Player News - Coyotes

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Antoine Vermette scored a team high 24 goals in 2013-14.

Vermette was originally slotted to be the third line center for the Coyotes at the start of the season but his scoring and ability at the face off dot changed all of that. "I'm pleased with the way I played," Vermette said. "I think if you look at the statistics, sometimes it doesn't show. It shows a little bit but not as much as you might think. I try to grow my game, different areas of the game. It was a successful year for me, but it's a bad taste. You want to do it and win and ultimately, you want to be successful as a team." Vermette also led all forwards playing an average of 19:21 minutes per game.
Apr 20 - 9:41 AM

Injuries have limited Martin Hanzal over the last four campaigns.

Hanzal hasn't played in more than 65 games in a single season over that stretch. "He's a good player when he's a hard, heavy player," Coyotes coach Dave Tippett said. "That's who he has to be. If he doesn't play that way, he's not nearly as effective a player. We expect him to play hard, committed all the time. You just hope that the injury factor doesn't come into play." At this point though, you have to assume that injuries will be a factor when evaluating his potential for the 2014-15 campaign.
Apr 18 - 10:21 AM

Max Domi will go into the Coyotes' 2014 training camp with a good shot of making the team.

"Certainly Max is a very strong candidate for a position with us," Coyotes GM Don Maloney said. "I'm excited about his game. He had another strong year, but I don't want to ... put it in ink that he's starting left winger next year. He just may be too young." Domi was taken with the 12th overall pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. He had 34 goals and 93 points in 61 OHL games with the London Knights in 2013-14.
Apr 17 - 10:06 AM

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

Shane Doan admitted that he struggled to get his season back on track after returning from Rocky Mountain fever.

"It's such a freak thing, and you'd never expect to go through something like that," Doan said. "Once you're back and playing, you're back and playing. You're wanting to contribute and help out more than I did, especially early on. When I came back, I wasn't very good. I think I'm getting better every day." Doan had 23 goals and 47 points in 69 games in 2013-14. He'll have plenty of time to rest up and return in peak condition for the 2014-15 campaign.
Apr 16 - 10:09 AM

The Phoenix Coyotes have sent Tyler Gaudet to AHL Portland.

Gaudet didn't end up playing for Phoenix during his brief NHL stint. He had 26 goals and 61 points in 65 games with the OHL Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds in 2013-14.
Apr 15 - 12:23 PM

Mark Visentin will head to AHL Portland.

Visentin kicked out 29 of 32 shots in his NHL debut on Saturday. He has a 3.30 GAA and .901 save percentage in 44 AHL games this season.
Apr 15 - 12:21 PM

The Phoenix Coyotes have sent Brandon Gormley to the minors.

Gormley played in five games with Phoenix and didn't record a point. He's worth keeping an eye on though because he does have some offensive upside.
Apr 15 - 12:20 PM

Connor Murphy will head to AHL Portland.

Murphy had a goal and eight points in 30 games with Phoenix in 2013-14. He also has 11 assists in 34 AHL contests.
Apr 15 - 12:19 PM

Mike Smith sustained an MCL sprain to his right knee back on March 24 that sidelined him for the last 10 games of the regular season.

He was initially projected to be out of action for two to four weeks, so he should get clearance shortly. Unfortunately, his injury came at a bad time for the Coyotes, as they were battling for a playoff spot down the stretch and came up just short of earning the final wild card spot in the Western Conference.
Apr 14 - 5:58 PM

David Moss scored the winner Sunday in a 2-1 win over Dallas.

The Coyotes ended their season on a winning note as Moss knocked in the winner with 2:31 to go in the third period. Moss finished with eight goals and 22 points. He has little-to-no fantasy value.
Apr 14 - 9:28 AM

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

Phoenix goalie Thomas Greiss needed to make only 16 saves en route to a 2-1 victory over the visiting Dallas Stars Sunday night.

It was his 10th win of the season, and the final one ever for the Phoenix Coyotes. The franchise will become the Arizona Coyotes for the 2014-15 season. They did not make the playoffs this season. Greiss, backup to Mike Smith, ends the regular season with a record of 9-8-5, a GAA of 2.35 and a save percentage of .920.
Apr 14 - 12:02 AM

The Phoenix Coyotes managed to complete their dismal regular season on a winning note, defeating the visiting Dallas Stars 2-1 Sunday night.

Captain Shane Doan scored one of the Phoenix goals. It was his 23rd of the season. David Moss, with his eighth of the season, scored the Coyotes' game winner with 2:31 remaining in the third period. With the win, the avoided going into a disappointingly early offseason with memories of an eight-game winless streak. "Nobody ever wants to be in this situation," Doan said before the game. "We've got to find a way to end this stupid streak we're on." They did.
Apr 13 - 11:49 PM

The Phoenix Coyotes have signed Dan O'Donoghue to a two-year entry level contract.

O'Donoghue is 23 years of age and just finished a four year career with Mercyhurst College where he had 15 goals and 43 points in 38 games. He will start his professional career with Portland of the AHL.
Apr 13 - 9:08 AM


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