Coyotes Rumors & News

  • Coyotes GM: Bolland ‘won’t be ready to play for the foreseeable future’ due to injury

    Pro Hockey Talk "Arizona Coyotes fans anticipating Dave Bolland‘s debut for his new team will have to wait, and a long time, too, by the sounds of it. On Thursday, the Florida Panthers traded the 30-year-old Bolland and prospect Lawson Crouse to the Coyotes in exchange for draft picks. Bolland, who has an..." August 25

  • Panthers trade Bolland, Crouse to Coyotes for two draft picks

    Sportsnet "Thursday morning, the Florida Panthers and Arizona Coyotes made a surprising trade. Florida sent Dave Bolland and Lawson Crouse, the 11th overall pick in the 2015 Draft, to the Coyotes for a second and third round pick. The trade allows Florida to shed Bolland’s $5.5 million salary cap hit..." August 25

  • Coyotes hire Dawn Braid as NHL’s first full-time female coach

    SI "The Coyotes have added Dawn Braid as full-time member of their coaching staff, making her the first full-time female NHL coach, the team announced Wednesday. Braid was previously a part-time skating consultant with the team. She has also worked with the Maple Leafs, Ducks, Sabres and Flames...." August 24

  • Coyotes Add Three To Coaching Staff

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Arizona Coyotes GM John Chayka, via a release on the team’s website, today announced the team has hired Mike Van Ryn, Steve Potvin and Dawn Braid to the club’s coaching staff. Van Ryn, a former NHL defenseman who skated with Florida, St. Louis and Toronto during an eight-year career, will..." August 24

  • Friedman shares latest intel on top NHL RFAs

    Today's Slapshot "Fresh off his Olympic work assignment, Sportsnet NHL Insider Elliotte Friedman dove back into the hockey scene on Tuesday evening with an appearance on NHL Network that covered the status of some of the top restricted free agents. Sean Monahan’s name was recently removed from that list, with..." August 23

  • Former Coyotes GM Don Maloney signs on as pro scout with Flames

    Calgary Sun "For the first time in a long time, Don Maloney was able to slack off all summer. He wasn’t interested in extending his vacation into the winter months. “I’ve been sitting on my butt for four months,” said Maloney, who was axed in April as GM of the Arizona Coyotes and signed on Wednesday as..." August 18

  • Jerseys, pucks at World Cup will include tracking chips

    The Score "The future is now for hockey. The NHL held a press conference Wednesday to discuss the upcoming World Cup of Hockey, including the introduction of brand new technology. It was unveiled that both pucks and player jerseys will feature computer chips that track player speed, distance between..." August 17

  • Coyotes Sign Vrbata to One-Year Contract "Arizona Coyotes General Manager John Chayka announced today that the Coyotes have signed forward Radim Vrbata to a one-year contract. As per club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed. “We are very pleased to sign Radim to a one-year contract,” said Chayka. “He’s a proven goal scorer..." August 16

  • U.S. Senator says NHL sending ‘conflicting, mixed messages’ on concussions, CTE

    The Hockey News "In late July, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman responded to questions from U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal about hockey and its link to concussions and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Bettman wrote that research indicated no clear link could be drawn between the sport and CTE, and Blumenthal..." August 16

  • Radim Vrbata nearing 1-year deal with Coyotes

    Arizona Sports "A familiar face is likely returning to the Valley. Unrestricted free-agent forward Radim Vrbata is in the process of finalizing a one-year deal with the Coyotes, per league sources. The deal could be announced on Monday. Vrbata, 35, played two separate stints for the Coyotes. He posted then..." August 15

  • Hanzal extension unlikely before season

    Arizona Sports "Before the Arizona Coyotes fired general manager Don Maloney in April, he said in his season postmortem that he would like to sign center Martin Hanzal to a contract extension before the 2016-17 season began. That thinking may have changed under new general manager John Chayka. “If there was..." August 13

  • Bettman: NHL participation in 2018 Olympics not a current priority

    The Score "As of right now, the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang are not on Gary Bettman's mind. The NHL commissioner was at Busch Stadium on Tuesday to discuss January's Winter Classic between the St. Louis Blues and Chicago Blackhawks, but touched on other topics during his press conference. One of the..." August 11

  • Chayka ready to give Coyotes prospects a chance

    The Score "Age will not be a factor when John Chayka picks the Arizona Coyotes' roster next season. The 27-year-old general manager is entering his first NHL campaign, and has the luxury of one of the deepest prospect pools in the league, which he plans to utilize during training camp in..." August 10

