Player News - Coyotes

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Arizona's AHL affiliate, the Portland Pirates, announced the signings of forward Eric Selleck and defenseman Joel Hanley to minor-league deals on Tuesday.

Selleck registered 12 points and 163 penalty minutes in 60 games between San Antonio and Chicago last campaign. Hanley skated in 15 games with Portland in 2013-14 during his first AHL season.
Source: AHL.com
Aug 19 - 3:28 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

Washington, Minnesota and Pittsburgh are reportedly in the running to sign tough guy Paul Bissonnette, according to an NHL source.

The Capitals are believed to be the favorite to sign him. Bissonnette appeared in 39 games with the Coyotes last season, where he picked up eight points and 53 penalty minutes.
Aug 11 - 11:49 AM

According to his agent, the Washington Capitals are among a handful of teams potentially interested in acquiring the services of Paul Bissonnette.

Mark Guy, Bissonnette's representative, confirms his client is seeking a larger role than the one he has traditionally owned in the NHL, saying "Right now he's just looking for a good organization where he can contribute more than he's been able to, to date, in the last couple years in Phoenix. He wants to be in a position where he can compete for a solid fourth-line position and be a great team guy." It may be a surprise to hear that the enforcer is actually a highly-rated contributor by proponents of advanced stats and would likely serve as a useful player if assigned a regular shift. For those in leagues that reward penalty minutes, consistent ice time could make Bissonnette roster-worthy.
Aug 3 - 9:49 AM

It wouldn't take much to sign unrestricted free agent Jeff Halpern.

"I basically wait for a phone call and then if somebody says we have a contract, I say, 'Whatever your offer is, I'll take less,'" Halpern said. He had five goals and 12 points in 69 games in 2013-14. The 38-year-old is a decent bottom-six forward, but he has no fantasy value in standard leagues.
Jul 31 - 4:23 PM

The Arizona Coyotes would like to ink Antoine Vermette to an extension.

The value of top-two centers has gone up though and Vermette would be in for a big payday if he simply becomes an unrestricted free agent in the summer of 2015. The Coyotes might still be able to keep him, but he'll probably demand a substantial upgrade over his current five-year, $18.75 million deal.
Source: CBC.ca
Jul 23 - 10:03 AM

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

Brendan Perlini has inked a three-year, entry-level contract with the Arizona Coyotes.

The Coyotes took Perlini with the 12th overall pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. He had 34 goals and 71 points in 58 OHL games in 2013-14. "Brendan is a strong skater with great size and skill," Coyotes GM Don Maloney said. "He had an impressive prospect development camp and we look forward to watching his development."
Jul 18 - 3:52 PM

Jordan Szwarz has signed a two-year, two-way deal with Arizona.

Szwarz had three goals and no assists in 26 games with Arizona in 2013-14. He was taken by the Coyotes in the fourth round of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.
Jul 16 - 9:29 AM

Brandon McMillan has signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Arizona Coyotes.

McMillan had an arbitration hearing set for July 29. He scored two goals and registered four assists in 22 contests with Arizona last season.
Jul 16 - 9:27 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

David Moss' recently signed one-year contract with the Arizona Coyotes is worth $800,000.

That's a major pay cut from the $2.1 million Moss earned in 2013-14. He came very close to heading to Switzerland on a two-year deal, but he agreed to an 11th hour deal with Arizona. "I'm really excited to be back with the team," Moss said. "I believe the team is headed in the right direction, and I just want to be a part of it. I'm very grateful that they wanted me back, and I'm looking forward to having a great season."
Jul 14 - 9:19 AM

Max Domi, taken with the 12th overall pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft by the Arizona Coyotes, looked good at the team's developmental camp in recent days.

The Coyotes are counting on big things in the not-too-distant future from the son of former NHLer Tie Domi. Max had 34 goals and 93 points in 61 OHL games for the London Knights in 2013-14. Domi was passed over for last year's squad that Canada took to the World Junior Championship but is back in the mix for a roster spot this year. "It's exciting," he said. "Anytime you get a chance to represent your country, it's pretty special and something every Canadian kid dreams of is playing in that World Junior tournament."
Jul 13 - 10:10 AM

Winger Anton Karlsson, a 6-foot, 192-pound Swede drafted by the Arizona Coyotes in the third round of the recent NHL Entry Draft, watched countryman Mats Sundin star in the NHL a lot when he was a kid.

But Karlsson plays nothing like Sundin. He's a physical winger, not a finesse player as Sundin was. "I watched Mats Sundin, and he's not that player. So maybe I just have it in me," Karlsson said about his aggressive style at the recent Coyotes' developmental camp.
Jul 13 - 10:05 AM

David Moss has agreed to a one-year contract with the Arizona Coyotes.

Moss reportedly signed a two-year deal with a Swiss club, but it came with an out-clause if he could find an NHL suitor within a week of signing the contract. That's exactly what happened as he'll get to spend a third straight season with Arizona.
Jul 11 - 5:20 PM


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