Coyotes Rumors & News

  • N.H.L. Commissioner Gary Bettman Continues to Deny C.T.E. Link

    New York Times "Responding to written questions from a United States senator about the effects of concussions in hockey, N.H.L. Commissioner Gary Bettman continued to deny a link between concussions and the brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or C.T.E. He blamed the news media for fanning fear of..." July 27

  • Coyotes GM Chayka: 'Defense isn't about defending' "'s Q&A feature called "Five Questions With …" runs every Tuesday. We talk to key figures in the game and ask them questions to gain insight into their lives, careers and the latest news. The latest edition features Arizona Coyotes general manager John Chayka: Before becoming the..." July 27

  • Coyotes have work to do, with RFAs Murphy, Stone still unsigned

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Arizona Coyotes added a defenseman with a right shot to their roster, signing Luke Schenn on Saturday. And there could be more moves to the back end on the way for Arizona. They still have work left with respect to two restricted free agents. Defensemen Connor Murphy, 23, and Michael Stone,..." July 24

  • Coyotes' Schenn happy to play in pressure-free market "Luke Schenn played his first NHL game nearly a month before his 19th birthday. Now, at age 26 and with 566 games on his resume, he’s hoping playing for the Coyotes will help him evolve as a defenseman. “It’s been a big learning curve,” Schenn said Saturday, just a few hours after he signed a..." July 24

  • Coyotes’ defensive makeover continues with Luke Schenn signing

    The Hockey Writers "As reported by Nick Kypreos of Sportsnet, the Arizona Coyotes have signed Luke Schenn to a two-year contract. The cap hit of the deal will come in at $1.25 million per Elliotte Friedman, also of Sportsnet. The Arizona Coyotes announced the deal through the team’s website but did not disclose the..." July 23

  • NHL TV schedule stinks, ignores Connor McDavid

    Sporting News "Connor McDavid could be one of the few best players in the NHL. Like, right now. He was also born in 1997. So, you'd think the best hockey talent to come along since Sidney Crosby would pop up on national American TV a couple times this season. You'd also be wrong. Exactly zero Oilers..." July 21

  • Signing-bonus laden contracts could lead to next lockout

    TSN "If you needed any evidence that another NHL lockout might be on the horizon, look no further than the type of free agent contracts executed during the 2015-2016 off-season. Admittedly, this is attempting to project the future, the NHL’s collective bargaining agreement (“CBA”) is fully binding..." July 19

  • Coyotes' Tikhonov returns to KHL

    The Score "Viktor Tikhonov is heading back to the KHL. The Arizona Coyotes forward reached terms with St. Petersburg SKA, marking his third stint in the Russian League. " July 17

  • Arizona Coyotes targeted Ryan White for his versatility

    Arizona Republic "As the reigning Stanley Cup champions, the Penguins are the current model to beat, and Coyotes General Manager John Chayka has kept Pittsburgh’s lineup in mind while revamping the roster this summer. What stood out to him was the efficiency of the Penguins' fourth line, a unit that offered..." July 15

  • Expansion draft playing heavy hand in the current NHL offseason

    Yardbarker "Never mind the fact the NHL expansion draft won’t take place for another yea, it has had an very strong effect on the happenings of the current offseason. Even before league commissioner Gary Bettman made the official announcement that the NHL will be adding a team in Las Vegas, it appeared..." July 15

  • NHL reaches landmark in-market streaming deal with Fox Sports

    Fox Sports "The NHL recently reached an agreement with Fox Sports for in-market streaming. Although not finalized, an agreement has been reached after negotiations spanning the course of five years. The agreement will allow in-market streaming of NHL games that are broadcast on Fox’s regional sports networks..." July 14

  • Coyotes re-sign Doan to one-year, $5 million deal

    Pro Hockey Talk "The captain is back in Arizona. Per multiple outlets — see here, here and here — Coyotes captain Shane Doan has agreed to return for a 21th season, on a one-year deal worth a reported $5 million. Doan, 39 (turns 40 on Oct. 10), has spent his entire career with the Winnipeg/Phoenix/Arizona..." July 12

  • Eight NHL teams that could be active in trade market this offseason

    USA Today "While the high-profile unrestricted free agents have all been claimed, offseason shopping is far from finished. Free agents such as Sam Gagner, Justin Schultz, Matt Carle, Kris Versteeg and James Wisniewski are still available. i Now multiple teams are looking to make trades to ease their..." July 11

