Coyotes Rumors & News

  • NHL free agent class of 2016 strong

    TSN "With Mark Giordano signing a six-year, $40.5 million extension with the Calgary Flames, the 2016 NHL free agent market lost arguably its best available unrestricted defenceman. Fears of a dearth of signing activity come July 1 are unfounded, though, considering that the crop of players set to..." August 25

  • One-year deal makes 2015-16 season critical for Coyotes' Boedker

    Fox Sports Arizona "Mikkel Boedker arrived back in the Valley on Tuesday evening with a new contract, a healthy body and a season of huge importance looming. "It's been a very good summer," said Boedker, who plans to skate with some teammates at the Ice Den on Thursday . "All the workouts I got from (Coyotes..." August 20

  • Who's the best player in the NHL for 2015-16?

    Yahoo! Sports "The Hockey News released its 2015-16 NHL Yearbook, which our own Sean Leahy carries around like a kid at seminary school clutching his Testaments. Within its pages is the annual Top 50 player ranking, and SwissHabs has captured part of the list for 2015-16; we’re guessing it caught their eye..." August 19

  • Coyotes' Hanzal is healthy, ready for action

    Fox Sports Arizona "Coyotes strength and conditioning coordinator J.P. Major paid a visit to Martin Hanzal in the Czech Republic last month to check in on Hanzal's progress after back surgery. "I think he's more famous than me," Hanzal joked. "I've seen more stories about him lately." Hanzal should retake the..." August 18

  • Adidas lands NHL jersey deal

    TSN "The National Hockey League appears poised for radical changes to its team jerseys in the wake of a deal that may pave the way for advertising on team uniforms. Adidas has won a long-term deal to make uniforms for the 30 NHL teams, beginning in the 2016-17 season. Adidas takes over from its..." August 17

  • Daniel Briere announces retirement at age 37

    Sportsnet "After 17 years in the NHL, Daniel Briere has announced his retirement at the age of 37. The Gatineau, Que., native spent the early part of his career with the Phoenix Coyotes before moving on to play with the Buffalo Sabres, Philadelphia Flyers, Montreal Canadiens, and Colorado..." August 17

  • Coyotes aren't alone in needing a right-handed defenseman

    Fox Sports Arizona "A central part of the Coyotes' offseason plan was to trade for 22-year-old right-handed defenseman Dougie Hamilton. At 6-feet-5 and 212 pounds, Hamilton was viewed as a foundational piece who would have played on the team's top pairing with Oliver Ekman-Larsson for a decade or longer. The fact..." August 15

  • Top 50 NHL Goaltending Prospects for 2015-2016

    In Goal Magazine "With the amount of amateur and professional scouting available in this modern age of sports, any list of the best prospects will vary depending who is making the list. Based on a collection of those different opinions and scouting work from our staff, InGoal has created a power ranking for the..." August 14

  • Doan is committed to Coyotes for this season, and maybe beyond

    Fox Sports Arizona "Shane Doan is back in the Valley with a refreshed mind, a rested body and a renewed spirit for the NHL season ahead. "Sometimes, you can get bogged down in negativity and focus on the wrong things," the Coyotes captain said Wednesday. "I'm feeling good again. I'm feeling optimistic." When..." August 13

  • Oilers deemed to have best group of prospects; Penguins worst

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Edmonton Oilers have the best group of prospects. The Pittsburgh Penguins have the worst. Those were the findings of ESPN’s Corey Pronman, who ranked the “organizational prospect depth” of all 30 NHL teams and published his analysis today. “The Oilers have two great defensive..." August 12

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    Sarah McLellan @azc_mclellan

    #Coyotes announce they've signed a one-year affiliation agreement with the Rapid City Rush of the ECHL.

  • Why the Coyotes can survive and eventually thrive in Arizona

    CBS Sports "If you are an Arizona Coyotes fan, you deserve far more credit than you do ridicule. It means you've sat through seemingly constant uncertainty tied to a litany of failed ownership groups, continual diatribes from those outside of the market about how it doesn't deserve a team and there's also..." August 10

  • Coyotes sign defenceman Brandon Gormley to 1-year, 2-way contract "The Arizona Coyotes signed defenceman Brandon Gormley to a one-year, two-way contract Thursday. Financial terms of the deal weren't disclosed. The 23-year-old Gormley, from Murray River, Prince Edward Island, had two goals and two assists in 27 games for the Coyotes last season. He also had..." August 07

  • NHL unveils ‘historic’ digital media rights deal with MLBAM

    Pro Hockey Talk "In a way, baseball will power the way hockey fans consume a ton of digital NHL-related media going forward. More specifically, MLBAM will be doing the heavy lifting, as the NHL announced a “historic” six-year deal with the service, which also apparently powers streaming services for companies..." August 04

  • Coyotes Sign Treutle to One-Year Entry Level Contract "Arizona Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have signed goaltender Niklas Treutle to a one-year, entry-level contract. As per club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed. The 24-year-old Treutle registered a 20-10-0 record with a .923 save percentage..." July 30

