Coyotes Rumors & News

  • Lightning suffer crushing loss to Coyotes

    The Sports Xchange "TAMPA, Fla. -- Every advantage was there for the Tampa Bay Lightning. They were at home against a lesser opponent playing a backup goalie on the tail end of a back-to-back. Up 3-2 in the third period, the Lightning let two points slip away in the wild-card chase when the Arizona Coyotes..." March 21

  • Bettman: 'Assume' NHL not going to Olympics

    TSN "National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman is advising fans to brace for the 2018 Winter Olympics to take place without NHL players in Pyeongchang. Speaking to Reuters in New York on Tuesday at the Sports Business Summit, Bettman said “people should assume” the NHL is not going to play in..." March 21

  • Ellis' two goals propel Predators past Coyotes

    The Sports Xchange "NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- According to Ryan Ellis, his increased production this season is a combination of opportunity and confidence. "I'm just trying to keep things going in the right direction," the Nashville Predators defenseman said. "We've got some great forwards on this team, and I'm just..." March 20

  • Retirement could be in cards for Coyotes’ Michalek

    Arizona Republic "The Coyotes added options to their roster Sunday on the brink of a five-game road trip, recalling defenseman Zbynek Michalek and center Laurent Dauphin from the American Hockey League. Arizona had enough healthy players Saturday to field a lineup (20), but coach Dave Tippett said Sunday the..." March 20

  • Blues continue mastery of Coyotes

    The Sports Xchange "GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The St. Louis Blues were already on a roll when they arrived in Arizona, but the Coyotes never seem to slow the Blues down. Alex Pietrangelo, Scottie Upshall and David Perron scored and Jake Allen made 31 saves for his fourth shutout this season as St. Louis beat Arizona..." March 19

  • Adorable 4-year old pops the question to NHL player, gets ‘engaged’

    Fox Sports "A 4-year-old Arizona Coyotes fan named Gracie got to meet her favorite player, LW Anthony Duclair, and she had a very special note prepared for him. Via “Dear Duke, I’m Gracie, and I’m four. I love you! Are you happy to be back? Will you marry me?” Duclair said it was his first..." March 19

  • Nyquist's shootout goal gives Detroit a win over Arizona

    The Sports Xchange "GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Detroit Red Wings and Arizona Coyotes owned the NHL's two best shootout records entering Thursday's game at Gila River Arena. Something had to give, and it was No. 2 giving way to No. 1. Gustav Nyquist scored the format's lone goal and the Red Wings improved to 8-0 in..." March 17

  • Kings suffer blow to playoff prospects with SO loss

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- On a night when the Los Angeles Kings needed a victory to keep pace in the Western Conference race, the undermanned Arizona Coyotes left Staples Center with an extra point that made the home team's path to the postseason more difficult. Max Domi scored twice, including the..." March 15

  • Smith sets Coyotes shutout record in win over Avs

    The Sports Xchange "GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Mike Smith was not aware he was within striking distance of the Coyotes' franchise shutout record when the season began. On Monday, he took sole possession of it. Brendan Perlini scored his 13th goal of the season and Smith made 22 saves to record his franchise-record 22nd..." March 14

  • Filling No. 1 center void could be tough for Arizona Coyotes

    Arizona Republic "The title has transferred ownership over the years, moving from Jeremy Roenick to Daymond Langkow and on to Mike Ribeiro – for just a season – and then Antoine Vermette. Martin Hanzal was the latest to hold the distinction as the Coyotes’ No. 1 center, sitting at the top of the team’s depth..." March 14

  • Coyotes want to sign Clayton Keller after his season at Boston University

    USA Today "Arizona Coyotes general manager John Chayka’s long-term investments may pay dividends quicker than anticipated. The Coyotes hope to sign prize prospect Clayton Keller as soon as his season at Boston University is over, Chayka told USA TODAY Sports. TSN hockey analyst Craig Button, a former..." March 13

  • Smith saves day as Coyotes outlast Devils

    The Sports Xchange "GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The last time New Jersey Devils goaltender Cory Schneider was in Arizona, the Coyotes fired 96 shot attempts his way and never put one past him. On Saturday at Gila River Arena, the Coyotes only needed 10 shots to end Schneider's night. Arizona scored four goals in the..." March 12

  • Coyotes GM John Chayka reflects on first year: 'We are 29th'