  • McGinn looking to be a leader with Coyotes

    The Score "Jamie McGinn is hoping new scenery will bring new challenges. The 27-year-old joined the Arizona Coyotes on July 1 after agreeing to a three-year $10-million contract, and is hoping it comes with an opportunity to serve as a leader on a young squad. "At this point in my career, I want a..." July 10

  • Agent: Coyotes, Rieder not close to new deal

    The Score "The Arizona Coyotes and Tobias Rieder have yet to find common ground in contract negotiations. Rieder's agent, Darren Ferris, said contract negotiations are ongoing, but the two sides aren't close to reaching an agreement, according to Sarah McLellan of azcentral." July 10

  • Coyotes' Brendan Perlini trains in Valley to stick team

    Arizona Republic "Coyotes prospect Brendan Perlini is on the brink of graduating to the professional ranks after concluding his junior career earlier this year. And to help prepare for the change, the winger is staying put after development camp ends to train in the Valley – a place he hopes to remain once next..." July 08

  • Pavel Datsyuk signs 2-year deal with SKA St. Petersburg

    Detroit Free Press "Pavel Datsyuk has a new hockey home. Three weeks after he announced he was leaving the Detroit Red Wings, Datsyuk has agreed to a two-year contract with SKA St. Petersburg of Russia's Kontinental Hockey League. The contract is worth 250 million rubles annually -- roughly $3.9 million in today's..." July 08

  • AHL announces new rules on fighting that could come to the NHL

    Puck Drunk Love "The AHL has announced new rules regarding fighting and they may eventually impact the future of fighting in the NHL. The new rules are an attempt to cut down on staged fights and aim to eliminate players who fall into the “goon” category. First, AHL players won’t be able to fight after a..." July 07

  • Top 50 defenseman rankings for July "This offseason hasn't brought a lot of player movement along the blue line, but the outlook for fantasy defensemen heading into this NHL season did have a major change. Prior to the start of free agency, two big-name defensemen switched teams in a one-for-one trade, sparking plenty of debate in..." July 07

  • Dylan Strome training to stick with Arizona Coyotes this year

    Arizona Republic "A year ago, Coyotes prospect Dylan Strome was in the midst of a hectic summer that saw him get selected third overall at the NHL draft in South Florida, attend the team’s development camp in the Valley and then report for Canada’s national junior team showcase in Calgary, all in the span of..." July 05

  • Datsyuk wants to play until 2018; agent cites 'unfinished business'

    Detroit Free Press "Pavel Datsyuk is awaiting paperwork before he officially segues into the next chapter of his hockey career. “We are waiting on a transfer card from Arizona and we expect it to arrive shortly,” Dan Milstein, Datsyuk's agent, told the Free Press today. “As soon as we get that, Pavel will sign..." July 05

  • Doan not worried about free-agent status, excited about Coyotes' signings

    Arizona Republic "It’s becoming clearer what next season’s version of the Coyotes could look like with the team tapping into the free-agent and trade markets to revise their roster. They’ve added some help up front by signing forwards Jamie McGinn and Ryan White and retooled their back end by acquiring Alex..." July 03

  • Coyotes Sign Mueller to One-Year Contract " Arizona Coyotes General Manager John Chayka announced today that the Coyotes have signed forward Chris Mueller to a one-year, two-way contract. As per club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed." July 02

  • Paul Bissonnette lands contract, signs with Kings' farm team

    The Score "During a wild first day of free agency Friday, where over 100 players signed new contracts, Paul Bissonnette - a.k.a. @BizNasty2point0 - stole the show by sharing his direct messages to Brendan Shanahan and Evgeni Malkin as he searched for a new deal." July 02

  • Jamie McGinn signs 3-year with Coyotes worth a reported $10M

    The Score "The Arizona Coyotes have signed forward Jamie McGinn to a three-year, $10-million contract, the club announced. The deal is worth $10 million, according to TSN's Bob McKenzie." July 01

  • Coyotes sign Louis Domingue, extend qualifying offers to 5 others

    Arizona Republic "Coyotes goalie Louis Domingue has had a busy offseason, spending time with two-month-old daughter Mila and building a house in his native Quebec. Add in a new contract with the team, and the summer has certainly been memorable for Domingue. “Everything is just lining up for me, and I..." June 28