  • New big NHL contracts appear to have protection from potential upcoming lockout

    TSN "NHL lockout. It's the one phrase that can send a chill down your spine on the sweatiest summer July day. Rest easy, for now: the NHL and NHL Players' Association has guaranteed labour peace for each of the next five seasons, through the 2019-20 campaign. While another hockey work..." July 29

  • Coyotes not out of the woods – or Glendale – just yet

    Arizona Republic "Robert Sarver believes in the future of basketball and soccer. He's not so certain about hockey in Arizona. His viewpoint will be very important in the coming years. Don't get him wrong. He's not against the idea. The Suns majority owner says he'd have no problems sharing a multipurpose..." July 26

  • NHLPA’s Fehr: Players want to play in Olympics

    Sportsnet "NHL players competing at the PyeongChang 2018 Olympics certainly isn’t the most important storyline in hockey these days – expansion, off-season transactions and managerial moves are – but it’s still a topic many are interested in. NHLers have competed at the Olympics since the 1998 Nagano..." July 25

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    Sarah McLellan @azc_mclellan

    #Coyotes announce they've signed forward Michael Bunting to a three-year, entry-level contract.

  • Coyotes, Glendale reach agreement to end legal dispute, amend lease

    CBS Sports "About six weeks after the City of Glendale voted to terminate their lease agreement with the Arizona Coyotes, the two sides appear to have reached a settlement that will keep the team in the desert. The city council will vote Friday on an amended arena-lease agreement, the team and city announced..." July 24

  • Post expansion, could NHL realign with eight divisions?

    Pro Hockey Talk "After the NHL received just two bids for expansion teams — one for Las Vegas, the other for Quebec City, but nothing for Seattle or Portland — could the league be headed for another realignment? From the Globe and Mail’s Eric Duhatschek: When the NHL last realigned, the commitment was only..." July 22

  • Can young NHLers be trusted?

    TSN "One of the hockey narratives I’ve always been curious about is the reputation that veterans pick up as the steady, reliable defensive options. The reputation seems to be built out of the fact that these players have extensive experience at the NHL level, and through that experience, they have..." July 22

  • Lightning sign forward McGinn to one-year contract "The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed forward Tye McGinn to a one-year, two-way contract, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced today. McGinn, 24, skated in 51 games in the NHL last season, splitting time between the San Jose Sharks and Arizona Coyotes, posting two goals and..." July 21

  • Quebecor submits expansion bid for NHL franchise in Quebec City

    The Score "The company hoping to bring NHL hockey back to Quebec City has formally applied for an expansion franchise. Quebecor, the media conglomerate that operates Sun Media, TVA, Videotron, and Canoe, confirmed the bid in a brief statement Monday. A new arena in Quebec City, the Videotron Centre,..." July 20

  • Lack of cap room has made for ‘really difficult’ summer for some free agents

    Columbus Dispatch "It's been nearly three weeks since NHL free agency opened, and there are still plenty of good players on the market. There will be a second wave of signings, but one longtime NHL agent told The Dispatch that the market has never been this stagnant. "It's tough," the agent said. "There are..." July 20

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    Chris Kuc @ChrisKuc

    Coyotes have signed defenseman Klas Dahlbeck to a one-year, two-way contract. #Blackhawks

  • Arizona Coyotes ready to find out what Max Domi can do

    Arizona Republic "To suggest the goal was one of the more meaningful ones in winger Max Domi’s career would be off base. It didn’t clinch a win, a playoff series or a gold medal. Actually, it was scored in the second period when his junior club, the London Knights, was already leading 4-1. And yet once the..." July 19

  • Former Coyote exec Sean Burke weighing options with other organizations

    Fox Sports Arizona "Former Coyotes executive Sean Burke said he is pondering a position with another NHL club and expects to make a decision quickly. Burke was reportedly in discussions with both the Toronto Maple Leafs and San Jose Sharks at one point, and there has also been speculation tying him to Calgary and..." July 16

  • Dylan Strome wants in early, but Coyotes won't rush "Dylan Strome took the ice at Arizona Coyotes development camp last week with the fanfare that would be expected for the third pick of the 2015 NHL Draft. But the buzz was muted by the expectation that Strome is a long-term investment, unlike Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel, the top two picks of..." July 16

  • Taylor Pyatt Announces Retirement From Hockey

    The Hockey Writers "Former NHLer Taylor Pyatt has announced that he will retire from hockey after playing 859 NHL games split between the New York Islanders, Buffalo Sabres, Vancouver Canucks, Phoenix Coyotes, New York Rangers, and Pittsburgh Penguins. He played for Geneve Servette in Switzerland last..." July 15

  • Coyotes give Shinnimin, Samuelsson matching $600K deals

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Arizona Coyotes have re-upped with a pair of AHL farmhands, agreeing to one-year, $600,000 extensions with Brendan Shinnimin and Phillip Samuelsson. The extensions, reported by CBC, came after both players made their Coyotes debuts last season. Shinnimin, 24, appeared in 12 games while..." July 15