    USA Today "Arizona Coyotes general manager John Chayka’s first season as the youngest GM in the history of the four major sports has given him an understanding of why the job makes you old before your time. Asked to grade his performance, the 27-year-old Chayka said: “We are 29th and that’s how we grade..." March 12

  • Karlsson's two goals lead Senators to OT win

    The Sports Xchange "GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Ottawa Senators general manager Pierre Dorion stepped into the press box elevator at Gila River Arena after the second period and asked to ride it down to the 100 level to watch the third period. "With what I'm seeing up here, I want to puke," said Dorion, whose team..." March 10

  • Glendale: Coyotes, not city, to blame for financial mess

    Arizona Republic "Glendale City Manager Kevin Phelps and former Mayor Elaine Scruggs said they have had enough after the Arizona Coyotes and National Hockey League Commissioner Gary Bettman this week badmouthed the city and threatened to move the team if lawmakers don't provide the franchise a new arena. Phelps,..." March 10

  • Ex-NHLer Craig Cunningham makes amazing progress after leg amputation

    Fox Sports "One of the most emotional stories of this hockey season was that of Craig Cunningham, who collapsed on the ice before an AHL game late last year. Cunningham, who spent time in the NHL with the Bruins and Coyotes, went into cardiac arrest just prior to a Tucson Roadrunners game in November. His..." March 09

  • Colin Campbell ‘nervous’ as unchanged offsides rule looms ahead of playoffs

    Sportsnet "Colin Campbell refers to it as Mike Murphy’s Law. A nod to his right-hand man, yes, but also the NHL’s penchant for finding itself in some kind of rules quagmire at the most important time of year. Consider it a by-product of a game played with a bouncing piece of rubber on ice. "We always..." March 08

  • NHL commissioner Gary Bettman: Coyotes 'cannot and will not remain in Glendale'

    Sporting News "In his strongest push yet to preserve the future of the Coyotes in Arizona, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman penned a sternly worded letter to state lawmakers Tuesday lobbying for a bill that would help secure a new arena for the franchise. The letter, sent to the Arizona Legislature, advocates..." March 08

  • NHL Will Not Change Definition Of Off-Side

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Though it was discussed heavily at the GM Meetings this week in Boca Raton, Florida, the NHL will not change the off-side rule according to Pierre LeBrun of ESPN. The idea theorized was that the player wouldn’t need to have his skate blade on the ice to be considered on-side, just breaking the..." March 07

  • Lack, Hurricanes bounce back, beat Coyotes

    The Sports Xchange "GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Three days after he ripped backup goalie Eddie Lack for allowing four goals on 16 shots in an overtime loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning, Hurricanes coach Bill Peters was feeling the sting of regret as he headed to the airport for Carolina's road trip to Arizona. "Not my..." March 06

  • John Chayka building Coyotes by the numbers "Arizona Coyotes general manager John Chayka was often asked earlier this season if he was nervous about rookie center Christian Dvorak, an elite scorer in the Ontario Hockey League who wasn't scoring or impacting games in the NHL. Chayka's answer was always the same. He wasn't nervous. Dvorak..." March 06

  • Martinook, Doan power Coyotes past Hurricanes

    The Sports Xchange "RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Arizona Coyotes aren't winning all that often this season, but they're embracing their chances when in position for something good. "Going into the third, we wanted to leave it all out there and we did a good job with that," left winger Jordan Martinook said...." March 03

  • Radim Vrbata, Shane Doan remain with Coyotes after NHL trade deadline

    Arizona Sports "Coyotes general manager John Chayka set conditions for trading Radim Vrbata. Shane Doan set conditions for accepting a trade from the only franchise he’s ever known. Those conditions were not met by Wednesday’s NHL trade deadline, so both Vrbata and Doan will remain with the Coyotes until..." March 02

  • Avalanche acquire forward Brendan Ranford for Joe Whitney

    Sportsnet "The Colorado Avalanche have acquired forward Brendan Ranford from the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for Joe Whitney. Ranford will be assigned to Colorado’s farm club in San Antonio, the third AHL team the 24-year-old will join this season. He has six goals and 17 points in 46 AHL games this..." March 01

  • Martin Hanzal trade hasn't changed Shane Doan's trade approach

    Arizona Republic "Fresh off the ice after a period of play on Sunday, Shane Doan’s eyes darted side to side and up and down as the words spilled out. The Coyotes captain said it was hard, that Martin Hanzal was a huge part of the team and after playing with him for 10 years, he appreciated his value and how it..." March 01