  • Ranking the top 20 NHL unrestricted free agents

    USA Today "The NHL free agent signing period doesn’t start until Friday at noon, ET, but teams have been allowed to talk to potential free agents since Saturday. Scorers are in short supply, as are impact defensemen, particularly right-shot defensemen. Here is a ranking of the top 20 potential..." June 27

  • Coyotes Draft Party Was Once Again A Hit

    Five For Howling "Friday night at Gila River Arena there was a buzz in the air about this draft. Who would the Arizona Coyotes pick? Who would be available at #7? Oh man, Matthew Tkachuk could fall right into our laps. ...Who's Clayton Keller? The arena was active with ball hockey, amusement rides for kids and a..." June 26

  • NHL Draft Picks Tracker "The first round of the 2016 NHL Draft at First Niagara Center on Friday marked the first step toward an NHL career for 30 young men. has the vital information and analysis for each selection here. DATA TRACKER: PICK-BY-PICK 1. Toronto Maple Leafs - Auston Matthews, C,..." June 25

  • Wings get rid of Pavel Datsyuk's $7.5 million cap hit in Coyotes trade

    ESPN "The Detroit Red Wings have unburdened themselves of Pavel Datsyuk's $7.5 million salary-cap hit for next season, trading it to the Arizona Coyotes on Friday night. The Wings also sent the No. 16 overall pick to the Coyotes in exchange for the No. 20 pick, plus a second-rounder (No. 53) as well..." June 25

  • NHL Entry Draft's later rounds wrongly ignored on many levels

    Edmonton Journal "The 2016 NHL Entry Draft will unfold this Friday, when the Toronto Maple Leafs are expected to draft Auston Matthews first overall. History has proven the first round is usually where the most prolific offensive players are chosen. The top-25 point producers during the last five NHL seasons..." June 24

  • NHL confirms expansion to Las Vegas for 2017-18 season

    The Score "NHL commissioner Gary Bettman announced Wednesday that the league's Board of Governors unanimously approved expansion to Las Vegas for the 2017-18 season. Bill Foley will be principal owner of the franchise, which will play its home games at the recently opened T-Mobile Arena. Foley and his..." June 22

  • Here's your handy guide to how the NHL's Las Vegas expansion draft will work

    SB Nation "The NHL announced their expansion into Las Vegas on Wednesday afternoon. That's all very exciting for their fans and the city of Las Vegas, but the fans of the other 30 teams are probably wondering what this means for their clubs. That's because an expansion draft is coming in 2017. Every NHL..." June 22

  • Coyotes ink pending UFA Alex Goligoski to a five-year deal

    Sportsnet "The Arizona Coyotes signed pending unrestricted free agent Alex Goligoski to a five-year contract on Tuesday night. Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reports the deal carries an average annual value of $5.5 million. Arizona acquired Goligoski’s negotiating rights on June 16 from the Dallas Stars..." June 22

  • NHL sets 2016-17 salary cap at $73M

    The Score "The salary cap for the 2016-17 NHL season has been set at $73 million, with a floor of $54 million, the league and NHLPA announced on Tuesday. The new cap marks an increase $1.6 million (2.2 percent) from last season, and comes from the NHLPA's vote to use its five-percent growth factor." June 22

  • NHL releases full schedule for 2016-17 season

    Sportsnet "he NHL’s 2016-17 regular season will commence Wednesday, Oct. 12, with a four-game slate, highlighted by the Edmonton Oilers playing their first game at their new arena, Rogers Place. The 1,230-game regular-season schedule – 82 games per team – will conclude Sunday, April 9. After closing..." June 21

  • Coyotes considering trading up, down at NHL draft

    Arizona Republic "The Coyotes have begun tweaking their stockpile of picks in the lead-up to this weekend's draft in Buffalo, adding to and subtracting from their collection, and although they’re open-minded to trading more of their selections – particularly their pair of first-rounders – it remains unclear whether..." June 21

  • Sharks Acquire Maxim Letunov and 2017 Draft Pick "San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has acquired prospect center Maxim Letunov and a 2017 sixth round draft selection from the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for San Jose’s 2016 fourth round and 2017 third round (previously acquired from Detroit)..." June 20