  • NHL preseason schedule highlighted by arena debuts "The 2016-17 NHL preseason schedule, released Wednesday, features the first games at two NHL arenas. On Sept. 26, the second day of the 15-day, 106-game schedule, the Edmonton Oilers open Rogers Place with a split-squad game against the Calgary Flames. Edmonton also will host the Anaheim Ducks..." August 10

  • Dates NHL Fans Should Have Marked on Their Calendars for the 2016-17 Season

    Bleacher Report "The National Hockey League will be celebrating its 100th anniversary this season, and it should be a special one. There will be four outdoor games featuring some big rivalries and historic firsts, and new NHLers will be introduced to hockey's biggest stage and play important roles for their new..." August 09

  • Coyotes ‘have some work to do’ in re-signing Rieder

    Pro Hockey Talk "While it might seem premature (or maybe hyperbolic) to call it a saga, what the heck — the Tobias Rieder saga in Arizona sounds like it’s hit a stalemate. Rieder, coming off a career year with personal bests in goals (14) and assists (23), doesn’t appear to have closed the negotiating gap on a..." August 04

  • Ranking the 31 NHL general managers

    The Score "Every day this week, theScore's hockey editors are evaluating NHL teams on a different level of management. This time, we're focusing on the GMs, ranking them based on salary cap and asset management, as well as draft history. Farm systems Head coaches General managers Owners (Thursday, Aug...." August 03

  • Marner, Strome playing in junior would be Hockey Canada's gain

    Toronto Sun "The idea of winning the gold medal at the 2017 world junior championship, naturally, appeals greatly to Mitch Marner and Dylan Strome. After all, the blue-chip National Hockey League prospects were part of the Canadian side that finished sixth at the 2016 tournament in Finland, a disappointing..." August 01

  • Connor Murphy's work ethic key to becoming core player for Arizona Coyotes

    Arizona Republic "The road to a steady job in the NHL may not have been lined with potholes and detours, but it sure did offer Coyotes defenseman Connor Murphy a speed bump or two. After getting selected 20th overall in 2011, Murphy required arthroscopic surgery to fix his knee and then underwent another..." August 01

  • Coyotes to Buy Out Antoine Vermette

    The Hockey Writers "The Arizona Coyotes have placed 34-year-old center Antoine Vermette on waivers with the intention of buying out his contract, according to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman. While the main buyout window for NHL teams has closed, each team that has salary arbitration with a player gets a brief..." August 01

  • Coyotes went the extra mile to woo free agents

    Arizona Republic "It’s been four years since the Coyotes have made the playoffs, an outbreak of losses escalating into a rebuild that is still in progress. They’ve reorganized their management structure by dismissing a tenured veteran and replacing him with the youngest general manager in league history. On..." August 01

  • Arizona Coyotes' Michael Stone continues to improve after knee surgery

    Arizona Republic "Having never navigated the rehab from ACL and MCL surgery before, Coyotes defenseman Michael Stone isn’t exactly sure when he’ll be able to return to game action. But he does feel his knee is healing properly. “I’m doing really good actually,” Stone said. “I think my knee is coming along..." July 30

  • Coyotes sign 1st-rounder Chychrun to entry-level deal

    Today's Slapshot "The Arizona Coyotes made an aggressive move at the 2016 NHL Entry Draft in order to pick up Florida-born defenseman Jakob Chychrun. The franchise, who saw new GM John Chayka participate in his first draft as the team’s overseeing manager, picked up the contract cap hit for Pavel Datsyuk from..." July 30

  • Domi eyes playoffs for Coyotes

    TSN "Max Domi played a prominent role with the Arizona Coyotes in his first NHL season. Now, he’s ready to take the team further. After a rookie year that saw him finish second on the team in points and fourth in goals, Domi plans to take what he learned and apply it to the upcoming..." July 30

  • Arizona Coyotes & Michael Stone Avoid Arbitration, Agree To One Year Deal

    Five For Howling "Connor Murphy was not the only defenseman to re-sign with the Arizona Coyotes today. Veteran defenseman Michael Stone signed a one year contract with the club. Long time Coyotes beat writer Craig Morgan was the first to report Stone’s signing. Stone was the lone Coyote scheduled to go to..." July 29

  • Coyotes ink Connor Murphy to 6-year deal

    Today's Slapshot "The Arizona Coyotes saw blue liner Connor Murphy put up a career high in points during his 2015-16 season. Now, they’ve banked on him continuing to improve by locking him up long-term. The Coyotes confirmed on Thursday morning that Murphy, who finished his 2015-16 season with six goals and..." July 28

  • 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