  • Top 15 NHL UFAs of 2015: Best of who’s left

    Sportsnet "Where does the unrestricted free-agent class of 2015 stand now, after July 1’s flurry of signings? Well, admittedly, it’s looking a little thin. Although most big acquisitions will be made through trade at this point, that doesn’t mean useful players aren’t still out there to be scooped..." July 14

  • Coyotes encouraged about prospects after development camp

    Arizona Republic "The Coyotes have anticipated some of their youth jumping into the NHL next season, and that idea gained credibility after watching their prospects at the team's recent development camp. "I was really happy with what I saw here because it gives us hope that we're not just kidding ourselves,"..." July 12

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    Sarah McLellan @azc_mclellan

    #Coyotes announce they've signed forward John Scott to a one-year contract.

  • Ducks, Capitals stand out as teams with best salary cap situations

    CBS Sports "When you're a good team in the NHL over an extended period of time it is inevitable that the salary cap is going to become an issue. The Chicago Blackhawks are still experiencing that this offseason (again), whiles teams like Pittsburgh, Boston, Minnesota, Philadelphia, Vancouver and San Jose..." July 09

  • Coyotes confident young, veteran players will mesh "One Arizona Coyotes fan from Canada wanted to know if the team would consider adding more tasty sweets from home to augment the hugely popular Tim Hortons kiosk at Gila River Arena. Then there was the yoga instructor who instructed coach Dave Tippett to have his players sit up straight on the..." July 08

  • Arizona Coyotes name John Slaney assistant coach

    Arizona Republic "The Coyotes have added another assistant coach to their staff, signing John Slaney to a multi-year contract Wednesday. "We are pleased to add John to our coaching staff," General Manager Don Maloney said in a statement released by the team. "John has done a good job developing our young..." July 08

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    Sarah McLellan @azc_mclellan

    #Coyotes and winger Mikkel Boedker have agreed to a one-year deal, according to a league source.

  • Top 14 NHL UFAs of 2015: Best of who’s left

    Sportsnet "Where does the unrestricted free-agent class of 2015 stand now, after July 1’s flurry of signings? Well, admittedly, it’s looking a little thin. Although most big acquisitions will be made through trade at this point, that doesn’t mean useful players aren’t still out there to be scooped up...." July 07

  • Coyotes, Mikkel Boedker agree on 1-year, $3.75 million deal

    Fox Sports Arizona "The Coyotes have signed restricted free agent forward Mikkel Boedker to a one-year contract, $3.75 million contract. The salary ties Boedker with recently signed Antoine Vermette for second highest on the team, behind Shane Doan's $4.55 million. The two sides had been trying to work out a..." July 07

  • Coyotes Sign Strome to Entry-Level Contract "Arizona Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have signed center Dylan Strome to a three-year entry-level contract. As per club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed. “We are very pleased to sign Dylan to an entry-level contract,” said Maloney. “Dylan..." July 06

  • 23 Players Elect Salary Arbitration "Twenty-three players have elected Salary Arbitration: Arizona Coyotes Mikkel Boedker Phil Samuelsson Brendan Shinnimin Buffalo Sabres Phil Varone Calgary Flames Lance Bouma Paul Byron Josh Jooris Colorado Avalanche Andrew Agozzino Mathew Clark Detroit Red..." July 06

  • Coyotes' Boedker files for salary arbitration

    Fox Sports Arizona "Coyotes restricted free agent forward Mikkel Boedker on Sunday filed for salary arbitration, his agent Jarrett Bousquet confirmed. Bousquet and Coyotes general manager Don Maloney have been discussing a new contract for about three months, but the two sides were unable to reach an agreement..." July 05

  • Coyotes sign Eric Selleck and Derek Smith to one-year deals

    Arizona Republic "The Coyotes made two additions Friday, signing forward Eric Selleck and defenseman Derek Smith to one-year, two-way contracts. Selleck spent last season with the team's American Hockey League affiliate, while Smith played with Zurich in the Swiss League." July 04

  • Antoine Vermette Returns to Arizona with a 2-Year Deal

    The Hockey Writers "Antoine Vermette has come back to the Arizona Coyotes as the forward signed a two-year, $7.5 million deal as reported by TSN’s Pierre LeBrun and Bob McKenzie. The cap hit will be $3.75 per season for the two years. It’s actually a smaller hit than the last deal Vermette signed with the..." July 02

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    Andy Strickland @andystrickland

    Dakota Mermis agrees to an entry level contract with the Arizona #Coyotes #oshawa

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    Sarah McLellan @azc_mclellan

    #Coyotes make Downie signing official. Also announce Dylan Reese has signed a one-year, two-way contract. Hearing from Maloney soon.

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    Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

    Anders Lindback signs with Arizona

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    John Shannon @JSportsnet

    Zybnek Michalekl signs in Arizona for 2 Years. #SigningSeason

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    Elliotte Friedman @FriedgeHNIC

    Downie deal is one-year at $1.75M with ARIZ per @RealKyper