  • NHL 2016-17 home openers announced, Penguins to host Capitals

    The Score "Just eight days after the Pittsburgh Penguins captured the Stanley Cup, the NHL announced they will raise their fourth championship banner to the rafters Oct. 13 when Sidney Crosby will host Alex Ovechkin and the rival Washington Capitals. The season will start a week later than usual with the..." June 20

  • Coyotes plan to woo Alex Goligoski over 2-day visit

    The Score "The Arizona Coyotes will do their best to make a believer out of Alex Goligoski. General manager John Chayka sent a fifth-round pick to the Dallas Stars for the soon-to-be unrestricted free agent's negotiating rights, and the club plans to make the most of the opportunity to sign Goligoski to a..." June 19

  • Tucson Roadrunners Revealed as Name of Coyotes AHL Affiliate "The Arizona Coyotes announced today that the Club’s American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate will be called the Tucson Roadrunners. The team’s name and logo were revealed by Coyotes’ President and CEO Anthony LeBlanc at an open house event at the Tucson Convention Center. “We are very proud to..." June 18

  • Coyotes Sign Cunningham to One-Year Contract "Arizona Coyotes General Manager John Chayka announced today that the Coyotes have signed forward Craig Cunningham to a one-year two-way contract. As per club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed." June 17

  • Stars' deal Goligoski's negotiating rights to Coyotes

    The Score "The Arizona Coyotes have acquired the negotiating rights to defenseman Alex Goligoski from the Dallas Stars in exchange for a 2016 fifth-round draft pick, the Coyotes announced Thursday. The deal - which was first reported by ESPN's Craig Custance - will give the Coyotes an exclusive..." June 16

  • Top 10 trade candidates at the 2016 NHL draft

    The Hockey News "Draft day has usurped trade deadline day and free agent day as the NHL’s most exciting off-ice event, and it’s not because of the drafting. The last weekend in June has become a lightning rod for blockbuster trades because, unlike at the trade deadline, almost every franchise is a theoretical..." June 16

  • Order Of Selection For The 2016 NHL Draft

    kuklaskorner "The National Hockey League announced today the order of selection for the 2016 NHL Draft, June 24-25 at First Niagara Center in Buffalo. The first round will be conducted on Friday, June 24 and broadcast live by NBCSN in the United States and Sportsnet and TVA in Canada, beginning at 7 p.m., ET...." June 16

  • Coyotes GM: Trade talk involving Leafs' No. 1 pick 'ridiculous speculation'

    The Score "If Arizona Coyotes GM John Chayka is willing to prepare a bounty to acquire the rights of homegrown projected No. 1 draft selection Auston Matthews, it's news to him. Chayka indicated this week that the Coyotes are unwilling to bundle first-round picks with prospect and budding talents - or any..." June 15

  • Bob McKenzie: Many teams interested in making ‘seismic shifts’ via trade

    Today's Slapshot "Bob McKenzie was on Vancouver’s TSN 1040 on Tuesday morning. On what he’s hearing on the trade rumor front: “Hard to say at this point. We just got off the Cup Final. I’ve got to zip out to Detroit for the Gordie Howe funeral tomorrow. We’ve got the awards in Vegas, then on to the draft in..." June 15

  • NHL buyout window opening: 13 top candidates

    Sportsnet "Painfully under-performing players, cumbersome contracts and a “relatively flat” 2016-17 salary cap got you down? Fear not, National Hockey League general managers. The annual buyout window will soon give you an easy out. All you have to do is convince your team’s owner to shell out millions..." June 14

  • Coyotes asked for Hanzal's 'trade list' while discussing extension

    The Score "The Arizona Coyotes aren't ruling anything out when it comes to forward Martin Hanzal. While discussing an extension with the 29-year-old, the team has asked for his "trade list," Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman notes. Hanzal still remains under contract with the club through the 2016-17..." June 11

  • Arizona Coyotes' Dvorak wins junior title, eyes NHL

    Arizona Republic "Credit for the overtime-winner belongs to Matthew Tkachuk but before the goal clinched the Memorial Cup for the London Knights, Coyotes prospect Christian Dvorak thought Tkachuk's shot caromed off his stick. “It doesn’t really matter,” Dvorak said. “We just wanted to win the hockey game, and we..." June 10