  • Coyotes' Alexander Burmistrov 'doing fine' after leaving game on stretcher

    Sporting News "Coyotes forward Alex Burmistrov was flattened by a hit from Bruins defenseman Colin Miller, which led to a few scary minutes on the ice. During the second period of Tuesday's game in Boston, Miller lowered his shoulder and slammed into Burmistrov, which caused him to fall hard and slam his head..." March 01

  • Bruins continue mastery of Coyotes

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Bruce Cassidy is still the interim coach of the Boston Bruins, but it could be just a matter of time before the "interim" part of his title is removed. Cassidy's Bruins are 7-1 since he took over for the fired Claude Julien, cruising to a 4-1 victory over the Arizona Coyotes in the..." February 28

  • Wild trade Teemu Pulkkinen to Coyotes for future considerations

    Sportsnet "The Arizona Coyotes have acquired forward Teemu Pulkkinen from the Minnesota Wild in exchange for future considerations. Pulkkinen was waived by the Wild on Sunday. Minnesota had claimed him off of waivers from Detroit earlier in the year." February 28

  • Coyotes' Vrbata leaves it late vs. Sabres

    The Sports Xchange "GLENDALE, Ariz. -- While teammates keep getting traded all around him, Arizona Coyotes right winger Radim Vrbata just keeps rolling. Vrbata ripped a slap shot through a screen with 18.9 seconds left in regulation as Arizona rallied from a two-goal deficit to defeat the Buffalo Sabres 3-2 on..." February 27

  • Shane Doan unhappy with Hanzal move; could also be on the move

    Sportsnet "Shane Doan was clearly unhappy after seeing teammate Martin Hanzal traded from Arizona, and it’s still possible the lifelong member of the Coyotes will follow him out of town. Even though the 40-year-old winger has resisted opportunities to leave in the past, he’s now facing the possibility..." February 27

  • Coyotes trade centre Martin Hanzal to Wild

    Arizona Republic "The Coyotes appear to have moved their most appealing trade candidate three days before the NHL deadline, sending center Martin Hanzal to the Wild, multiple league sources confirmed. TSN's Bob McKenzie first reported the news. Hanzal seemed likely to be shipped out before Wednesday's 1 p.m...." February 27

  • Martin Hanzal's time with Coyotes has been memorable

    Arizona Republic "Center Martin Hanzal filed onto the ice second-to-last in his usual spot just ahead of captain Shane Doan. He circled the zone with the puck on his stick, eventually ditching it when he wired a shot on net before turning toward center ice. There, he dropped down to one knee to stretch as his..." February 26

  • Lightning acquire winger Stefan Fournier from Coyotes for Jeremy Morin

    Sportsnet "The Tampa Bay Lightning have acquired winger Stefan Fournier from the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for Jeremy Morin. Fournier, 24, has split his entire professional career between the AHL and ECHL, with his latest stop being with the Tucson Roadrunners of the AHL this season where he’s put up..." February 26

  • Stars earn much-needed win vs. Coyotes

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- Coming off a five-day break, the Dallas Stars showed few signs of rust, getting the winning goal from captain Jamie Benn early in the third period and 25 saves from Kari Lehtonen in a 5-2 victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Friday night at American Airlines Center. After his older..." February 25

  • Mike Smith is out with illness that is not the mumps, Coyotes say

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Arizona Republic’s Sarah McLellan reports that she was told Mike Smith is missing tonight’s game because of an illness that is not the mumps. You may recognize “not the mumps” as the NHL’s version of letting out a barrage of coughs and then insisting the issue is not contagious. Anyway,..." February 25

  • Blackhawks ride Kane hat trick to rout of Coyotes

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Given how well Jonathan Toews and the rest of the Chicago Blackhawks' top line has performed of late, Patrick Kane doesn't feel like he has carry too much of the offensive load. But even with how much firepower the Blackhawks have spread throughout their roster, sometimes it just..." February 24

  • Tippett calls out Smith, Goligoski, Schenn for ‘brutal’ efforts

    Pro Hockey Talk "It’s not very often head coaches call out underperforming players by name, but that’s exactly what Arizona bench boss Dave Tippett did following Thursday’s defeat in Chicago. The Coyotes website has full video of his postgame availability, but here are the key parts: Q: Is the disappointment..." February 24

  • Arizona Coyotes proposed $395 million arena deal on life support

    Arizona Republic "A plan that would provide $225 million in public financing for a new $395 million Arizona Coyotes arena likely does not have the votes to pass the state Senate, key lawmakers told The Arizona Republic/azcentral Thursday. Sens. Debbie Lesko, R-Peoria, and John Kavanagh, R-Fountain Hills, said..." February 24

