardson
5Joe Vitale
LW1Mikkel Boedker
2Max Domi
3Tobias Rieder
4Lucas Lessio
5Kyle Chipchura
6John Scott
RW1Shane Doan
2Steve Downie
D1Oliver Ekman-Larsson
2Nicklas Grossmann
3Michael Stone
4Stefan Elliott
5Connor Murphy
6Zbynek Michalek
7Klas Dahlbeck
8Chris Pronger
G1Mike Smith
2Anders Lindback