  • Coyotes' Smith rips conussion protocol

    TSN "Arizona Coyotes goaltender Mike Smith was forced out of his team's 3-2 win over the Anaheim Ducks Monday as the NHL's concussion spotter flagged him for testing. The 34-year-old was forced to leave the game after a collision with Ducks forward Jakob Silfverberg, which knocked Smith's mask..." February 22

  • Coyotes jump out to fast start in win over Ducks

    The Sports Xchange "GLENDALE, Ariz. -- A reporter asked Arizona coach Dave Tippett recently if he was concerned about his young team's ability to focus with the NHL trade deadline approaching and several Coyotes being mentioned in trade rumors. "I won't be able to answer that question until we're in the middle..." February 21

  • Coyotes trade Michael Stone to Calgary for draft picks

    Arizona Sports "The Coyotes’ first move before the trade deadline came Monday when they traded defenseman Michael Stone to Calgary for the Flames’ third-round pick and a conditional fifth-round pick in 2018 on Monday. The conditional pick kicks in if Calgary re-signs Stone. The Coyotes made the deal official..." February 20

  • Burns scores twice as Sharks stop Coyotes

    The Sports Xchange "GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The San Jose Sharks had a pair of objectives Saturday in Arizona: Solve goalie Mike Smith and the Coyotes, who had won three of the teams' prior four meetings this season, and go into their week off on a high note. Brent Burns, the Sharks' fourth line and their backup..." February 19

  • Coyotes defeat rusty Kings

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- The Arizona Coyotes and Los Angeles Kings were well aware of the trend that has developed among NHL teams coming off their league-mandated week off from practice and play. The Coyotes wanted to take advantage of any rust that developed on the Kings while the Los Angeles..." February 17

  • Shane Doan hasn't asked Coyotes for trade "Arizona Coyotes captain Shane Doan has not asked general manager John Chayka to trade him before the 2017 NHL Trade Deadline on March 1 at 3 p.m. ET, Chayka said Friday. However, Chayka said Doan still has time to determine if he wants to play for a Stanley Cup contender, and if that's the..." February 17

  • Oilers overcome slow start to top Coyotes

    The Sports Xchange "EDMONTON, Alberta -- The Edmonton Oilers took a while to get going, but once they did there was no stopping them in a 5-2 home ice victory over the Arizona Coyotes. Leon Draisaitl, Matt Hendricks, Mark Letestu, Oscar Klefbom and Patrick Maroon scored for the Oilers, who were outplayed badly..." February 15

  • Coyotes' Duclair admits he's having 'an awful year'

    Arizona Sports "Anthony Duclair has never experienced a scoring drought of this magnitude in his life. In 50 games split between the Coyotes and Tucson Roadrunners, the 21-year-old right wing had four goals before the Roadrunners’ game on Tuesday night in San Jose. “It’s been an awful year for myself and I..." February 15

  • Mike Comrie Investigated for Rape

    TMZ "Former NHL star Mike Comrie -- once married to Hilary Duff -- is under investigation by the LAPD for allegedly raping a woman at his L.A. home, but he claims it was consensual ... TMZ has learned. Law enforcement sources tell us the woman claims she met up with Comrie at a bar Saturday night..." February 15

  • Coyotes, Smith shut down Flames

    The Sports Xchange "CALGARY, Alberta -- Mike Smith saved his Arizona Coyotes teammates on Monday night as he has done many times in the past. Smith made 19 of his 36 saves in the first period and backstopped the Coyotes to a 5-0 shutout win over the Calgary Flames. Smith picked up his second shutout of..." February 14

  • Coyotes, Smith shut down Flames

    The Sports Xchange "CALGARY, Alberta -- Mike Smith saved his Arizona Coyotes teammates on Monday night as he has done many times in the past. Smith made 19 of his 36 saves in the first period and backstopped the Coyotes to a 5-0 shutout win over the Calgary Flames. Smith picked up his second shutout of..." February 14

  • Coyotes haven’t made extension offer to Hanzal

    Pro Hockey Talk "“I haven’t got an offer yet from the Coyotes. We haven’t talked.” That was Martin Hanzal to the Arizona Republic this week, updating where negotiations are between him and the the club regarding a new deal. Hanzal, set to become a UFA this summer, already seemed likely to be moved by the..." February 14